Now looking at the potential of humans (including myself) with regard to understanding complex natural phenomena.
By: ycd0108, 2:18 AM GMT on October 01, 2012
ITS (call sign) is way out at the end of the dock.
CF-FITS is printed on the tail fin. This buggy can get off the water in about six boat lengths: Bong!
The pilot can run the prop in reverse thrust!
If you know what you are doing the plane parks itself. Josh picks her up and puts her down effortlessly.
Updated: 3:24 PM GMT on October 01, 2012
By: ycd0108, 4:34 AM GMT on September 27, 2012
Best stable 'scope I have seen. At some point I think we had 270x with the Barlow 3x 90 eye piece. 3 1/2" reflector.
She's a bit dusty now and the silvering is fading on the mirrors - spiders made webs in the tube over the years.
Daughter gave me a fairly expensive telescope for my 65 but I found it too jumpy to focus on anything star like. This thing weighs in at about 40 pounds and does not jump around if you place it on a decent platform.
Da' had an iron stand for it and he would call the family out to see Andromeda Galaxy or some double star in the handle of the "Ursa Major" or whatever he was focused on.
It was always cold when it was clear but he should'a seen that image from the Hubble.
By: ycd0108, 3:13 PM GMT on September 23, 2012
Sunrise was a deep orange this morning and the spiders have been busy around here lately.
I have not heard of any forest fires on the Island so I think this stuff is coming from the interior.
Time to phone my Mother and arrange a visit later in the week.
Updated: 3:42 PM GMT on September 25, 2012
By: ycd0108, 4:16 AM GMT on September 20, 2012
BriarCraft: Thanks for the notice(s) on the photos and the stories. I searched about in the photo archives and this is what I thought related a bit to your blog about wildfires. This picture was taken a while ago on a small island in the Gulf of Georgia, now named Salish Sea.
Gerry sold the island 'cause he got bored with hurrying over there to put out fires commonly lit by visitors back in the '30s.
The big fir around our cabin there all have bark turned to charcoal on their bases but they are strong and healthy trees. Younger trees are jumbled and tangled and show no signs of fire. They simply fall over if the wind blows.
Now and then the wind does blow there.
Updated: 11:53 PM GMT on September 20, 2012
By: ycd0108, 3:19 PM GMT on September 14, 2012
The little white blob on the point of the island upper left is the Dryad Lighthouse as we flew out. We had our limit of baggage, mostly frozen prawns and salmon. No halibut this year.
The second photo is almost a fog "glory" around the light and I deleted a poor image of a fog "bow".
The tail of the "Humpy" picture was taken from the base of the lighthouse.
Updated: 6:14 PM GMT on September 18, 2012