As seen through the window at holtieshouse
My adopted home State Queensland;
These are my own observations rather than what you would read in the tourist pamphlets;
The southern boundary is shared with NSW and is the most densely populated, the climate in this part of Qld. is the start of the sub-tropical zone, this translates to, warmer temperatures, higher humidity, and rainfall predominately in the summer months.
The coastal strip from our famous “Gold Coast” through
The further North one travels the more this sub-tropical effect comes into play, during the cooler months, (there really aren’t any cold months) this acts very much in favour of North Queensland, attracting vast numbers of tourists escaping the cold weather.
However during the warmer months people not acclimatized to the heat and humidity find it oppressive.
Basically these opening comments apply to that coastal strip which varies in width from only 20/30 miles up to perhaps 100 miles wide as defined by the
On this Western part of the State things vary a lot, in the South, particularly in the higher regions there is a definite winter season, with occasional snow falls, frosts and freezing temperatures.
Through the more Northern parts of inland Qld. the day time temperatures can be very high, with far less humidity, and very cold nights, this region is cattle country, with many “stations” (read ranches in US) the size of small States, this is also the catchment area for the floods that occasionally fill Lake Eyre.
A little over 100 miles north of
So rich in fact that it is credited with saving the fledgling State of
Located 35 miles from the coast, and central to many of the areas attractions it is the population centre of the district, approx 16,000 people.
There are two major “Country Music Festivals” in
This site has a Camping facility that easily caters for the huge crowds of dedicated Country addicts, alternatively many people travel between Gympie and the Muster site daily. (“Country” bloggers are hereby offered accommodation at holtieshouse)
Other claims to fame is the nearby magnificent
Gympie is located on the
The reason for this severe flooding is the towns location in a huge ampitheatre with a narrow exit through the hills, and a subsequent build up of flood waters, we sort of expect a flood of some sort every 4/6 years and are overdue for one now so who can tell what’s coming.
Well I’m all Ozed out for the moment I hope at least some of you enjoyed the exercise and the rest of you were loyal enough not to desert me.
I will be only to pleased to give you more details, (or my version of same) if anyone would like to know more.
This is a light-hearted, (I think) look at our weather, remember summer starts in December here!!!
Just got transferred by my work into our new home in
Really heating up. Got to 30 today. Not a problem, live in an air-conditioned house, drive an air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to see the sun everyday like this. I’m turning into a sun worshipper.
Had the backyard landscaped with tropical plants today, lots of palms and rocks. What a breeze to maintain, no more mowing lawns for me. Another scorcher today, but I love it here.
The temperature hasn’t been below 30 all week. How do people get used to this kind of heat? At least today it’s kinda windy though. But getting used to heat is taking longer than I expected.
Fell asleep by the pool. Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my body, missed 3 days of work, what a dumb thing to do. I learned my lesson though, got to respect the ol’ sun in a climate like this.
I missed kitty (our cat) sneaking into the car when I left this morning. By the time I got to the hot car for lunch, Kitty had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag and stank up the genuine leather upholstery. I told the kids that she ran away. The car now smells like Wiskettes and cat sh**. I learned my lesson though, no more pets in this heat.
The wind sucks. It feels like a giant bloody blow dryer, and it’s hot as hell. The home air-conditioner is on the blink and the AC repairman charged me $200 just to drive over and tell me he needed to order parts.
Been sleeping outside by the pool for 3 nights now, Bloody $450,000 house and we can’t even go inside. Why did I ever come here?
Its 35 degrees! Finally got the air-conditioner fixed today, it cost $500 and gets the temperature down to 25 degrees, but this bloody humidity makes the house feel like it’s about 30 degrees. Stupid repairman. I hate this stupid place
If another wise arse cracks, “Hot enough for you today?” I’m going to strangle him. Bloody heat! By the time I got to work the cars radiator was boiling over, my clothes are soaking wet and I smell like baked cat!
Tried to run some messages after work. Wore shorts, sat on the black leather upholstery in the car. I thought my arse was on fire, I lost 2 layers of skin and all the hair from the back of my legs. Now my car smells like burnt hair, fried arse and baked cat.
The weather report might as well be a bloody recording. Hot and sunny, Hot and sunny, Hot and sunny. It’s been too hot to do anything for 2 damn months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week. Doesn’t it ever rain in this damn place? Water restrictions will be next, so my $2,000 worth of palms just might dry up and blow into the bloody pool. Even the palms can’t live in this heat.
Welcome to HELL. Temperature got to 38 degrees today. Now the air-conditioner’s gone in my car. The repairman came to fix and said, “Hot enough for you today?” My wife had to spend the $2,500 house payment to bail my arse out of jail for assaulting the repairman. Bloody
WHAT?? Just heard on the TV that this is the first day of SUMMER! They have to be kidding!!
Just wait till it rains, (for a week straight,)
5 or 6 inches but at least it doesn’t get cold!!