Friday, December 25, 2009

What's in a name?

This is 'Peaceful Bay' near Walpole. With winds gusting to 30kts, it was definitely not peaceful. There weren't any people there though, so in that way it was peaceful. I was the only one stupid enough to go to the beach on such a windy day. Wasn't raining though.

Lookout at Conspicuous Cliffs.

I think this is the 'Conspicuous cliff' but I could be wrong

I've just been reading about how cyclones are named. The practice was introduced by a 'colourful' Qld forecaster in the late 19th Century but lapsed in 1902 when he retired. It was reintroduced in 1963. Originally they were only given female names, but according to "Drought, Dust and Deluge", this changed in 1975 with the emerging "spirit of "equal opportunities"".