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Escaping the Heatwave


Once again more by necessity than design I find myself 300 miles south of Wang' at Hastings on Westernport Bay.
Well this was a spur of the moment decision taken yesterday before daybreak when I googled the week's forecast and
saw that temps would be in the mid 40C's, so I took the iron horse and bolted. It's a gorgeous 25C here (21C cooler than Wang)
and forecast to remain so at least for the next several days. So this morning I took a 10 minute stroll to the supermarket and couldn't resist
shooting the smiling faces of a row of sunflowers by a neighbour's fence. Would you believe it, I deliberately left the M5 Mkii at home in favour of the XZ2,
but even that I had left at Sandra's where I'm house-sitting while she's in Tasmania, so these were taken with the proverbial "best camera", the one I had with me, the phone!.




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Cool photos Mark, love the B1.....
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Re: Escape from the Heatwave

I have a friend who lives an hour or so north of Sydney and he is sweltering right now with temperatures in the 40s. I might suggest he joins you - it's 40s here too, but Fahrenheit . That's one impressive phone camera you have Mark!
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Cool photos Mark, love the B1...……..
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I have a friend who lives an hour or so north of Sydney and he is sweltering right now with temperatures in the 40s. I might suggest he joins you - it's 40s here too, but Fahrenheit . That's one impressive phone camera you have Mark!
Your friend is right, Otto, temps are in the 40's over most of the country and are forecast to remain so for the quite some time. I'm not sure which is worse, 40C or 40F, both uncomfortable although 40C is the more dangerous a a number of levels. And yes, the phone does have a reasonable camera for snapshots, but as far as smartphones go the Samsung S8+ is among the worst I've had.
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Re: Escape from the Heatwave

Thanks for warming and cheering us up with those!
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Thanks for warming and cheering us up with those!
Thanks Mark, I like this little village of Hastings a lot, and would rather be here by the sea than Wang'.
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Re: Escape from the Heatwave

May be worth trading your shack in Wang for a cabin in Hastings. What with climate change and sea level rise perhaps a boat would be better!
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May be worth trading your shack in Wang for a cabin in Hastings. What with climate change and sea level rise perhaps a boat would be better!
I'm seriously considering doing just that ... well at least the land-based option.
As for your second suggestion, without the likes of MJ224 I would be all at sea.
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I'm seriously considering doing just that ... well at least the land-based option.
As for your second suggestion, without the likes of MJ224 I would be all at sea.
I am seriously thinking of selling my boat. Any offers....
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I'm not sure which is worse, 40C or 40F, both uncomfortable although 40C is the more dangerous a a number of levels.
I'm down to my 'T' shirt, shorts and flip-flops at 40F!

Seriously though, you can protect yourself down to -50C with appropriate clothing. There's no appropriate clothing to protect yourself against +50C. I'm guessing, but I suspect that a day out in +50C will kill you, because you're unlikely to be able to drink enough and sweat to keep the body temperature down.

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Re: Escape from the Heatwave

yes I have worked in 50'C in Iran. One hour in heat and one hour indoors refilling with water.....Not nice. But a lovely tan......
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I am seriously thinking of selling my boat. Any offers...……….
I would have to sea it first. Sail over and let me take it to Antarctica on a sixty knot northerly, I'll pay you on arrival, Mark ...
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I'm down to my 'T' shirt, shorts and flip-flops at 40F! Seriously though, you can protect yourself down to -50C with appropriate clothing. There's no appropriate clothing to protect yourself against +50C. I'm guessing, but I suspect that a day out in +50C will kill you, because you're unlikely to be able to drink enough and sweat to keep the body temperature down.
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yes I have worked in 50'C in Iran. One hour in heat and one hour indoors refilling with water...…..Not nice. But a lovely tan...………...
With our summer average temps now well above normal, I'm guessing that next year or the year after we'll see the mercury hitting 50C consistently. If I'm right, people in affected areas will be dropping dead by the millions, like the mass fish kill in our Darling River system due to mismanagement, green algae and lack of oxygen in the water.
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