Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Weather Contrast

Gay and I covered 100 kms on foot last week, with a further 50 kms on bicycle. It was a bit of a shock to the system after a year or so of much, much less. And after the first long march I was not a happy bunny because it seemed the plantar fasciitis had returned. Surprisingly, the next morning it had eased off again and has not really troubled me since, despite further assaults. I can tell it is there but it is not getting worse.

We are now at Kaka Point in the Catlins, pretty much as far south as you can go in New Zealand. The weather is good, as you can tell in the picture of Nugget Point, to which we walked this morning, although there is a very strong easterly wind. At this latitude, the wind whistles round and round the world pretty much unimpeded, as does the Southern Ocean, which makes the latter such a dangerous and exciting place for sailors.

The second picture, kindly sent to us by Ang, our next-door neighbour, is the scene outside our home this morning. I think we did the right thing coming here. :-)

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