Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve 2009

A bit blowy...
3 deg C [38 deg F] foggy and dismal in Philomath.

12 deg C [54 deg F] and brilliantly sunny at Newport, only 80 km away. Swell 10 ft @ 16 seconds.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


So we helped pull down this ceiling and reclaimed the tongue and groove cedar. This is about 1/2 done with the cedar panelling [background], there is as much over my head on this side.Later, cedar down, "just" all the nails and insulation to go. There was gyprock [drywall] between the cedar and the batts. took about 16 hours to get it done.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I can't believe how cold it is...

-13 deg C [9 deg F] again this morning.

Yesterday a.m.
It is even cold at the beach - right now 8:30 a.m. Thursday Dec 10 it's -3 deg C [27 deg F]
Maybe tomorrow it'll be beach weather [i.e. above 0 deg C]

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

And it just keeps coming...

What's wrong with this picture - the white frosting on the sand is just that - frost just before sun-up air about -2 deg C [28 deg F] and windy.Interestingly crowded with people - not sea-lions - considering the temperature, good waves though.Sunday
Colder, windier, still good, somewhere else nearby.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A surfeit of sea lions sing [bark] a soulful symphony

Lots of sea-lions this fall

This bunch barked a baroque ballad at us for at least half and hour. At least they kept their distance, not like their 150 far more intimidating comrades one beach further south.
Doing the "flipper thing" where they just hang out with their flippers up in the sunshine.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Not building - surfing

Well not entirely not building - gathering more materials and doing things that can be done indoors.

But surfing is happening between storms. And sometimes it is BIG surf. Not me - somewhere close by.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Surfing på Norsk

To år siden. Min venn Ben Raymond.
Spenning og forventning!Surfing.
Og hans venn.
Også i norge, mann vente alltid på bølgeneMen, "kommer noen bra sett nå snart, tror jeg, så kom, kom!"Fra SAS E-Magasinet "Les Sas Magasinet HER" click på link.

Bens venn Rune ble intervjuet av dette magasinet i sist måned.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Side shore

A few waves this weekend...

Somewhere nearby...

SUP lefts

Unknown surfer...
Me heading out.Photo attribution Elizabeth Thorpe.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Dust cloud

From NASA's great Earth Observatory site.

Wednesday 23rd September 2009. Details here

the dust storm is probably more than 3000 km from north to south

Monday, October 5, 2009

Vacation time: surf, sun, sand, and, well, dust & lightning too.

Curious Aussie magpie: 30 deg C and sunny, small surf not worth showing the pics: remember you can see the pics larger if you click on themUp the coast: frothing 15 year olds surfing a protected peak

North Brother From Dunbogan
Dunbogan from North Brother
Who's this?
North Brother rainforest walk tree ferns and elkhorns

E has an affinity for purple flowers

And some others
Bangalow palms
A pea by any other name

North Brother in the distance
I finally got some quality surf, even if it was if small

The flooded gums near Buladelah - the same type as the flooring E got recently.
And also the tallest tree in New South Wales is a flooded gum [Eucalyptus grandis] all 72 meters of it [about 240 feet]
Decided surfing wasn't such a good idea right then.
Central coast rainforest walk

King parrot
Crimson rosella in flight
Confused kookaburra - not laughing
No color retouching - this is how the dust storm looked from the inside

The sunlight turned blue
Finally the real deal - quality surf - a favorite right hand point break

Me enjoying the conditions.
A few rocks
Nature's surfers
Perfect beach breaks & bowling lefts