Weight and Stuff Report – 18 January 2015

Weight: 219 pounds (15 stone 9 pounds, 99.3 kg)
Steps taken: Not a lot

Eh? What? Where did that come from? Yes, that’s another odd rise today. Probably temporary…

Here’s a slightly mucked about with reflection:

Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/250s
Focal length: 78.7mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 17 January, 2015

Weight and Stuff Report – 17 January 2015

Weight: 217.6 pounds (15 stone 7.6 pounds, 98.7 kg)
Steps taken: 10,642

Up again today…

Having missed it last week, I managed to get out early enough to have the traditional Frankie & Benny’s breakfast before doing the shopping.

After that, I decided to have another go at the coastal walk I abandoned last weekend when the weather got a bit nasty. This time I made it as far as St Mary’s Island, and got the bus back from there.

It was a bright, clear day and there was just enough water around the causeway to show a nice reflection of the lighthouse:

St Mary's Island

St Mary’s Island

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/640s
Focal length: 36.6mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 17 January, 2015

I’ve been there many times, but I don’t recall ever seeing such a clear reflection before.

Before getting that far north, I had another look at those sandcastle thingies. I wanted to get a view of the other side[1], which was made slightly challenging by the position of the sun. Here’s one to be going on with:

Sandcastles Again

Sandcastles Again

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/11
Shutter speed: 1/200s
Focal length: 18.5mm
ISO: 320
Taken: 17 January, 2015

And there were some nice waves, too:

Tide

Tide

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/5.3
Shutter speed: 1/640s
Focal length: 62.4mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 17 January, 2015

[1] Hi Andy  :wave:

Weight and Stuff Report – 16 January 2015

Weight: 216.8 pounds (15 stone 6.8 pounds, 98.3 kg)
Steps taken: 3,185

As I suspected, yesterday’s low weight was a temporary wossname, and I’m back up today.

Ummm, here’s a Tardis:

TARDIS

TARDIS

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/30s
Focal length: 56mm
ISO: 4000
Taken: 30 December, 2014

And yes, that is a small selection of Doctor who DVDs in the background…

Weight and Stuff Report – 15 January 2015

Weight: 214.5 pounds (15 stone 4.5 pounds, 97.3 kg)
Steps taken: 3,452

That’s a rather large drop today, which is probably one of those random thingies, or the scale being silly again. Hard to tell…

Here are some large sandcastle-styled thingies at Whitley Bay:

Sandcastles

Sandcastles

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/10
Shutter speed: 1/200s
Focal length: 21.6mm
ISO: 800
Taken: 10 January, 2015

Weight and Stuff Report – 14 January 2015

Weight: 216.2 pounds (15 stone 6.2 pounds, 98.1 kg)
Steps taken: 4,556

Down a bit today. I managed to get out for a moderately proper walk at lunchtime – down Dean Street, and along parallel to the Tyne before heading up Forth Banks, and through Times Square to the station, where I collected some tickets. I then went up Grainger Street and back down Grey Street to the office.

This is another view of the chapel ay Hylton Castle

Chapel

Chapel

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/6.4
Shutter speed: 1/500s
Focal length: 18.5mm
ISO: 400
Location: 54° 55.3542′ 0″ N 1° 26.5853′ 0″ W
Taken: 3 January, 2015

Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 6 Blu-ray

Observant readers might have noticed that it’s been a while[1] since I talked about ST:TNG Season 5. Well, there were a couple of reasons for that. First, there was a bit of a wait for season six to be released, and then it took a while for it to reach the top of my “to watch” pile. Oh, and now it’s taken a while for me to get around to writing this. So that’s three reasons. Unless I can think of any more…

But I digress[2]. This is another strong season, with some excellent episodes such as:

Relics, which sees the return of Scotty from the original series, who’s just as much fun as you might hope.

Chain of Command, a two-parter which involves Picard being captured by the Cardassians[3] and tortured by a particularly nasty example of the species.

Tapestry, in which Q takes Picard back to an earlier point in his life and gives him the chance to change something he did as a young man. This proves to be a non-optimal decision.

Frame of Mind, in which Riker has a slight problem working out what is and isn’t real. And has some really spiffy visual effects.

In addition to the revived extras from the DVD version, there’s a new three-part documentary with all the usual suspects talking about making the show.

Good stuff.

If by any chance you haven’t been buying these single-season sets, you might want to hang on – there’s a full series set available, which will be a wee bit cheaper.

[1] Over a year, even…
[2] Frequently
[3] Captured in a manner that is a bit convoluted, but I’ll let that pass…

Weight and Stuff Report – 13 January 2015

Weight: 216.7 pounds (15 stone 6.7 pounds, 98.3 kg)
Steps taken: 1,798

A minimal reduction today, which probably falls under the heading of experimental error, or looking at the scale from the wrong angle, or something.

This is a trolleybus. I remember these[1] from when I was a very young me in Cardiff several[2] years ago.

Trolleybus!

Trolleybus!

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/170s
Focal length: 20.1mm
ISO: 400
Taken: 3 January, 2015

[1] Not this model though. I seem to recall Routemaster-style open platforms at the rear rather than doors
[2] For an arbitrarily large value of “several”

Weight and Stuff Report – 12 January 2015

Weight: 216.8 pounds (15 stone 6.8 pounds, 98.3 kg)
Steps taken: 1,415

Aaaaaand back up today. Mutter. Extra-low step count today due to some weather arriving just as I was going out for a lunchtime walk.

Today’s photo is a figure to be seen on the Spanish City:

Dancer

Dancer

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/200s
Focal length: 135mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 10 January, 2015

 

Weight and Stuff Report – 11 January 2015

Weight: 215.4 pounds (15 stone 5.4 pounds, 97.7 kg)
Steps taken: Hardly any

Down again today, to the lowest weight of the year so far.

Here’s a view of the coast taken yesterday before the weather told me to go home:

Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/14
Shutter speed: 1/200s
Focal length: 46.6mm
ISO: 800
Taken: 10 January, 2015