With horizontal rain lashing the windows and gale force wind whipping the bay into a frenzy of white-capped waves, I'm reminded of some of the reasons we choose to spend at least half of our time in outback Queensland.
Weather like this causes the blood vessels in my heart to spasm and so produce chest pain. Therefore, no outside walk for me today. Fortunately I have an exercise bike in the sun room where I can see a wide coastal view as I peddle -- and an air conditioner for warmth. It is only 15°C, and although I know it's not cold when compared to other parts of the world where ice and snow are the norm, it feels cold to me. I long for the warmth and stillness of outback Queensland.