November 12th 2009 was going to be a hot day in the middle of what was turning out to be a hot week. 5 days so far of over 35ºC. This is unusual for November and we have had temperatures of over 35ºC and up to 42ºC here on Hindmarsh Island. We wanted to go shopping at Mount Barker (75km – 47miles away) and so decided to leave early so that we could be home before mid-day and the extreme heat hit us. Well it was hot!