Hot or cold?

Early Thursday morning I’m flying interstate to visit a dear friend who has been going through a tough time of late. We’ve had a few covid outbreaks recently, so it’s been a fingers crossed process over the last few days but it looks like I am going to be able to go (my flight is in 9 hours – I did say early, departing at 6.20am).

I’ve been trying to pack but it’s been a tricky process. Is it going to be hot or cold? It’s really chilly in Canberra at the moment. I’m going to be going up in temperature about 10’C (about 50’F). It’s hard to imagine warmer weather. My instinct is to pack clothing for the cold, but maybe one less layer. I’ve taken things out and put them back in over and over, but I am out of time. I guess I’ll find out soon enough!

How do you go when you are packing for a different climate?

12 comments on “Hot or cold?

  1. I struggle with this one too. You’re on the right track though. The answer is layers…lots of layers, that can be shed or added to as needed.


  2. Giggling Fattie

    June 17, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Canada has crazy temps! This morning I had to wear a sweater for my outside exercise cos its windy and cool around 10°! But this afternoon probably around 25° so hhhoooottt hhahaha

  3. I pack as best I can and then plan to borrow from my host! That seems to work well.

  4. Layers. Years ago, I went on a trip where I was told the weather was going to be warm. It was soooo cold. No one had packed for cold, so we were all buying more clothes to keep us warm. So, I’d say give yourself options.

    • Being unprepared for cold is so much worse than being unprepared for hot, I think. I’d have been buying more clothes as well.

  5. It’s a lot easier to figure out now, than it used to be. Went up to the mountains a few years ago. 90’s (F) in Florida, round about 100 in Georgia. Light rain crossing into Carolina.

    Next morning it was 32. Whitewater rafting was a cold sucker.

    That was before the internet and phones with more internet power than my first three computers, combined. Y’all don’t know have much advantage you have.

    • Oh, I appreciate it. Used to work in the desert (before smart phones and apps etc) and it was anyone’s bet what the weather was going to be.

  6. I try to be prepared, which usually means overpacking! I agree with layers. So nice of you to support your friend.

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