Sunday, 6 February 2011
Yesterday, was about the hottest day I've ever known in Sydney. By 9am it was sweltering and we were all just puddles on the lounge. We decided to pack up Skip's work car, which has great air con and built-in DVD player in the back and hit the road. We could watch the city melt from behind our tinted windows. Perfect way to do something, keep cool and let Goosey rest in comfort (she's still not 100% from her operation).
We drove south out of town for a couple of hours and had lunch at the first air-conditioned place we could find (McDonalds). We then had a quick late afternoon dip at a gorgeous little beach we found. The sand was searingly hot and you could almost hear the droplets of water sizzle as they hit your skin. We headed home and at 6pm it was still 42 degrees (107 degrees F, for my US buddies).
The night was sweaty and long. A game of musical beds ensued as we all woke and swapped at regular intervals. Lil-lil woke and wailed: "It's so hoooooooot, mum." At about midnight I checked the temperature and it was still 33 degrees (91 degrees F). Ergh.
I think the mercury finally dipped at 5am to 27 degrees (81 degrees F) before slowly climbing again.
We hit Freshwater beach at 7.30am this morning for a quick dip and escape our swelterting home. It almost felt chilly even though it was pushing 30 degrees. Lil-lil sang a beautiful 'I need to do a poo!' song to the hundreds of beach goers. And Goosey fell asleep, exhausted from the heat and trying to recover. At least we were all cool.
So, this heatwave is supposed to end this afternoon and can I just say, about bloody time!
If you live in NSW, how have you escaped the heat this week?