Daily Archives:March 10th, 2008


The UK is being swept by very strong gales today…

When my parents, many years ago, used to fly around northern Kenya in their work with the Flying Doctors, they would occasionally be able to get radio reports from people on the ground as they came into land at some of the remote desert airstrips. Usually it would just be information about wind speed and direction, how many camels were on the runway, etc.

But I remember my mother telling me about an abbreviation they used under certain wind conditions, and it came back to me today: EBAW.

“Even birds are walking!”

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