Typhoon Talas seems to be coming this way.

No-one here seems to be very worried about this: usually a few typhoons come by every year. In theory it will reach us on Friday, and by Sunday -when we are due to go back to Germany- it will have cleared off further north.

So far it’s been a bit more windy and rainy than normal.

People in Tokyo are being told to stock up on essentials but it should pass north-west of here. This is not entirely certain of course, as Typhoons twist back and forth like a driver talking on a cell phone, so it may yet come our way.

I don’t think I’ll go out in it. Does that make me a fair weather cyclist?

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