Today more snow fell in the south, and nearer to us on the Central Plateau. My short legs will struggle to get through any snow, far less the 18 inches, to one metre or more, much more further north near Lake Tekapo. I heard tonight there is so much snow, it will have to be taken away by trucks before it melts, or else there will be huge flooding, but not quite as dramatic and dangerous as I saw on TV, in Calgary. Rain and snow melt, then there is way too much water.
A few more photos from Otago, taken today, after another fall of snow made driving just that much more.. Exciting? Dangerous?, would walking in it be any better?? Sledding tomorrow, weather permitting!!!
This looks like deep snow, thank goodness for a plough, that makes the driving easier!!!
My wish/need,winter clothing … list has grown to include necessities such as…
Courtesy of the internet and thanks to Google….
#1, Snow shovel
#2 ,Snow Boots
#3, Taller snow boots
#4, Snow boots with heating!!!
# 5 , down filled winter coat
These are for the days when the snow level is low!!!
Now, these are for deep snow treks!!!
Now, this is the Ultimate, It has rechargeable heating inside. Plug the battery into the charger, and bingo!!!
We have passed the shortest day, and now daylight hours might slowly start to be longer, Solstice has been, but temperatures will be colder. They hovered between 0 Celsius, and 1 Celsius, down south, and tonight down to –12 Celsius in inland and Central Otago and in Canterbury. Here we are almost tropical with about 6 C out, and a very warm 21 C inside.
Quotation of the day, author unknown,
“ Put on your thick socks, lace up your boots,
and you can walk in any direction you choose”
Greetings from Jean