Friday, January 17, 2014

Stops along the way

The wedding wasn't until 3 so that gave us time to have a bit more of a look around King Island.

Daisies are such happy flowers and were blooming happily along the roadways. Perhaps they are a pest but they are certainly pretty.
The Roaring Forties are strong westerly winds found in the Southern Hemisphere, generally between the latitudes of 40 and 50 degrees.The strong west-to-east air currents are caused by the combination of air being displaced from the Equator towards the South Pole and the Earth's rotation, and there are few landmasses to serve as windbreaks.
The Roaring Forties were a major aid to ships sailing from Europe to the East Indies or Australasia during the Age of Sail, and in modern usage is favoured by yachtsmen on round-the-world voyages and competitions. The boundaries of the Roaring Forties are not consistent, and shift north or south depending on the season.

From the FAQ's about King Island...
Why does everyone keep pointing at me when I’m driving around King Island?
They’re not pointing, they’re ‘waving’. The King Island wave is compulsory when driving on the island and failure to comply can result in a withdrawal of your cheese privileges. The range of waves varies from the classic single finger raise to a full eight finger salute. At no time during the performance of the ‘wave’ should you remove either hand from the steering wheel.

"Wild" turkeys abounded!

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