This post originally appeared on cobdencentre.org. Cobden Centre Chairman, Toby Baxendale, and Corporate Affairs Director, Steve Baker, are this week in Salamanca, Spain for the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s Supporters Summit 2009: One of the great discoveries of the 20th century concerns the origins of economic science in the late middle ages in Spain and Italy. Long before Adam Smith wrote, many scholastics from the 14th through the 17th centuries were writing systematic economic theory. We heard this morning how […]
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Skydive Empuriabrava occasionally suffers a phenomenon knows as the “Tramontana”: a strong wind from the mountains. It’s been blowing since we arrived on Wednesday but it is forecast to subside today or tomorrow. In the meantime, this is as close as I’ll get to a skydive: It’s still a great place to be and, with broadband available, I can get some work done. Maybe tomorrow… Oh, and I recommend lunch here: View Larger Map
Race day was comical, with lulls followed by moderate gusts from various directions. In a mixed fleet, Remko and I were first over the line in a Tiger two out of three in the morning. For the third, Remko took a unilateral decision to put in a capsize in the last minute before the start, giving us a finish of third on the water. In the first of the afternoon, we were part of a bizarrely mixed group of boats […]
Vassiliki Bay Panorama, originally uploaded by stevenjbaker. Too little wind this morning and a storm this afternoon, so we took a stroll, discovering this magnificent grasshopper (cricket?). Grasshopper, originally uploaded by stevenjbaker.
An idea for another time: What is Motorail? Normal passenger trains dont carry cars or motorbikes, just passengers and sometimes bicycles. However, special Motorail trains carry cars & motorbikes using car transporters attached to the back or front of the train. These run on a limited number of holiday routes, usually on certain days of the week, usually summer-only. via A guide to Motorail trains in Europe: Taking your car by train.