I agree, and had the same thoughts when I moved to SOC... but just a drive up the mountain to the cabin during Christmas week and bingo problem solved.^you live in paradise Clutch.
there is something special about snow at Christmas. I am not sure I could live in a place without distinct seasons.
Yeah, was going to say that looks glacial. Amazing to see palm trees with it. Really cool blue color. I don’t think I’ve ever seen water that blue before.I'll save pics of the Train trip for the drive back pics and post them together @shark77
When the train arrived at Greymouth we rented a car and drove to Hokitika which is only 30 minutes and even before checking into our accommodation we went to visit a couple of touristy sites although because of Covid there are no foreign tourists as our borders are closed.
Here is one that we visited. It's called the Hokitika Gorge and is water flowing down from the Southern Alps so I guess its glacial except I saw little snow in the middle of summer.
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Quite spectacular. That water is around 20 miles from the sea.View attachment 53494
Nice. What temp ranges does your area have during a year?@shark77 You mentioned palms at Hokitika but an hour north at Punakaiki our one and only native palm was in abundance. It was everywhere. Its called the Nikau which means no fruit. I like it. In fact I have a small one in my front yard.
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You might be able to grow it in Seattle. We aren't tropical. Down on the cooler south Island I asked the guy at the knifemaking place whether he gets frost in winter and he said no.Nice. What temp ranges does your area have during a year?
Prolly 1000 frangipani in the backyard