Winter storm blocks our view of Venus
The South Island was hit by a southerly blast yesterday, with snow down to almost sea level in places. Check out the scene in Christchurch here, for example.
In Nelson we just got high winds and a lot of rain, which meant that solar observations were impossible. We’ll just have to wait another 105 years. The seas at the Boulder Bank looked spectacular however. They were not particularly large, but the offshore wind was lifting the tops. You could see the “white horses” rising up above the Boulder Bank from a long way off. Here are some examples:
Expensive yacht race!
The other night the usual Wednesday night yacht racing coincided with a big SW wind. I fancied my chances of catching some good action shots, so took up a position where I had a good view, about 100m along the road from our house. Well I wasn’t disappointed. Here is one of the shots, but there was much more to come: