Dr. Atkin’s Letters Home: Australian Life is a Beach

Faculty Member Bob Atkin

Faculty Member Bob Atkin

Out of homesickness, I just checked the November weather for the ‘Burgh.  Amazing coincidence: the temp on this day in Pittsburgh should hit 22 degrees and here in Sydney, at this very moment it’s 22 degrees!

Celsius that is.

Y’all learned how to do °C à °F in school, right?  But in case you forgot, here in Sydney it’s 72 bright, sunny, warm, U.S. degrees. No cloud to be seen either. The sun enrobes you like gossamer cashmere.  Perhaps a bit chilly for some, but if you were here, you just might be tempted to go to the beach.

And Sydney has beaches. Take your choice: Bondi, Tamarama, Bronte, Clovelly, Coogee, Marouba — and that’s just on the south of town accessible by bus from the city center.  Continue reading

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