They say you can't beat Wellington on a good day, but on day like this; you sure wanna beat the hell out of here!
Met Service forecaster said yesterday's bleak weather was only going to get worse as southerly gusts increased today, reaching gale-force speeds of up to 140kmh in exposed places.
To make life even more exciting, there was an earthquake near Wellington! Luckily it was only measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale :)
Ever wonder then, how can birds fly in this gale force wind?
Take a look at this picture:
Click on picture for a grand view!
See that "stealthy bird" slip streaming the gusty Alpine wind?
This shot was captured at Mt Titlis, Engelberg; Switzerland... 10,000 feet off the ground.
A Canon EOS1n film camera with a 17-35L lens and Kodak Ektapress 400 film were used.
Did we design our Stealth Fighter by copying this bird? Ha ha ha...