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Messages - Janet Jaguar

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Dockside Cafe / Re: Inspirational/Good-feeling
« on: January 20, 2016, 02:32:15 pm »
What an amazing man.  :)

That is called one very bad start to life. :o

The growth areas that happen while I am growing in the middle of them are perceived as natural, I saw every stage.  It's jumping a couple of decades forwards or backwards the produce the shocks.

Old Weather and Zooniverse News / Re: Zooniverse news
« on: January 20, 2016, 02:14:52 pm »
My older nephew went down to Antarctica - in a more modern ship, no tall masts.  He absolutely loved it, and no - it is not cheap.

I know, I feel the same when I study the history of Chicago.  I saw a photo of the 'L' Red Line when they first extended it north.  The land alongside the embankment thru what is now a very crowded Uptown neighborhood was a cow pasture.  That was a shock.

Dockside Cafe / Re: Riveting Log Entries
« on: January 20, 2016, 03:48:47 am »
Now that was a good job well done.

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2016
« on: January 19, 2016, 10:13:10 pm »
Snowballs are an art form and can be fun to make right.

Your granddaughter probably never before got an artful handmade present that never saw a department store.  :)

And YOU live on the side of the globe that is able to torture us who are freezing our toes off.  (Or would be if I didn't have good boots.)  You succeeded in making me very envious.

The Dockyard / Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: January 19, 2016, 06:22:02 pm »
That I really do too.

I'm also sending this added info to AVO as add-on info - their geological descriptions are more detailed than Perry's.

The Science: What You're Doing This For / Re: Natural Phenomena
« on: January 19, 2016, 04:12:25 pm »
Happens on lakes as well as oceans, this is the sunrise image on this morning's newspaper front page - looking at Navy Pier from a boat I think, altho who wants to go out on the Lake in this weather is a little bit crazy.

The Dockyard / Re: Thetis -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: January 19, 2016, 10:59:23 am »
Is this Perry Island we IDed for the AVO in 2014, or is it a different new island?

Perry gives their noon position (when they visited the new island) as "Bogoslav Vol. WSW 1/4 W distance 7 miles", July 5th 1906.

Whalers' Shipyard / Re: Mary D. Hume - Discussion
« on: January 19, 2016, 03:03:30 am »
100 pages are posted and all are now marked.

Success!!  Thank you.  :)

The devs are fighting the gremlins, and it lets me toggle to 123 - then jumps me to 243!!  Let's hope they can tame the 120-page gremlins soon.

Dockside Cafe / Re: The Letters and Art of Old Weather
« on: January 19, 2016, 02:47:27 am »
Bob found this text on Beluga's log:
September 13, 1897
Young ice making and water smoking.

So I went googling for an image of that icy smoke, and found this.
Arctic Sea Fog (sea smoke) youtube

Uploaded on Feb 5, 2012 by "Arctic Exposure"
I was out photographing the ice and sea smoke today and tested a little video as well. Will go out mainly for video later on if the cold continues. -24 Celcius today, so quite cold out there.

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2016
« on: January 19, 2016, 02:26:52 am »
I know, and I love it! Payback after having 40 years of winter. My coldest wind chill was:
1990/12/02/10    -59.3 deg C

The coldest temperature and I was walking home from work (3 km):
2005/01/13  -46.6 deg C

so I feel justified in making you jealous.   ;D

Definitely deserve it - I'll stick with my "mild" winters near the Lake, with my record of -24F (-31.1C) - I was shoveling my car out that week.

Dockside Cafe / Re: Chat - 2016
« on: January 19, 2016, 01:10:08 am »
I've heard that Eskimos have 300+ words to describe snow.   ;)

40, but who's counting. Mind you, we have a fair number: corn snow, slush, powder, crunchy, squeaky (which you will hear when it is colder than -22C), wet, fluffy, crusty, hard packed, drifted, ... I could go on but, fortunately, I haven't seen any so far this winter, and what there was in the previous three winters, if it all fell at once, might have been no more than two inches deep in total, if that.  :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Oh, and our snowdrops have been in bloom for two weeks now.

You are just trying to make us south and east of you with a current wind chill of -9F (-23C) jealous.   ::) :)

When you are transporting experienced sailors, it's almost silly to add another whole crew's worth to do the work.  Spread the work out instead of letting ride for free.   ;D

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