It took me over an hour to get up and down Mt Kau Kau today. The weather was
typical for this time of year.
It’s one of those summers where
two days of sun is too much to ask for. Even my favourite part of the country is having a weird summer.
Honestly, if this is what summer looks like, then I think I’ve been quite lucky given
how things are in the rest of the world.
Jason Kottke recently talked about Kurt Vonnegut’s six seasons: Spring, Summer, Locking, Winter, Unlocking, and Autumn. He noted that in Vermont the two extras are unpleasant and go by different names “Stick Season” and Mud Season.
New Zealand, and especially Wellington, also follows a six season notation originally posited by
Adam Shand and made into a real time calendar by @dmanww
Unfortunately we’re right in the middle of a classic Shitsville season. Temperatures are cool even when it’s sunny. It’s grey and rainy more often than not. It’s always onshore at the beach. I can’t wait for Spring 2.