Saturday, 30 August 2008

Saturday 30 August

Another breezy morning, but the sun is out for the moment. Summer is really over, no doubt about it. Mind you, points further south and east probably disagree with me as they see the mercury topping at 80F today.

Hurricane Gustav is getting nasty, packing winds well in excess of 100 mph as it heads towards the Isle of Youth off Cuba. Beyond that, it's the Gulf of Mexico and pick your own point of landfall. Your guess is as good as mine, and I haven't got a clue, because the National Hurricane Center hasn't got a clue either. Spare a thought for the poor souls in Cuba, who can anticipate a storm surge of nearly 20 feet when Gustav rolls by.

Hurricane Gustav also brings a lot of rain, 25 inches. Australia, conversely, is suffering from drought. A drought of men. There are more women than men in Australia. Read the article, while I close this entry to avoid making ribald comments.


  1. Weather here in London is actually.....wait for it.... SUNNY Had forgotten what it looked like.
    Hope that everybody in the path of Hurricane Gustav stays safe
    hugs Jayne

  2. I could have done without the picture in that article.  LOL


  3. Best wishes for all. Janie