Sunday, 18 February 2007

And yet we drink it!


Adelaide is experiencing severe drought conditions this summer due to poor rainfall and even poorer flows in the Murray River.
Here is one way to cross the river in the heat-wave conditions. I hope this makes Ausralians feel cooler, and Northern Hemispherians feel warmer.

9 comments:

Monica from rio said...

M.Benaut, your comment on my page is very kind. I must confess that Im not sure yet about starting the photoblog. There are a lot going on here right now, but I'm afraid not good things (don't want to bore you with the complicated details of Rio political scnario right now) but the truth is we are going through a serious crises. Lots of sad and bad things happening to the city and to the people. So I'm not sure now it's an appropriate moment to be posting beautiful pictures while I see so much drama around me. I put the photo of Christ because we cariocas like to think he's always blessing us from the top of the mountain. And we sure are in need of some blessing...
But looking at the pictures that you guys post at DPs gives me such a pleasure, I love to see the good and beautiful things there are around the world. It certainly makes my day better checking you guys blogs.

Well sorry for the long and sort of tedious comment. Anyway, it's good to know I can count on nice people like you when I really get my blog going! Thanks! Be patient though, I might get a little longer to get the hang of it, or better saying, to get into the spirit of it!

Monica from rio said...

To answer your question, one can go to the top of the mountain where the statue of Christ is either by road or by trolley.
The view is fantastic. As for the beaches, they're often too crowded (I mean way TOO crowded!) so it might to be so easy going to the beach as one would imagine.

Monica from rio said...

I meant, it might not be so easy going to the beach..

M.Benaut said...

Monica,
I am sorry to hear about those troubles. I understand the history of the Cariocas, (a little) and the Fluminenses and I hope you remain safe and secure.
I get the impression that you perhaps are a visitor in Brazil, but I don't wish to seek that sort of information from you. In the meantime, I hope you will be safe and stay out of harm's way. You will always have friends out here in blogland who care about you, especially in their prayers too. Take a few shots when and if you can, and follow the fun in your own way. I will try to make you laugh when I can.

Kate Isis said...

Hiya, I had a question for Dive which he sent me to you for an answer.
What is the correct way to eat a croissant properly?
I ordered one in sydney, a ham and cheese croissant.
When they brought me my french breakfast they had put it in a sandwich press.
For some reason i can't see french people sandwich pressing their croissants into croissandwiches.
Awaiting enlightenment.

Great Pics, Adelaide is having water problems to huh? Seems to be a pretty widespread drought this time.

M.Benaut said...

Howdy Kate,
Thanks for dropping by. It's a long time since I was last in Newcastle so that's one more destination, the beautiful East coast of NSW.
I don't reckon they would have ever heard of a sandwich press in France! Can you imagine sitting beside the Seine and..... Nah, it must have been yesterday's croissant and they were just fresh'ning it up a bit. Bastards! I reckon the proper way is to be dreadfully hungry, like the next morning; the croissants are freshly out of the oven and nicely warm and you are just salivating. A little butter and plum jam. Fresh orange juice, a view over water and no newspapers. Hell, I'm now getting hungry! Mind you at Sydney airport, anything you buy to eat there goes in a sandwich press. Glad you are enjoying the fun here. Me too, and yes the water restrictions are getting worse, we're a bit frightened of bushfires in the hills, so fingers crossed. Thanks mate and see y soon.

M.Benaut said...

Monica,
If you want to see uncrowded beaches, rip over to Kate Isis' blog. Click the blue thing up top. She lives in paradise. Que pensez-vous ?

Kate Isis said...

Butter and plum jam. Yap hunger is now knocking. I knew there was something suss about the sandwich press. Next time i'm in Sydney i'm ordering another and photographing it.
We don't have the water restrictions up here yet, we're pretty ok with water at the moment although they are talking about taking our water supply for the central coast and sydney.
I was in Victoria last November and for the first time really saw what the effects of drought did. It was in a word ugly.
Luckily we haven't had the fire problem this year either, we seeemd to have skipped the worst of it but you guys are getting hamemred down there aren't you. Scary stuff, water shortage and massive fires.
Hugs xoxox

M.Benaut said...

Kate,
Yes, it's dangerous. The lawns here are now almost symbolic of a wide, brown land! Glad you have water but I'm afraid we could be in for the long haul!