Sub-tropical

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Gissy.

The temperature just hit 31ºWilbur goin left. On days like this you may be tempted to describe Gisborne as ‘tropical’  but if you’ve been to the tropics you’ll appreciate that we have more of a ‘sub-tropical’ climate. Which is great, as we miss out on a lot of tropical nasties like sea snakes, malaria, and low budget kung-fu movies playing in third world hotels. But at the height of summer we experience other menaces, such as crowded surf and the proverbial ‘surfed-5-times-over-the-summer’ kook. Check out the kook in the photo below!

Today the surf was so tiny I resorted to bodysurfing. The waves were so weak that I was even having difficulty doing that. As I took no photos, other than a couple of quick snaps on the cellphone, for today’s Dose I’ve recycled some shots I never used from last summer. (Except for the opening photo, which I took just the other night in ‘sub-tropical’ Gissy).  “Yes, I’ll have ice with my coke, thanks”.    Ô

kook

spot the Kook…   (pic by Doug Hislop)

hot start

a hot start to the day

sub-tropical Wainui

sub-tropical Wainui

summer SUPing

summer SUPing

water quality sign

drinking salt water is not advised

carpark sunset

carpark sunset

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