Despite some uncharitable behaviour on behalf of the weather gods, the organisers and participants in this year’s Santa Parade put on a good show for the small but enthusiastic crowd who turned out to see it. The recently returned Goina Thedinga of aotearoa.co.nz snapped some shots.
The post-parade festival in Windsor Park was not so lucky however, with organisers making the right call to cancel it.
Get used to it Devonport; this year La Nina is blowing hot, and the warm water of the Coral Sea off Australia’s coast is going to provide a consistent supply of muggy weather accompanied by rain.
The Speculator is not happy about this; anything above about 10C brings him out into a hot sweat and being permanently trapped under a hat and sunglasses encourages his more irascible side to emerge. Bah! Humbug!