This weekend has been the windiest so far this fall. Today SMHI (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute) issued a warning for wind gusts up to 21-24 m/s. That is 41-47 knots or 9 on the Beaufort scale, which describes the condition as follows:

Description: Strong gale

What the sea looks like: High waves (6-7 m) with dense foam. Wave crests start to roll over. Considerable spray.

What it looks like on land: Larger branches break off trees, and some small trees blow over. Construction/temporary signs and barricades blow over. Damage to circus tents and canopies.

By the way, it is also in this kind of wind the trains in and out of Stromstad is canceled due to trees falling over the tracks.

Anyway, winds like this mean no diving. All though there are diveable sites out there; days of heavy rain and wind has reduced the visibility to a soup. Better save gas, gas, and everything else for another day.

On the bright side, today was sunny. So my camera has been out the underwater housing for a change, and on my back in the old Lowepro on a hike in Kosterhavets Nationalpark – topside.