|STORMS AND RAIN HITTING THE NORTH ISLAND|
|FINE SUNNY WEATHER THROUGH THE WEEKEND|
|COULD BE EITHER|
NIWA actually is the acronym (sorry Richard of RBB who hates acronyms) for National Institute of Water and Atmosperic research. Although why they didn't call it NIWAR or NIOWAR I don't know perhaps it was the negative connotation of 'WAR' that put them off. I must ask good friend Geoff who works there.
NIWA is not really responsible for the weather but hey, its good to blame someone.
This Labour Weekend the weather was forecast to be windy, cloudy, rainy and cold.
We woke this morning to clear blue skies, sunshine and still conditions that made the bay like a millpond. Expecting the worse we stayed in bed only to peep out again a couple of hours later to clear blue skies, sunshine and still conditions that made the bay like a millpond.
We breakfasted and went for a long walk around the bays expecting a change at any moment.
I decided to go kayaking on the water that was still flat and peaceful (quite a change from Friday when there were big waves pounding the shore - unusual for a very sheltered bay) and tootled around for an hour or so, in the warm sunshine.
5PM now and it is still warm and peaceful outside.
Another kayak might be on the cards at sunset.
|Friend of ours, Allan, kayaking in the bay a couple of years ago|