Chilly to Hot In Your Neck Of The Woods Already?

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Something like 10-14 Celsius. I ordered new backpack which should arrive in few days. Had to get Tasmanian Tigers Urban Tac Pack 22L color: olive. My 13th backpack, I think. Shocked Well after that arrives I’m going to do daytrip in forest. Some good food, coffee, chocolate and yes flashlights too and just enjoy this warm spring when sun is shining and nature is starting to wake up.

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Over here it keeps fluctuating between wonderfully fresh 21-31C almost everyday according to forecast, with some nice crisp mornings that make me doubt that low estimate. Just got out of an early drought spell that was going on since mid-March, so finally we can breathe a little easier without hugging a water bottle all day.

All this jacket/sweatshirt talk of you lot is making me sweat already Big Smile Over here it’s all about t-shirts and shorts unless I’m going to a more formal appointment like a visit to the dental clinic.

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It's about perfect here now but.....I can't get the garden in fast enough....and I'm buying another air filterer thing.

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31F here. Was camping at 70 degrees like a couple weeks ago.

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It's 21 C° now so nice in shade now. Way more people out and about now. Seems most folks are in and/or near parks. Saw a downed tree on the local trails. Strange that only one tree fell but the others are still standing?laughing

 

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It’s 21 C° now so nice in shade now. Way more people out and about now. Seems most folks are in and/or near parks. Saw a downed tree on the local trails. Strange that only one tree fell but the others are still standing?laughing



 

Was this at Mundy park?

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73 degrees F and you are starting to sweat? That’s what you get when you are acclimated to arctic weather in the frozen north. I used to live in the Midwest so well know the agony of waiting for Spring to really arrive. March was the cruelest month in WI, MI, and IL. We can always tell the new transplants from the north. They are the people using our HOA pool in March. The rest of us wait until it gets in the 90s.

Spring arrives in late February or early March here. We have already had an unusual spell of weather when it reached into the mid-90s but not accompanied by the high humidity of the coastal regions. Fortunately it dropped back into high temperatures in the 70s and low 80s for about the past two weeks. I’m not used to having to un-mothball the evaporative cooler that serves as my primary AC unit in early March. It’s the perfect time of year for cycling and other outdoor activities – not too hot and not too cool.

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It’s 21 C° now so nice in shade now. Way more people out and about now. Seems most folks are in and/or near parks. Saw a downed tree on the local trails. Strange that only one tree fell but the others are still standing?laughing



 

Was this at Mundy park?

Hey yeah Mundy park. Smile How you know? Been there before? Big Smile That park is great. Rare plants and wildlife inside. Plus the cougars and bears prowling around here and there. Big Smile

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Kinda pic heavy post. Lots of yellow/green kinda plants. They seem to be everywhere. Plus some ferns too.smile Good place to go to unwind and just be with nature. But watch out for Cougars and Black Bears!foot-in-mouth Thinking about going tru at night now! Hmmm maybe some flashlight beam shots! 

 

 

 

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It’s 21 C° now so nice in shade now. Way more people out and about now. Seems most folks are in and/or near parks. Saw a downed tree on the local trails. Strange that only one tree fell but the others are still standing?laughing



 

Was this at Mundy park?

Hey yeah Mundy park. Smile How you know? Been there before? Big Smile That park is great. Rare plants and wildlife inside. Plus the cougars and bears prowling around here and there. Big Smile

I was out there last weekend and walked past that very tree and wondered why a single tree fell in the forest

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Was outside in just a t-shirt on Sat. high 60’s, started snowing yesterday and was 25F when I got up this morning.

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It’s 21 C° now so nice in shade now. Way more people out and about now. Seems most folks are in and/or near parks. Saw a downed tree on the local trails. Strange that only one tree fell but the others are still standing?laughing



 

Was this at Mundy park?

