There ‘snow snow in Adelaide

Position of Adelaide and Nagoya
Relative Positions of Adelaide and Nagoya

Nagoya’s location almost exactly mirrors that of my hometown of Adelaide. Nagoya is 35 North, 136 East. Adelaide is 35 South 139 East. This means that if you draw a line extending directly north from Adelaide it will pass through this part of Japan, and it is the same distance to the equator from either city.

Given that we have relatively mild winters in Adelaide and we never get any snow, it always surprises me how much snow we get in Japan. In northern Nagahama in Shiga, where I used to live, the local residents woke up to 80cm of snow this morning. Here we only had about 15cm, but the boys still enjoyed their first experience of playing in the snow.

 

 

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5 thoughts on “There ‘snow snow in Adelaide

  1. Looks beautiful, I’ve got sunburnt feet and legs and Lol sunburnt shoulders and back from Christmas morning Kayaking at Brighton with Amy who also enjoyed her birthday. I miss the snow!!

  2. shirley roberts

    Great photos of the boys (and of the snow!) – I always sit here with a smile on my face as I read your entertaining dialogue – keep it coming

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