I botanized by the seashore, and on the hillsides, and on the roadsides, exploring the cracks and crevices of the rocks for the particular species of grass that can survive in such an hostile environment.
Global irradiance has never been far from my mind over the past year, because of my interest in the effect of climate on turfgrass performance, and I was thrilled to look up one afternoon to see an optical phenomenon I hadn’t noticed before – this spectacular solar halo. Apparently they are quite common. I should look up more often.
All the botanizing and sand and irradiance are hard work indeed. You may be wondering, what is so salubrious about such arduousness? Let’s move on then.
No place is truly salubrious without good food, and Thailand has that in spades. I’ve recently been frequenting an excellent noodle shop. How about บะหมี่หมูแดง with เกี๊ยวกุ้ง and a large dollop of ปู? It’s delicious, and helps to keep me in the 95 kg category of runners, among which I am, as far as I can tell, the second fastest man in Bangkok.