Friday, November 21, 2008

Big Winds Move In

Today was a day where the wind was brisk and the forecast was for strong winds to move in during the night.  Well the wind is here!

The wind reading on Smith Island is pretty high.  I am sure the seas are raging along the coast tonight.  Walking home from dinner tonight the trees swayed and bowed in the wind.  Sitting in the house the sounds outside are that of a train moving at speed down the tracks.  I love the wind.  It is one of my favorite things about this time of year.

I always mention Smith Island as it has a weather station to provide information.  Typically when there are SE winds the south end of San Juan Island gets hammered by the wind.  So I have a map of the area and I have labeled Smith Island to give everyone an idea where it is located.

The above site is where I get some of my wind data for the region.  

Earlier today I got my new running shoes.  Asics Gel Fortitude 3.  At the end of the day I had to get them out on the road.  I got them because I needed to get a shoe that would give me more cushion while running on the road.  My current shoes were killing my knees and feet.  So I hope these work out.  I only went on a run for a couple miles.  I just wanted to get a feel for them.  It will take more miles before I can really say how I like them.  But I am excited to have them.  I stopped running on the road and started running trails only as it is a bit easier on my knees.  But it is nice to be able to walk out of the house and take off.

As for my Pentax Optio W60, it will be going back to Pentax on Monday.  I contacted support and they told me to ship it back.   The moisture being behind the LCD and lens cover is a big problem for a waterproof camera.  So I cannot wait to see how smooth the process goes for getting my camera back.

Thanks to all those that come by and check out whats going on in my little world.

1 comment:

icydol said...

Yeah... you can keep the wind. I know I have to deal with it, along with everything else. But ever since I was a kid, wind makes me nauseous, sad huh? Thank goodness my apartment is pretty sheltered.