Tag: weather

Sweating in Bermuda

I am in Bermuda this week on business, and let me say that it is quite a bit warmer than when I was here in the winter. The humidity is what kills me, it is like trying to breathe underwater. The hotel I’m in has a pool, not surprisingly, but the water is probably warmer than the air. Some people might think that would be wonderful, and at another time it would be, but when you are trying to cool off it isn’t helpful.

The island is still as beautiful as ever, and it is great to see some of my old friends and colleagues again. If I get a chance, I’ll try to grab some more island photos, but I don’t have a lot of free time, so no promises.

September 9, 2008

Because we would be at the beach

What a pleasant Saturday. After a great brunch, we headed down to the English Bay beach for some sunning. I, of course, was wearing my SPF 50 liquid sweater. And good thing, because the sun was relentless. We were also treated to some interesting spectacles to say the least. The heat brings out some real characters. But after a good sun soaking, a little bit air conditioned dining goes a long way. We had lunch/dinner at Milestones, which was a perfect cap to the beach front adventure. And now we are going over the Lionsgate Bridge heading into North Van to potentially catch a movie.

Hope the weather is treating other areas as well. Adieu.

July 12, 2008

Mobile weather

I’m on a mobile computing kick since getting my BlackBerry. So to that end, I have written a mobile friendly weather site. I know that there must be a dozen good weather applications which push weather info to the device, but being a web geek, this is my entry. It only works for Canadian regions covered by Environment Canada, and I only have a few listed, but in theory any of the EC stations should work.

http://m.colinbate.com/weather/
April 24, 2008

Frosty April

Although I knew the weather in Vancouver wasn’t going to compare with Bermuda, I really wasn’t expecting this, especially during the second half of April. I don’t think anyone else was either since it seems to be all everyone is talking about.

Some areas were worse than others, for example this photo was taken on Oak near Broadway, where there seems to have been more snow than downtown. I suspect there are other areas with more. It is really wet, slushy snow too, the kind we get in the maritimes a lot.

April 19, 2008

Weekend of the lamb

Despite a forecast of rain and overcast here in Bermuda, March seemed determined to come in with a weekend of rather pleasant weather. And as my second to last weekend on the island, I tried to make it as enjoyable as possible. I ended up renting a scooter again on Saturday, which greatly enhanced my mobility and thus my opportunity to get out and take advantage of the nice days. Among other outings, it was my third weekend in a row at the beach. The water was chilly but manageable. I was thinking that this would definitely been the most often I’d been at the beach in such a short period of time, but I momentarily forgot about my five day beach odyssey in Montenegro last summer. Those beaches didn’t have sand though, so the experience is different. However I look at it, my “beach density” is at an all time high.

Other highlights of the weekend involve getting lost in a posh-looking golf course, limestone caves, a BBQ and a dinner party. You can see photos of the BBQ in my darkroom. It is the story of my life when it comes to living somewhere temporarily. It is always the last couple weeks that I start to find my place. Perhaps the prospect of leaving goads me into action. And next week my parents and brother are here to visit so it will likely be fairly action packed. A nice way to close out my time here before I fly out to Vancouver.

March 3, 2008

Back to Bermuda

I should start by wishing everyone who recognizes it a happy new year. I’m not going to put up any predictions this time around because they are depressing to look at in a few years time when they still haven’t been accomplished.

I spent my New Year’s Day on an airplane. After an icy and snowy drive to the airport in Halifax courtesy of my parents, I managed to catch my ridiculously early flight to Toronto without too much issue. I knew ahead of time that my connection to Bermuda was delayed… by three hours. A small delay would have been good because I was a tad late coming in from Halifax, but the real drama started when I finally did get on the plane in Toronto.
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January 2, 2008

Weather sidebar

I had a request to have the current temperatures from Bermuda, where I am living now, and Halifax, where I used to live, on my site. You can find them on my sidebar on the left under my photo sets. At this point all I have is the current temperature updated every hour on the hour. That is likely all I will display since for the Bermuda weather I’m doing a bit of screen scraping and we all know that is a bit delicate.

December 24, 2007

How unfortunate

There really isn't much more to say. And this is a cold day here in Hamilton. I was one of the few people on the bus this morning without a jacket. Perhaps if people knew what my alternative was, they might not stare at the brave soul without a coat. But the nice thing about it being five degrees cooler than yesterday was I wasn't sweating by the time I got to the bus stop, even though I left the house later.
December 18, 2007

Weather

Bermuda: 15°C
Halifax: 0.3°C

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