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18th April 2013, 03:49 PM
Paul (pnodrog) sent me a PM asking why I haven't posted any pictures from my trip to New Zealand.
The reason is that I am still in shock from having to come back to Northern BC. We are having the coldest, greyest, snowiest pseudospring ever. Looking at the images from the trip is like driving a dagger into my heart. And processing requires pretty intensive looking.
New Plymouth 30C just before I left
On arrival in Fort Saint John minus 17C (and things are only slightly better in the last three weeks, more slushy snow this weekend)
I will post some images once I finish gnawing my leg off to escape
Last edited by tbob; 18th April 2013 at 04:09 PM.
18th April 2013, 04:33 PM
Sounds like you had a great trip.
I got a bit worried when we went to NZ and my wife and older daughter were having a really serious look at the real estate ads in the local paper. Nice climate, nice people and a lot of sheep.
I got a similar reaction when my wife and younger daughter got back from Portugal a couple of weeks ago to the lovely non-spring we are having in this part of Canada too. Leaves on trees and flowers in bloom versus snow on the ground. I think they would have preferred staying there for a few more weeks.
Last edited by GrumpyDiver; 18th April 2013 at 04:42 PM.
18th April 2013, 07:00 PM
My deepest apologies. I had no idea of the climatic trauma you have suffered. Even I can tell by close examination that the photographs are taken in different parts of the world.
18th April 2013, 09:34 PM
I think you escaped just in time as here in Otago, that is next to Southland, winter is with us temperature down to 14C ... but my son yesterday sent me a great picture taken with his I-phone in Colorado of his better half driving Bumble Bee through the snow framed with icicles hanging from shubery. Going in a photo trip this weekend and I have packed my long johns and skivy to wear under my shirt
19th April 2013, 06:27 AM
My condolences Trevor, I've visited BC quite often in the past and know exactly what you mean.
My best trip in the opposite direction was from Deadhorse, Alaska to Houston, Texas - a temperature change of 95 deg F in one day!
I alway blame Canukistan for any temperature below 50 F down here
19th April 2013, 03:06 PM
I traveled from Detroit in January to Key West for a dive trip early this year. -17F to 86F in just a few hours. A 103F temperature swing. Bit of a shock to the system.
Good thing the diving rocked, because Key West is terrible. Chocolate dipped key lime pie on a stick? "Irish" bars with country singers? Aggressive, gin-addled Tennessee streetwalkers? Really? But at least I got a couple good photos and some .