Island, Life

Sea Breeze

A little bit of wind never goes astray, it is good for blowing the olds cobwebs away! Spring is the breeze’s busiest time of year and often I don’t feel like stepping out, at least not until down the wind has died.

Bunkered in, battening the hatch, some of us hope the TV reception and the power lasts! Brave linesmen on poles go high, the distance it is to meet a fuse swinging by. Nerves of steel, up there in the wind, they bring the power back to us again.

But even when it’s windy there’s lots you can do… a cosy car ride? Especially if the sun is on our side. There is always somewhere to escape, it depends which way the gale is faced.

Wind rattling windows can have a hypnotic effect, sending you to sleep in a safe, secure way – every now and then you will hear the roof lift, as long as it comes back down with a generous thud, you have good luck!

Although it can be quite hard to get out of your car on the main street of town and no amount of hairspray will keep your hair down. There’s not much you can do, wait for a less windy day to style your hair in a favourite way?

The roaring 40’s is our claim to fame. It’s what sets us apart at the end of the day and even when feeding horses and cattle with hay – blowing away! We wouldn’t have it any other way. It is lovely to sit inside with a cup of tea and watch the squalls passing through, somedays I couldn’t think of anything better to do.

I’ve found it is the best time to whipper snip the lawn or get the washing dry, that’s if you can get it onto the line. Quite often laundry is in a tangled mess or in the next yard at best.

Trees are folded over like the curve of a back, as if to say “Stop blowing at me!” Yet Mother Nature roars! Sometimes frightening us to the core. Flinders Island is famous for the wind and lucky for us it is a seasonal thing.

So, here we are the spring, keep us in mind when you are out in the wind. It’s a funny thing when it goes away and you will quite often hear friends say…

“Yay it’s not windy today!”

The wind clears my weird energy away and behind every good front is a sense of peace. Roll-on…

X Sammi & Megan

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1 Comment

  • Reply D'reen Lovegrove November 3, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Another great island Lifestyle. That wind stopped me doing the bikeride yesterday

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