Friday, November 17, 2006

Bad Weather

I know I have written about Wellington's crappy weather before, but at the time I thought it was a passing thing. One cannot expect winter weather to be good, because bad weather is what definies winter. But now it is spring, and since the nice days in Wellington are really nice, I was hoping it would improve.

Not so. Since I got back a week ago, it's been storming almost nonstop. And this is not your average wind and rain, either. I seriously considered going to hide in our window-less hallway the other day for fear that the glass was going to blow in. Then my flatmates and I had a discussion about what they call hurricanes here (typhoons? cyclones? There was no conclusion), and if they get them (yes).

Then yesterday there were TWO earthquakes.
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/11/17/asia/AS_GEN_New_Zealand_Quake.php

I'm leaving for Auckland tomorrow.

1 comment:

Heather said...

How very peculiar...
Why escape the hurricanes and earthquakes for the tropical island splendor of Auckland when you could head south to Dunedin to see the icebergs!

According to a friend there...
http://www.odt.co.nz/article.php?refid=2006,11,17,1,00100,2be9d5e0d41b61f3684744db00b7c71f§=0