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Post by halfwise on Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:16 am

I may have a similar problem since I leave freakishly early as well. I've checked and either I have to arrive 2 hours before it leaves, or less than one hour before. I'll admit to considering keeping to the windy side of care so I can get a little sleep at least.

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Post by Norc on Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:16 am

starting to regret it though cus i am really tired and my bed looks tempting
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Post by Norc on Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:56 am

at the airport and i am soooo tired, but i was met by the fucking nicest taxi-driver ever! he was so cheerful and stopped the taxameter waaaaaay before we were there! so i paid the minimum prize (which in freezing fjordianland is still a lot) and then when we got to the bus-stop where the airport bus stops (lol) the bus was actually arriving, so he made me pay in the car, parked in front of the stop so basically forcing the bus to stop (although there were snow-trucks so it was driving slowly behind them but it is funnier if you picture it like an action movie), and like he jumped out and got my suitcase and wooop woooop! merry fucking christmas! also.. the 10 minute taxi-drive cost the same as the 25-minute bus-drive with a two-way ticked. just saying. it's expensive here..
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Post by Eldorion on Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:02 am

Sounds like a remarkably smooth trip so far for the Christmas season. santa

How long is your flight?
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:10 am

{{Excellent explanation you give in the vid Dave, you might not like hearing or seeing yourself (does anyone?) but you are clear, concise and give the pertinent details and information- well done. pub Wish I was rich enough to just hop on a plane and come give you a hand. Nod }}}

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Post by David H on Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:40 pm

Thanks Petty! pub

Pettytyrant101 wrote:{{  Wish I was rich enough to just hop on a plane and come give you a hand.  Nod   }}}

I'd love to have you! Hey, maybe you could stow away in an unattended whisky barrel and get yourself freighted over! I see definite possibilities Nod

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Post by David H on Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:52 pm

Eldorion wrote:If the sand is able to start to re-extend the coastline would you have to add more rocks to protect that new bit, I guess?

Missed this one yesterday. Embarassed
Realistically I'm hoping at best to just stabilize the current shoreline long enough to get salt tolerant vegetation started again, and then encourage a new barrier sand dune to serve in the place of the one we lost years ago. Re-extending would probably require playing with forces that are a lot bigger than what I'm looking at now (like tsunamis and such. pale ) Also, the laws are written so it's very hard to protect new lands and shorelines until they get some kind of legal standing. This keeps people with too much money from building their own private islands, or artificially filling and moving an existing beach for their own benefit. That's not a game I'm likely to be playing.

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Post by Eldorion on Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:18 pm

Ah, that makes sense. I hope that you're able to get some vegetation growing to start holding things down in the near(ish) future, then. Smile
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Post by halfwise on Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:43 pm

Shorelines have legal standing? {{{ Don't tell Blue. }}}

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Post by Norc on Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:21 pm

Eldorion wrote:Sounds like a remarkably smooth trip so far for the Christmas season. santa

How long is your flight?

2 fucking hours! and with a landing in between .... i hate it... but i have noise canceling headphones so i guess i survived..
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Post by David H on Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:14 pm

halfwise wrote:Shorelines have legal standing?  {{{ Don't tell Blue. }}}

{{{Our next legal challenge will be to establish that shorelines also have freedom of speech, just like corporations did in Citizens United v. FEC Twisted Evil }}}

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Post by David H on Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:17 pm

OK here's a picture of how we're doing it with Farmer Tech  Very Happy



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Post by halfwise on Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:12 pm

I suppose as soon as the tide starts going out you hotfoot it for the beach. So the work timing changes a bit each day.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:02 am

{{Um whose house is that in the background! Shocked Think it might need a bit of shoring up there at the front! No }}

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Post by David H on Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:22 am

Pettytyrant101 wrote:{{Um whose house is that in the background! Shocked  }}

That would be Tom and his dog Bo, livin' Life on the Edge. Nod



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Post by halfwise on Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:31 am

They both look like healthy specimens.

Why doesn't he have some of 'em cobbles piled up below his house? Seems like the sensible thing to do.

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Post by David H on Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:24 am

Infiltrating the permitting process for placing any kind of rock on or near the beach has been a lo-o-o-ong process. I only cracked the code a few months ago, and we finally got a scattering of cobble at the foot of the bank below Tom's house 3 weeks ago. It's not much, maybe the equivalent of a single watered down coat of paint, but it's more than Tom and Bo have had before and it gives hope. Till now they've been having to make do by dragging logs around by hand or with a come-along and lashing them together with old rope.

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Post by Bluebottle on Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:37 am

affraid I see what you mean about erosion. Shocked

I asume this is a ntural process though, or has it been aggravated in some way?

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Post by David H on Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:53 am

There are many influences, both natural and man-made, including dams on rivers to the south, planting of non-native vegetation to stabilize sand dunes to the north, dredging shipping channels to the east. However there's been more land lost since World War II than in the previous 1000 years, so that seems to point to the hand of man. Of course only Eru truly knows these things.

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Post by halfwise on Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:54 am

How do we know where the shoreline was 1000 years ago? With quiet lake sedimentation that's one thing, but with wave action I can't imagine how anyone could figure that out.

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Post by David H on Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:52 am

Quiet lake sedimentation? Oh that's so cute! flower

Here we have Cascadia Subduction Zone 9.0 earthquakes and 50ft tsunamis every 300 to 700 years or so that leave marks that are pretty hard to miss. We don't do subtle geology here.  No  
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Post by azriel on Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:47 pm

This is how cold its been lately ....


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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:44 pm

{{{ Laughing Being torrential rain mainly here, since about October Mad if the Bible were accurate I'd have had to convert my barrel into an ark about a week ago Mad }}}

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Post by azriel on Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:50 pm

Its been torrential rain & fierce winds here, so fierce has the winds been look what its done to my cat ! ...lol


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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:54 pm

Dave I hope your friend can save his home, it looks a scary situation. Shocked

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