Rain Donut

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

What the...? There's a rain donut over Sydney. I've never seen rain falling in that shape before.

Waterspout

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Spotted a waterspout on the way home yesterday, an intense thin trunk against the darkness of its storm cloud. I only had my tiny camera phone with me, so the best photo I got was taken several minutes after I'd spotted it, when it had already roped out and only ...

Feed me!

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Cheeky Chappy Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. I was working on my computer, when one of these guys flew up against my window, drawing my attention to the fact there was a whole flock of Rainbow Lorikeets waiting to be fed. I suppose ...

Summer day

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

It reached 25 degrees C in London today. It wasn't like a 25 degree day in Sydney, it seemed much hotter. The buses and the trains still had their heating on - I don't think they can actually turn it off - so it was more like 30 degrees ...

Photos from Japan #2 – Mt Fuji

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

Early the next day after I arrived, the wedding party, comprising Martin, Mieko, Ann (Martin's Mum), Kevin (Martin's Dad), Eileen (Martin's Dad's partner,) Louise (Martin's sister) and her boyfriend Stewart, Martin's aunts Sue, Catherine and Jenny and I all went to Mt Fuji in a hire car and van driven ...

Waterfall Cottage

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

Open day at Waterfall Cottage near Bayview today. I try to go every year because it's the most beautiful house and garden I've seen. A pale gold sandstone fairytale house set in a rainforest. Apologies for the poor quality of my photos. This is what you see as you walk through the ...

Big Geocaching Day

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

Over the Wall by The 2 Dogs S 33° 48.741 E 151° 18.165 (ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest) Difficulty: 2 Terrain: 2.5 A very tricky conundrum this one and it's not for the faint hearted. Which side ...

A hot one…

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

It's supposed to be heading for a top of 42 degrees C today. The hottest November day since weather record keeping began. It was quite a cool night, around 21 degrees C, so I woke up thinking that the record temperature wasn't likely. But in the hour between waking up and ...

Another El Nino

Wednesday, September 1st, 2004

From the Sydney Morning Herald: Good rains in recent days have failed to head off warnings of a possible El Nino weather phenomenon hitting eastern Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology said there were growing signs that farm regions would be hit by below-average rainfall and above-average temperatures in coming months. It came as ...