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More from Sydney, Australia!

22 Dec

I have a penchant for noticing unusual events, so I can’t resist pointing these out.

I suppose everyone from our part of the world knows that today is the longest day.  The weather in Sydney has been so mild that it seems like summer is slipping away, bereft of the hot, sunny days that seem to typify it. The turning point has arrived, yet how many Sydney siders have really grasped it?

Strange,too, is the tide at Fort Denison, Sydney. Low tide is predicted tonight at -wait for it- exactly mid-night, Eastern Standard time. “Well, you’re on Daylight Saving Time,” you might be saying. Fair enough, but still, it’s a very rare event indeed to have this tidal prediction.

All this, and Christmas Day is just a few sleeps away!

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