lundi 6 décembre 2010

La météo – 27 jour sans pluie ! - 27 days without rain

La une du journal régionale !

Vous avez peut-être remarque le soleil dans toutes les photos. Quand on a prépare notre voyage, on a découvert que normalement il fait frais et pluvieux en Nouvelle Zélande – c’est encore le printemps ici. Le nom Maori pour ce pays est ‘le longue nuage blanc.’ Donc, on est venus avec une petite laine et 1 ou 2 pulls (comme on n’a que des bagages à main, on n’a pas beaucoup.) Mais on a eu on temps remarquable – malheureusement pour les habitants, ils craignent la sécheresse. Mais pour les touristes, on ne se plaigne pas !

The headline from the local paper – no rain for a long time. You may have noticed the sun in most of our photos. When we were preparing to come away, we learned that New Zealand normally had cool, cloudy weather at this time of year. The Maori name for the country was, after all, ‘The long white cloud’ and it is still spring here. So we brought a few bits of warm clothing – not much, as we came with hand baggage only. But we’ve had amazing weather – great for us, although not so much for the people who live here, who are already worrying about a drought. But we’re not complaining.

1 commentaire:

Krys & Paul a dit…

What wonderful weather! Though as you say - scary for NZers who have seldom had to worry about drought! We found it so green compared to OZ