I was out for dinner with a friend this evening and the restaurant was located by the water in downtown Vancouver. On the way home, I had to walk from the restaurant to the transit station. By that time, a huge wind storm had hit the coast.

I only had to walk half a block or so but it was a struggle most of the way. I felt like I was walking in a wind tunnel and of course, the wind was blowing against me. At one point, I thought the wind was strong enough to actually stop my progress as it seemed my next step might not be possible. Luckily, I was able to power through the howling wind and duck behind a wall which acted like a shield from the wind. On the way home, my train was stopped briefly as the wind had knocked some construction materials onto the track.

The power has flickered a few times at home but no outage thankfully. Interestingly, the water in my toilet bowl is moving around like miniature rough seas. I have patio furniture out on my balcony. I hope it’s still there in the morning.

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