Warm August Day

It’s the 1st of August, the last month of winter here, and today it really felt like spring already. Sydney reached 25.6°C, and it was fine and sunny when I went out for a long walk around the neighbourhood with my wife and Scully. We chose a different direction today to our normal route, ending up out on the next peninsula along the harbour, where we did a short bushwalk along the water, on a narrow earth path through the trees, between the waterline and the rears of the houses up on the hill. We’re very fortunate in this area to have some beautiful walking tracks, among trees and away from roads, and often with great views of the water.

On our way home it clouded over dramatically and cooled down as a cold, windy change came through. It should cool down overnight and the next few days are going to be a lot colder.

Today I worked on some more of the Galactic Puzzle Competition puzzles with friends, and in between I wrote and made some Darths & Droids comics.

In COVID news, NSW recorded another 239 cases, the same as the record high set 3 days ago. (Yesterday we had 210 cases.) I’m really hoping this is a plateau and will start dropping soon, but we need to wait a few more days to see what the trend is.

It’s been a busy few days, with getting through all the stuff I need to do before starting my tutoring job tomorrow. It’s going to be interesting to see what it’s like in a Zoom class with 200 students! But the first class should be an easy introduction. The lecturer said it’ll just be him going over examples, and the students won’t start any independent work until next week, which is when I’ll really start doing things.

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