This morning was Penang’s lowest ever sea level that I’d seen. I was able to walk all the way from the end of Gurney Drive almost to the Penang Club – just along the beach. The first time ever for me.
Of course the land reclamation changes the flow of the sea currents, and the sand in front of the Penang Club has been washed away. Before the Gurney Wharf Project land reclamation I used to walk along the beach in front of the Penang Club. Even so, back then, still what I saw today was Penang’s lowest ever sea level. I never saw the opportunity to walk all the way to Gurney Drive along the beach. Naturally I am not there all the time. But I am quite often.
I like to watch the sunrise for these solar events. So I try to catch dawn for the equinoxes and solstices. Sometimes I forget. But yesterday I remembered. The haze might have obscured the sunrise. At least it was not possible to see the sun rise over the horizon. But a few minutes later the sun appeared.
The Climate crisis is over in Penang – the haze cleared after rain early this morning. The climate crisis is over for the moment. I can breathe again outside. But it’s been bad.
Horrible haze in Penang even from early this morning. Worse than yesterday. It was so bad I just had to stay inside all day. Although I have things to do and places to go I am postponing them. Because haze does your body no good.
Today we had Penang haze again from mid-morning.
So the long weekend was wet on Saturday and Sunday. Fine on Monday. But Penang haze again hit back today, Tuesday. So after all these years I am still complaining about the haze.
We’ve had a Crazily hazy Penang this week. Currently it’s Friday. Wednesday morning the air smelled like it was on fire. Later it rained, which cleared the air a bit. Yesterday it rained early in the morning and the haze wasn’t as bad. And this morning it’s still hazy. I am unwilling to go outside any more today.
In fact, as I write this just before lunch, the air is hazy looking just a couple of hundred metres into the distance. I do wonder how much this haze is contributing to the cooling that happens every year at this time. I’m currently researching global cooling at the moment – I’ll write something about it here when I am ready.