This storm passed by the Canary Islands and Madeira on its way to Europe. It's been raining almost continuously since New Year's.
Hiking from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo and back. 300 meters down, 300 meters up, and worth every millimeter.
A high plateau on Madeira.
A walk above and through west Madeira villages.
A walk through a foggy green jungle.
An estate with a park with esoteric buildings.
A Lucia afternoon.
When the weather is overcast and the sun would barely have made it above the horizon if you could see it, it's nice to get some coffee and buns at Husby Gård.
One of the few days with an almost-clear sky.
By design, or a case of pareidolia?
For what I think will be the last long bike ride this year I wanted to go to Översjön. It was quite a muddy ride, and I had to clean the front derailleur since the whole drivetrain simply seized up from all the dirt in it.
The ground is covered in red.
This is a review of a wonderful and cosy restaurant with great food and service - that doesn't exist.
Echopraxia is a side-quel to Watts's hugely successful Blindsight, taking place almost in parallel with the events of the latter. It continues Watts's argument against the utility of consciousness, expanding it to an argument against logic, reasoning, and the scientific method. The argument against the latter three proceeds in the same way as against the first - Watts acknowledges the utility of them, but believes they will be superseded by other methods by post-humans.