September 18, 2010

Hurricane Igor Waves Surprise - Video

A father and son get surprised by some big Hurricane Igor waves at John Smiths bay:

Hurricane Igor Videos - Waves

Video of Hurricane Igor waves, 60 hours before arrival in Bermuda.

Hurricane Igor Photos - Waves

Me in the waves:

Me in Hurricane Igor Waves

Waves crash:

Hurricane Igor Waves

Horseshoe Bay:

Hurricane Igor Waves

More Hurricane Igor Waves:

Hurricane Igor Waves

September 16, 2010

Hurricane Igor is Huge and Heading This Way

Current ETA for Hurricane Igor is late Sunday night or early Monday morning....


September 14, 2010

Hurricane Igor Approaches Bermuda

hurrican igor bermuda

Still very far away, but on the current track, Category 4 Hurricane Igor will make direct hit here in Bermuda early Sunday morning. But a lot can can change between now and then, as we have seen with past hurricanes this year, which have all ended up missing us by large margins. If Hurricane Igor does arrive in Bermuda, it is expected to be a Category 3 hurricane at that time, which is still plenty breezy.

January 17, 2009

Bermuda International Race Weekend 10K Run

Today I ran my first 10K, as part of the Bermuda International Race Weekend, and annual event that also includes events for the mile and half/full marathons.

The weather was miserable, raining before, during, and after the race. I wasn't cold during the run, but almost as soon as it was over, I was freezing. I start out the race at a fairly quick pace, doing my first mile in 6:20. While I felt like I ran a pretty consistent pace for most of the race, quite a few people passed me. In the last 400 meters I sped up and passed 3 or 4 people, including one person in a sprint to the finish line. As I neared the finish, I spotted the clock and realized I had shot at my goal for the race, but it was going to be close. So I sprinted faster right through the finish, just beat my goal of sub-45 minutes, with a time of 44:54.

Next step is to start running further distances. 10K is about the longest distance that I have ran, but my goal to to run the Bermuda Day Half Marathon in May, which is about 21K (13.1 miles). I have a long way to go before I can do that.

January 10, 2009

Frostbite 420 Sailing

Today I joined Richard sailing 420s in the "Frostbite Series" sailing, so-named due to the coldness of the air and water. (No, it really wasn't that cold, cold water in Bermuda is defined as anything less than 80 degrees F).

It was windy and gusty, which made it quite fun. Taking the helm on our way out to the course, I made the mistake of cleating in the main sail. Then a gust hit. Uncleating the main was not as easy. Several attempts failed, during which the boat slowly keeled over and capsized. Suffice it to say that Richard helmed from that point forward, although we did capsize once more during a race, and endured a hard collision, causing another boat to capsize (it was their fault, not ours, of course).

All in all it was quite a full day.

Frostbite Series 420 Sailing

August 1, 2008

Cup Match 2008

Today was the second day of the annual "Cup Match" holiday, and we went to watch some of cricket match in Somerset. We met up with Richard and Aurea and watched from high up on the scaffolding. Thankfully, there was a nice breeze up there.

Cup Match 2008 Tickets Cup Match Sign Batting Cup Match 2008 Hanging Out Explaining Cricket Michelle at Cup Match

July 1, 2007

A Quiet Sunday

It has been a while since Mark has updated this blog, so I am going to give it a try. My goal is to post at least one entry per week. I am also going to go back and add some entries for the past several months. Obviously, it will not be possible to fill in all the gaps, but perhaps our photos will help remind me of the most memorable events.

So, I will start with today:

After three beach parties in 24 hours, today was a quiet day. Not much happened, unless of course you count a minor ant invasion and a major clean-up that followed. A few hours later and after a short nap, Mark made a nice tabouli salad for a late lunch and we went for a swim at John Smith's Bay.

It was late in the afternoon that we arrived there, but, really, it was fine since we got too a little too much sun yesterday at the Canada Day Party on Chaplin Bay beach (more about that later- hopefully!) The sea temperature has increased significantly in the last week or so, so the beach was a lot busier with people, even late in the day.

I read my book and Mark took yet another nap, while being serenaded by a ghetto blaster a short distance away.

April 11, 2007

Two More Videos

On Warwick Long Bay Beach:

At Greg's Steakhouse: