Friday, January 28, 2011
I read in the NZ Herald that the flooding in Australia was caused by La Niña. The same weather pattern has been sending us some tropical cyclones. New Zealand never gets really bad storms (according to the paper) but the past two weekends we at Waikawau Bay have been flooded in. Not bad flooded. Just bad enough that all the roads are closed and we can't leave. Last week we couldn't make it to church. This weekend Amalia and I had planned to drive back down to hike Mordor, but we are stuck again. The people in the campsite are stuck camping until the roads open. So at least we are stuck at a house with internet and television, and if worse came to worse, we have a freezer of ice cream novelties from the shop to eat.