Thursday, September 24, 2009

Settling In

Finally, some time for blogging. Its not that we've had a lot of activity here but a lot of time has been spent catching up with the family and running the normal household errands to get setup here.

Guess what? I thought I was escaping the heat and hazy air of Palembang. But take a look at this photo. This was what Brisbane looked like yesterday :

For more pictures, go here.

There are frequent dust storms inland but they rarely blow over the major cities. Yesterdays was supposedly the largest since October 2002. Its actually the first time I've ever experienced one in Australia (wasn't around in Oct 02).

It didn't stink like the haze in Palembang and only lasted a day but this definitely requires a lot more cleanup. AND, this one has us all sneezing all day long.

Alright, just a short post but I'll be back soon.


Mike said...

The dust storm was on the world news here. It seems to be following you. Do NOT come to the US until you shake this air pollution curse that's following you. We have enough already.

Nap Warden said...

Wow...that is a great picture! Very ominous...