Cyclone Gita

The storm moved over New Zealand, causing less damage than expected, but also causing less damage where it was expected.We were lucky at our house as we were protected by the mountain just behind the house. If the wind changed direction it would have been a different story. But it didn’t

Properties in less sheltered areas were hammered, with a camper van blown over (with 4 people in it – luckily they only had minor injuries).

But the storm moved over NZ much higher than originally expected, with Nelson, Kaikoura and Wellington being hit directly – and not the West Coast as predicted

Funny how it suddenly became freezing cold. A couple of weeks ago I felt as if I was melting, last night it was lovely and cool when I went to bed. Perfect!