Category Archives: Outdoors

The ‘Magellan’ tent

A heads-up for DE Maritime’s new tent. It has been designed for conditions in New Zealand and Australia. The name is ‘Magellan’. The fly fabric is extremely waterproof 30D 280T Ripstop Nylon, coated silicone on one side, PU the other, … Continue reading

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Year of the Tiger

I just came back home from a relaxing week, camping out at Dianshan Lake. Away from the fireworks and noise of the city, that marked the coming of the new year of the Tiger. I did a bit of sailing … Continue reading

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Windfinder iPhone app

I posted earlier on this blog about the Windfinder web site, useful for wind and weather reports. As an iPhone user I am happy that there is now also an app for Windfinder. There are two versions, that both can … Continue reading

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Lamma Island’s boulders now in concrete and paint.

From the South China Morning Post of today. A typical Hong Kong solution for something that isn’t a problem. Instead of being happy and proud about the beautiful nature on the outlying islands, some dimwit with nothing better to do … Continue reading

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Animated Knots.

On one of the forums about cruising I frequent, I found the site Animated Knots. It’s the coolest site about knots I have ever seen. The contents of the site also can be purchased as a program, to run independent … Continue reading

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Windfinder

A heads-up for a nice website with wind and weather information. It’s called Windfinder. Apart from up to date information about wind speed and direction, it also provides wave heights and periods, temperature, cloud cover, precipitation, and barometric pressure. Forecast … Continue reading

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Hiking in Anhui

Last weekend we went hiking in Anhui province, not far from the Yellow Mountains. The name of the trail is ‘Hui Hang Gu Dao’, which means literally ‘The Old Path’. From Shanghai it is about 7 – 8 hours driving, … Continue reading

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