Sunday, 2 July 2017
Fun in the Sun
Fun in the sun. What a stupid title for the hottest bloody day in the last ten years. We had snow this winter, the first time for donkeys years and now this incredible heatwave. I went outside to retrieve some washing, a half minute dash across a tiled terrace. My poor bare feet got burnt and I was screaming because I couldn't get the door open fast enough. Washing either gets hung in the shade or I put it out at night. The scorching sun would ruin the clothes.
One more day and night to go and then 'they say' temperatures will go way down. They had better go way, way down.
This morning we took the grandkids down for a swim. The car was bearable. It was less than a five minute drive but the sea was warm and when I sat down for coffee it was like sitting on a heap of coals with the occasional blast of hot air from a furnace.
Local Vayonia Bay from another angle. It is up and running and doing great business in this hot weather
Kids jumping for joy to be in the water
The view from our table. Looks the ideal place to be. It was hot
There were half a dozen small boats out in the bay and two catamarans. I don't know if I would have liked to be on a boat out there today. Not much breeze and warm salty water.
The spiny sea urchins have all been collected and removed and any rubbish in the water or on the beach is quickly removed by one of the young lads
This catamaran was flying the Silver Fern (silver fern on a black background) which for those that don't know is the alternate NZ flag. So easy to recognise. Doesn't look like the Australian, English flags or any of those very similar flags of other english protectorates. NZ ers voted not to change the old flag with the Union Jack in one corner and the four stars of the southern cross. They didn't want a plant (fern) on their flag. Strange people those kiwis.
The Lions beat the All Blacks in the 2nd test match. 24-21. First time the All Blacks have lost a game on home turf in 8 years.
Grandaughter and partner in the double skiff came first in their heat and will be in the finals. This is the PanHellenic (National Greek) rowing competition so it could be a stepping stone to something big.
Our girls won the national double skiff!
When are the next Olympics??