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    I stole this sign in 1969

    Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

    Nothing to do with sailing, but given the day, what the hey! Forty years ago, no parking for Richard Nixon’s inauguration.  I was at University then.

    All the best!

    Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

    Little video

    Not a Wind Up!

    Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

    The world’s first under water tidal turbine capable of generating commercial amounts of energy was due to be installed in the seabed off Co Down today. The £12m, 300-tonne SeaGen tidal generating machine was due to be transferred from Harland and Wolff’s shipyard in Belfast to be embedded in Strangford Lough – one of the […]

    The other side of the world

    Friday, March 14th, 2008

    This is cool, see what is the opposite in the Antipodes. Have a look here.

    Mostly missed

    Monday, March 10th, 2008

    The bomb took a jig to the south, sparing Ireland most of the strong winds, but, in the UK, Devon and Cornwall took a hit. However, the Dun Laoghaire Harbour weather station packed up after a 62 knot gust:

    Hurricane Force 12?

    Sunday, March 9th, 2008

    I have never seen such a warning, from UK Met Office Shipping Forecast this afternoon: Here is the Marine Institute’s M6 buoy, well west of Galway: Here is the UK buoy K2, well to the SW of Kerry: The display graphic is UK data converted by US NOAA with barometric pressure indicated in inches of […]

    About to feel the pinch…

    Saturday, March 8th, 2008

    It’s gonna be windy! Sandymount and Clontarf threatened with flooding Sunday night, high tide and big onshore winds. from Passage Weather. That depression looks to be deeper than 956 hPa. Here is what Met Central has to offer: Interesting explanation of this “bomb” is here.  In this image, from German Met Office, note the centre […]

    Baltimore Winners

    Monday, January 14th, 2008

    Congratulations to Baltimore Lifeboat crew Eoin Ryan and his wife Sheelagh Broderick who are winners in the RNLI Pentax photography competition. Now in its second year, the RNLI Pentax Photographer of the Year competition was developed to document the rescue work of the lifesaving charity. All 233 RNLI lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland […]

    When I Win the Lotto…

    Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

    Lots of water in Ireland

    Friday, August 3rd, 2007

    Nicely edited video, I don’t know who the pilot was or what type of aircraft… [update:  upgrade to WordPress 2.2.2 has caused a bug in embedding YouTube…]

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