Thursday, September 24, 2009

September moods

Tasmania is smack in the middle of the "Roaring Forties" - the belt of westerly winds which prevail about 40 degrees south of the equator. In September south-easterly changes bring rain and occasional storms and pile the waves upon the shore.

This is the time to head for the Bay of Fires if you like surf, or a reason to rug up, light a fire and create a cosy nest. Take advantage of breaks in the weather to wander along the beach and see what has come in on the tide, or head a bit inland along the flat near Big Lagoon and look for the first of the new season's orchids.

And some people think the beach is just for lying on a towel in the sun ...