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Long grass being blown by the wind. The wind was certainly strong today but not quite as consistent ...
Long grass being blown by the wind. The wind was certainly strong today but not quite as consistent as I had expected. I think it swirls around the mountains, producing some complicated and turbulent currents. One of those electronic road signs showed the speed as 19 m/s, or 43 miles per hour. I don't know it that was the steady speed or the gust speed but it made riding quite tricky at times. For other quite long periods, there was no wind at all. I don't think I ever actually got a tailwind.

The long grass was helpful because it meant that I could see what the currents up ahead were like and could prepare myself if a big gust was coming, or know what to expect when I was riding towards a strong steady wind current.


UTC Time: 11:08, Tuesday 04 September 2012
Local Time: 11:08, Tuesday 04 September 2012
Estimate of longitude: 19 12' 16.92" W = -19.204700
Estimate of latitude: 63 26' 54.13" N = 63.448370
Possible error on position estimate: 100 metres