Wednesday, January 13, 2010
We have arrived in Australia and we have brought some weather with us.
Gay's sister Dana picked us up at Sydney Airport yesterday in bright sunshine and drove us to her home in Nowra, three hours awaay. She was telling us about the recent high temperatures, breaking records in some parts of Oz. As she drove, the skies blackened, fog descended, and the forecasts worsened.
We just about made it to the house before it started raining, and it has done little else since. We are expecting some sort of an award from the government for this, or perhaps just a parade of triumph organised by a grateful people.
Of course we all remember the terrible fires in Oz last year. Every bit of rain must be regarded as one more brick in the defensive wall.