Scott T: The Blog

Goodbye, Winter

Posted Mon, Oct 04, 2010 at 8:32pm by Scott
Tagged: everyday, sailing, water

October long weekend is just about over, and the weather was absolutely wonderful - particularly for sailing. Saturday and Sunday held the usual LBYC Opening Regatta - a small selection of photos is available. Both days provided plenty of wind for the sailors, with several people going swimming and quite a number of 'almost' stories being traded on the Sunday afternoon. Also considering that the weekend was one of sailing, I didn't break trend and managed to gain a light pink tinge to my upper arms and nose - fortunately a long way off the bright red glow I've obtained on previous occasions.

Quite incredibly, the water level has also been raised - the current photo used for my header graphic is well and truly out of date.

Not too far off the old pool level at all. Even better news is that with all the recent rain further upstream in the last few weeks, water levels are expected to rise even further which will be great to see.

Obviously, being a long weekend, I was expecting traffic to be fairly hectic. I believe I was ahead of it on the Friday evening (not too many cars to worry about the length of the trip home), however the return leg earlier this-afternoon was a bit busier. One of the ferry crossings was the busiest I've seen it for quite some time, while I've heard that the highway from home to Adelaide got worse, the close to Adelaide you got.

As much as the rain of the past 6 months has been nice, I'm certainly looking forward to the warmer weather of the next month or two - bring on October!


I love the comparison between the photo and your header! I've heard it's been raining a lot over there and as funny as it sounds, I'm jealous! I love the rain - the rain here in Vancouver isn't heavy or noisy, it's just really really light you hardly notice it (unless like me, you're wearing glasses!). It's good to hear from you, it's been a while! :)

Posted Tue, Oct 05, 2010 at 2:28pm by Katie

There was quite a bit of rain further up the Murray-Darling catchment area (particularly in Victoria), so the river is getting a decent flush. It hasn't fully reached us yet so would be good to see the levels rise a bit further.

Nice to hear the weather over there isn't too cool yet. I don't mind the heavier rain, but I'm quite happy that the non-stop light mist weather should be behind us now =)

Posted Wed, Oct 06, 2010 at 8:29pm by Scott

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