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Snow day in Christchurch

July 25, 2011

We lost power, but Orion came to our Rescue

Snow was predicted for today. Rather than being excited by this prospect (we don’t get snow often in Christchurch) it filled me with a sense of the inevitable – that we would lose power. And sure enough at about 8.15am on what would have to be the coldest day of the year so far the power went out. But thanks to Orion’s quick actions we had power back just after 9am (a full hour earlier than anticipated). Once we had power back on, I decided I could get excited about the snow, so we ventured out for a short walk – not very far as the snow is interspersed with hail and sleet and rain.

Chris from Orion, flicking the switch to put the power back on

Castle Rock in the background with lots of snow

Looking down on the Heatchote River and Ferrymead

Braving the cold on a bike - hope he watched out for the deep crevices around that track!

Ferrymead Park - looking like a winter wonderland!

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Published on Monday, July 25th, 2011, under The Seasons

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