Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Perigee and apogee and snow on Mount Derrykyle

Its a really high tide tonight caused by Perigee (the closest approach that the Moon is to Earth) in fact this is the closest the moon has been to the Earth for 20 years at 221,756 miles, the furtherest it gets is 252,564 miles. Tonight's HW is 5.8 meters thankfully there is no gale of wind to push it any further ashore.

We have been having a good spell of weather the last couple of weeks, September turned out to be one of the better months this year. However mount Derrykyle has a snow cap and not to be beaten by Kilamanjaro it promises to last all year as well.

I have been industrious this last week with a new bear underway and I'm almost finished work on the Hippo, I think I'll call her Hanna. 

The Rugby World Cup has had some great games so far and they have been having good weather for it over in England too, My teams Scotland, Australia and Ireland are all going well and this weekend is a big test for both Scotland (against S Africa) and Australia (against a desperate England)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

German organizational skills

My German helper Baerbell hasn't had great weather at all for her stay but that has not stopped her hiking and cycling around the place after work and at the weekends. We managed to get the spare bedroom and en suite painted this week and my Jarra outdoor table and chairs got taken to bits, sanded and stained / varnished so they look as good as new again. I had to replace the seat wood with new stuff. The shed also got organized properly and you can actually find things now.

Baerbell leaves on Thursday or Friday and has two pals coming tomorrow night from Germany and they will travel around for a while until she starts at the next farmstay.
Some photos below from her travels round Connemara.