Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Winter Solstice

The winter solstice and the shortest day have just passed and Sydney is entering the coldest part of the year. We complain a lot here about the cold, even though we get no frost or snow. It is because our houses are not built for temperatures below 20c , they are built for the sub tropics with lots of glazing and with poor insulation. The winds are now mostly westerly and unstable. Some of of our days are cold, raining and dark but we still get a fair share of wonderful mild, sunny, sailing days. The good news, we get a mini spring in early August which brings out native flowers on the headlands and sailors on the harbour.

Here is time lapse video of Sydney Harbour on Saturday 23 June a few days after the winter solstice.