Uta’s Diary – First Days of October 2015

6 Oct

Officially it is spring in Australia. However, it does feel more like summer already. So far this month we had temperatures close to 30C, and during the last few days it was well above 30C. We also had our Labour Day Weekend, meaning that yesterday, Monday, was a public holiday. Last Saturday, the 3rd of October, our clock was put one hour ahead, for we are in daylight saving- (summer-) time right now. This morning when we woke up at 5 o’clock, it was really only 4 o’clock! Peter had planned to do a bit of running early this morning before the sun was getting too hot.

We had an early breakfast. By 8 o’clock we were ready to leave. Peter had set his mind to do another walk/run on the Croom Oval. We also were there last Wednesday. A week ago I posted some pictures from our visit to Wollongong as well as from the Croom Sporting Complex:

https://auntyuta.com/2015/09/30/end-of-september-2015/

Peter was the only runner on the oval early this morning.
However, the maintenance crew for the oval happened to be there as well. This gave me a chance to take some photos of the crew at work. Of course I used Peter’s camera again. I am getting quite used to this camera by now. Peter was running on the grass in his toe-shoes. I also put my toe-shoes on and enjoyed walking  in them on the grass while I was taking pictures.

This part of the inside lane is freshly marked here.

This part of the inside lane is freshly marked here.

In the distance the equipment for marking the lanes.

In the distance the equipment for marking the lanes.

This big monster was able to cut the grass on the oval immensely qickly!

This big monster was able to cut the grass on the oval immensely qickly!

A bit of fresh paint makes the numbers stick out.

A bit of fresh paint makes the numbers stick out.

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Here comes Peter!

The temperature in our area reached 35C today. One of the workers said to Peter while he was running: “It makes me dizzy, Mate, watching you!”

Yesterday, Monday, Peter actually came with me to Dapto Solar Heated Pool. It was a lovely wind-still, warm morning.: So, even for Peter warm enough to take a dip into the pool! In the afternoon we decided to go for a drive to Bulli Beach. Since it was a Public Holiday and the temperature soaring, the beach was crowded. Everyone had a good time enjoying this hot day at the beach. We went to the Beach Cafe for some ice-cream.

When we drove home in a southerly direction, the traffic on our side of the road went very smoothly. Not so on the other side of the road going north towards Sydney. Heaps and heaps of holiday-makers were already on the way home to Sydney. The traffic towards Sydney seemed to go very slowly bumper to bumper.

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I still love my toe-shoes.

I still love my toe-shoes.

10 Responses to “Uta’s Diary – First Days of October 2015”

  1. cardamone5 October 6, 2015 at 11:37 pm #

    I like your toe shoes too!

  2. bookjunkie October 7, 2015 at 5:32 am #

    Are the unusual temperatures due to global warming?

  3. Robert M. Weiss October 8, 2015 at 2:01 am #

    Beautiful blue skies like we have here.

  4. aussieian2011 October 12, 2015 at 3:52 pm #

    Peter is to be commended on his exercise routine, daresay he is a lot more fitter than many young guys half his age.
    You are certainly mastering Peters camera Uta, great vibrant pictures.

    • auntyuta October 12, 2015 at 6:52 pm #

      I am glad you think so, Ian. With these digital cameras everything goes automatically. which suits me. I never adjust anything on the camera. With some pictures I do a bit of editing later on like cropping, or adjusting the exposure and maybe trying some straightening. This is very easy to do with the program in my computer.

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