This is a (light) edit of the second instalment of Strider’s notes and observations as published at the Hip Strider website. There are a further six parts that I will re-post here (absent any objections to doing so) in due course.
For me these notes reveal how good an observer of the world around him Strider was. His fine-grained observations of the “nature of nature” serve as a model for us all.
This is the second part of the record contained in my notebook number 200. It covers the period from 11 to 30 October 2012, a period of 20 days.
Part 2: It grow hot and the Sun passes overhead
11 October. There was cloudiness from Noon onwards and I heard thunder at 1340 hrs. It seemed as if there were scattered storms about. At night I saw lightning from a storm over the radio-active hills at Mount Bundey on the Arnhem Highway. There was a very little rain here. Just enough to put a trace of rain in the gauge .
12 October. The night 11-12 October was the warmest night for the season so far. There was a cooling wind at 0100 hours (both here and in Katherine it seems) but by 0651 hrs it was 24.5 degrees C here in the room at Starshine.