Something weird I have noticed. The reported high and low temperatures have been almost the same since late December, 12-14 Celsius for the low and usually 29-33 for the high, with a a few days hotter than that. The thing is that even though the lows are still the same as they have been all summer, it has started to feel a lot colder at night and early in the morning. I am starting not to believe the reported temperatures - or maybe the temp is staying at the low for longer? I don't know, but it is depressing to think of it getting colder.
I had yet another car disaster which I won't go into because it would prompt screaming you could hear from wherever you all are. Suffice to say I had to hike home with the dog along a shoulder-less highway and through fields with sharp dry stubble. It was noon, at least 31 degrees (88F), we had no water, and I am unhappy.
Oh, the dog was delighted. Once I got him away from the highway, I took off the improvised leash and let him romp. He was thirsty as hell though by the time we got home.
"The local garage" is one guy and his underage nephew. This is a brand new (rebuilt) engine and a very long story that I would tell you except that I feel the pressure mounting in my brain as I think about it.
I used to live in Durban and people (locals and visitors alike) used to complain about the humidity.Hmmm. These people haven't been to, say, Bangkok or Santa Cruz de la Sierra (in the Amazon lowlands of Bolivia).
All the time I've been in bed I've had the cheerful view through the window of sun and blue sky. The weather has turned English: drizzling in a half-hearted way, but mainly just grey and gloomy.
Tomorrow we are promised bright periods. I want to live in a country whose language has never felt the need of bright periods.
Baz, February is the worst time to be in Dbn, I have travelled to Bangkok and honestly do not remember humidity like this and I walked a lot in Bangkok, maybe I was there is a far less humid time, and I think I was a bit slimmer then, which probably helped loads.
Humidity in Durban last week was between 75 and 85%, for someone used to nice dry highveld weather, I can tell you it was an effort to walk.
"Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies." [br]— Nelson Mandela
I think that Southern Hemisphere people should be prevented from thumbing their noses at North Hemisphere people.
Well you get to do the same when it is winter here, but at least it doesn't snow (well we had some flurries once but it hardly stuck). It did flood by my house a few years ago, though.
We had a thunderstorm on Saturday, which is very rare here. It almost never rains in the summer months and thunderstorms are also uncommon, so the combination was not expected. Poor doggies didn't like it.