Hey yeah Mundy park. Smile How you know? Been there before? Big Smile That park is great. Rare plants and wildlife inside. Plus the cougars and bears prowling around here and there. Big Smile

I was out there last weekend and walked past that very tree and wondered why a single tree fell in the forest

Wow I thought I was the only BLF member in this part of town.:P I’ll have to keep an eye out for the person with the cool flashlight when I’m on the trails again. Big Smile

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Sunnysunsun wrote:
Hank33 wrote:
Sunnysunsun wrote:
Hank33 wrote:

It’s 21 C° now so nice in shade now. Way more people out and about now. Seems most folks are in and/or near parks. Saw a downed tree on the local trails. Strange that only one tree fell but the others are still standing?laughing



 

Was this at Mundy park?

Hey yeah Mundy park. Smile How you know? Been there before? Big Smile That park is great. Rare plants and wildlife inside. Plus the cougars and bears prowling around here and there. Big Smile

I was out there last weekend and walked past that very tree and wondered why a single tree fell in the forest

Did anyone hear it?

I feel sorry for people who don't have a hobby or interest to escape to.

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Sunnysunsun wrote:
Hank33 wrote:

It’s 21 C° now so nice in shade now. Way more people out and about now. Seems most folks are in and/or near parks. Saw a downed tree on the local trails. Strange that only one tree fell but the others are still standing?laughing



 

Was this at Mundy park?

Hey yeah Mundy park. Smile How you know? Been there before? Big Smile That park is great. Rare plants and wildlife inside. Plus the cougars and bears prowling around here and there. Big Smile

I was out there last weekend and walked past that very tree and wondered why a single tree fell in the forest

Did anyone hear it?

I hope the person who heard it not under tree! Big Smile

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Something like 10-14 Celsius. I ordered new backpack which should arrive in few days. Had to get Tasmanian Tigers Urban Tac Pack 22L color: olive. My 13th backpack, I think. Shocked Well after that arrives I’m going to do daytrip in forest. Some good food, coffee, chocolate and yes flashlights too and just enjoy this warm spring when sun is shining and nature is starting to wake up.

Well forget about that sunshine. It was around 0-6 celsius yesterday when I did some day tripping. Walked around something like 10-12 km’s in forest, “beaches” (there really is sandy beaches too!), cliffs, around ponds, just roaming around. Time to drop some pics (many!) and ramblings, so enjoy or don’t:

So started to walk from my car into first interesting place which is farm ruins:

That place was pretty much abandoned in 1920-1930. There is atleast two more buildings or whats left of them. Probably just pile of oven stones.

After that I went to the first pond:

Still some snow around.
Well walked for a bit bigger pond which even has some islands in it:

Those rocky hills on the right side. Yep I am going there:

Old boat. No idea when was the last time than someone used it. How did they even got it there? Well there is forest between other bigger lake so that could be it or just with snowmobiles.

So went looking for that bigger lake:

Finally made those high points:

So this is the backpack I used yesterday:

I only added those orange zip-pulls and orange carabiner and that packcube also.
Good big pocket on the side, where I keep my first aid kit, raincover, trashbag, toilet paper and some wet wipes. You could fit like drinking bottle in it too, because it goes all the way to the top.
It opens like clamshell and it has good zipper compartments to use. There is my extra batteries 18650, 21700 and powerback with cable. Also Acebeam H30 and under pocket contains dry socks.

This side is pretty important too. Nice middle path for a bit of air circulation, chest and waist strap. Only pals-stuff is inside with velcro top so you can attach all kind of velcro/molle pouches too. And on outside just two in each shoulder strap. I had my GT Micro attached on the other side. Also there is metal rod attached to plastic stiffener inside the pack. You can remove those, but with that rod pack sits like a glove in your back. Really comfortable. Only complain would be that there ain’t outer pockets for drinking bottles, but big main zippers makes it easy to open just a side open, get bottle and hydrate. I like this sleek look. Also I paid only 83 € of this.

