Tag Archives: Weather

Snowpocalypse Austin

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The weather on this trip to the USA has been pretty insane; sub-zero conditions, chilled winds, freezing roads, and more than a little danger. For anyone from a cold, wet country, you might take temperatures of a mere -6 degrees celsius in your stride. Such […]

Mountain Biking in the Snow

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Yes, it’s that time of the year that you get the obligatory ‘going mountain biking then head to the pub’ post.  But we know you love it, Michael! Dad and I headed over to Thetford Forest, which is usually a quick blast and great for […]

Winter in the Fens

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The Fens, while almost utterly flat, carry a certain beauty that gets under your skin.  It’s something in the expanses stretching to infinity that at once create calm and mild despair. There is surely no better time to feel this than when the landscape is […]

Perfect Weather

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Enjoying a very nice afternoon in the sun.  I am hitting the ‘sweet spot’ with the weather right now.  Lovely.

Enjoying Taipei’s Weather

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A local pauses to enjoy the lovely weather we are having at the moment.

Rain, Rain Go Away

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Derelict Firing Range

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It was miserable weather up in the hills today.  Conditions were humid, rainy and chilly/hot in a way that only seems to happen around Taipei.  As a result of the extremely slippery conditions, Mark and I opted to take a different route.  We came across […]

Jiufen Escape

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Feeling blurry – but all the better for escaping the city. Quick escape from a sleepy, rainy Taipei, and off to Jiufen for an afternoon session of tea and Taiwanese snacks.  Very satisfying. Looking over at Turtle Island. Lantern Street The wind picks up.

Climbing Yushan

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Yushan National Park, Taiwan It’s easy to get stuck in Taipei, and not make it out to see the rest of the island. Since I am regularly mountain biking in the hills around Taipei, I do make a better job than most at getting into […]

Typhoon Morakot

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In the eye of the storm The island has been hit by the first proper Typhoon of the year; ‘Morakot’. Well, I say hit, but this was a particularly impotent Typhoon by my standards, barely shaking the windows. The island did shut down on Friday, […]