Swimming 38:00  1.0 km (38:00 / km)
Swim after work in the Varembe pool; more or less as crowded as usual, but it seemed to flow reasonably well today. For the first time that I've been here, the outdoor pool was open, but it isn't marked (or suitable) for lap swimming. I expect I'll take to the lake later in the week (along, given the forecast, with several thousand of my newest friends).
The square outside the UN had a particularly fertile crop of demonstrators this evening, with one group campaigning against arbitrary executions in Saudi Arabia, another against persecution of Tamils in Sri Lanka and a third against persecution of religious minorities in India. It's probably as well that I wasn't in the actual negotiations part of last week's meeting; with the Saudis being obstructive as usual at climate negotiations (albeit not as obstructive as the same meeting last year, where they held everything up for two days by vetoing the approval of the agenda), I might have struggled to be sufficiently diplomatic to restrain myself from making any reference to the alleged activities of their Istanbul consulate.
I'm staying close to the station but on the other side of the tracks to where I usually do, which has meant a new neighbourhood to explore. It seems to be well endowed with cafes, which I consider to be a Good Thing.