I wasn’t in Sydney for most of June, so my Changing Seasons entry this month is the “single arty photo” version. This is Gate 60 at Sydney Airport on Sunday 5 June, waiting for the flight to Suva (Fiji).
That weekend, Sydney (and much of the east coast of Australia) was ravaged by a weather event dubbed “Stormageddon”. This violent superstorm flooded buildings and streets, knocked down trees and power lines, left tens of thousands of people without power, and destroyed beachfront properties. Waves as high as 8 metres ripped out swimming pools and gouged land as if with giant claws.
Selfishly, my concern was getting to Fiji: in the end, the flight was two hours late in leaving, but it did go! I took the feature photo during the long wait before my Fiji Airways plane pushed back from the gate.