Time to get some dinner and coffee. I like orange. Some tomato-mozzarella pasta and french herbs cheese crispbread.

Then just enjoy the view:

Walking some more:

And one more stop before sun went down and darkness arrives:

Some orange rooibos tea with honey and cream + chocolate.
After that I put my lights on and walked rest of the way maybe 3-4 km back to my car, but because it was already middle of the night and last ferry went at 10pm, so had to take a little detour and got some burger+fries at one gas station which is open 24H.
Not bad trip at all.

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Wow, very cool hike. Thanks for sharing. Makes me want to get up off my lazy arse and do some exploring myself. Smile
Ever fish those lakes? Curious what species of fish you have in your part of the world.

Keep your nose in the wind and your eyes along the skyline.
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Wow, very cool hike. Thanks for sharing. Makes me want to get up off my lazy arse and do some exploring myself. Smile Ever fish those lakes? Curious what species of fish you have in your part of the world.

I don’t fish, but at dark I like to look fishes with flashlights. Day fishes like light and usually they come and see what’s happening, but night fishes, just goes back to between rocks etc.
Well it’s big lake. Saimaa that is and it’s something like 1377 km² and at least 32 different fish species.
Here some of those:
The European perch
European grayling
Northern pike
Landlocked salmon (Salmo salar sebago)
Brown trout
Zander
Common bream
Burbot
Arctic char
Common roach
Ide
Coregonus lavaretus
Common rudd
Ruffe
European cisco
European smelt

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I bet the Northern Pike get huge there with all those smaller species to feed upon.

Keep your nose in the wind and your eyes along the skyline.
Del Gue

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I bet the Northern Pike get huge there with all those smaller species to feed upon.

Biggest one from Finland is something like 18.8 kg and 135 cm. Biggest one from Saimaa is hard to say, but over 1 meter long and over 12 kg ain’t really rare here.

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I think I could adjust to that Philippine climate. In my waning years, it sounds pretty darned good. Big Smile
Try for Baguio City. Today’s high 78, low 64. Sweet.

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got our first hail of the year.
typical oscillating springtime.
shiver/sweat/repeat.

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Heat index up to 126°F in metro Manila. We’re lucky where we live, it’s only 106°F.

I feel sorry for people who don't have a hobby or interest to escape to.

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Still weird weather here. Hit 98 a week ago, then cool again. 97 last Saturday. Predicted high this Wed is 49. It’s usually in the 90s all the time by this time of year.

Glad the new AC install is finished. WAY better than the old unit. Waiting on the insulated doors to help keep the garage temps down.
And I got to scavenge the old HVAC blower fan and the fan from the outside compressor unit.

The HVAC squirrel cage is a three speed jobbie and it was easy to figure out the wiring. Need to put it on an amp meter to figure out how much to restrict the flow to get the correct efficiency. I understand these are designed to be run that way or they will overheat and cook.
Running free, as I restrict the output, the fan speeds up and pushes harder.

The compressor fan has me momentarily stumped. It has an external capacitor for starting. But I’m not sure how it’s wired up. The fan, the compressor, and two starting capacitors were all wired into relay. I took a photo, but seem to have deleted it from the phone some how. By the time I got it off the unit, all I have is a pile of parts.

As far as anyone hearing the tree fall.
I think the Pope shit himself and a bear made the sign of the cross when it missed him.

This may not translate to other cultures.
All the Best,
Jeff

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Our spring in OK has been mild. Most years we would have had many days in the upper 80s and a couple in the low 90s by now, but last spring was cooler and this spring seems cooler still. I’m not complaining at all. Instead of seeming to jump from 60s highs almost straight to 80s highs like most years, we have been having plenty of highs in the 70s which is perfect ‘open windows’ weather. And the tornadoes don’t seem as plentiful or as severe the last two springs, either; makes sense since they thrive on hot, soupy air to spin up.

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