Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Sunday 22 May

A slightly better day than yesterday, with good sunny spells - interspersed with showers. Still breezy, and that will only get worse. Tomorrow, we are on warning for galeforce winds with gusts up to 80 mph. I think the Philippines can expect a bit more than that by the weekend, with the north of Luzon Island going up to 125 mph gusting to 155 mph. The name of the typhoon is Songda, the first of the 2011 season. However, it won't be the winds that will be the killer in the Philippines, it will be the rainfall and attendant floods and landslides.

Went for a walk around town to try out my new GPS device, which dutyfully logged every step I took. It also claimed I walk at the breathtaking pace of 4.1 mph. Now, I do walk fast, but I also stop to take pictures. Nifty machine, and you can actually download your walked routes onto the PC. As soon as I have all the pieces of kit in place, I'll give that a whirl - hopefully by the end of the coming week. Which is also when I hope to have my new camera as well. The old one died on me this weekend, so I'm using a borrowed one until the new one arrives.

2 comments:

  1. Yep! We are having gales and rain today Guido. Bryan has a bowling match on this afternoon. He will need his bowls to hold him down. lol Rather him than me.
    Shame about your camera. It's only a few years old if I remember right. Still... it's a good excuse to buy a more up-to-date one.
    I look forward to seeing your photos from it soon.
    Prayers for the Philippino's are winging there way.
    Jeanie

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  2. I am sorry to read and see from the TV clips that you are having such awful weather.Down here in the South west we are still enjoying the sunshine and warm days...althoug last two days we have had the March winds that missed us in March!! Our problem is actually drought conditions the farmers are all calling for rain. It must be 2 month snow sinse we had any significant rains the odd deluge but then drying winds...great for drying the washing though. Gla dyouv'e got your new camera I treated myself to a new one few weeks ago it is anupgrade of my last one which has been great so fingers crossed this will be the same havn't had time to really try it out..it is a Fuji Finepix S2950 with 14 pixel and an 18x zoom...My friend wanted a camera so has become the new owner of my older one !!
    Hang on and keep your feet
    Sybil x

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