Favorite beach?

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That's a lot by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 10:37:15 AM EST
of beach erosion in the first pic.. From the most recent storm that passed off short, or is it usually like that ?

And the kids don't like London Calling ? Are you sure they're yours ? Or is this not the Clash version ?

It was high tide by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 10:40:50 AM EST
The tides were around ten feet. When we went back the next day, near low tide, the beach was a few hundred yards wide. FB has a few more pictures.


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that's expdected by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 10:43:04 AM EST
I meant that there's a 4 ft "wall" of sand right up onto the house -- the drop off between the end of the dunes/shore and where the "beach" begins..  That's the beach erosion I meant.

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Oh that, I'm not sure by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 10:48:26 AM EST
it was  week before Hurricane Bill, though.

You can see the sea wall and rest of the beach near low tide below, same as the evening pic but looking north instead of south.




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Upon reflection by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 10:55:17 AM EST
that's a concrete sea wall, not sand.


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ahh it's a sea wall by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #18 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:41:08 AM EST
which means the beach will erode even faster, to save those beach front homes :)

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On my mental do do list by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #20 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:43:30 AM EST
is to find out the prices of those baechfront homes, and the ones in Kennebunk, where they would take up the equivalent of 3-4 lots in Welles,

I figure a million for a tiny cottage in Welles, going up from there.


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player of games by garlic (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:12:57 AM EST
is supposedly one of the inspirations for the civ computer game (obviously along with avalon hill's advanced civ).


I was doubtful at first by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:17:11 AM EST
until I checked publication dates, whoa, Player of Games is 21 years old, Civ is 18. Where does the timego?


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Ironically by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #15 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:37:34 AM EST
The Iain Banks novel that Civilization inspired was the unpublished "I'll start the new novel as soon as I finish the Pyramids..."
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also, every sub has a pool. by garlic (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:15:53 AM EST
it's called the bilge.

My brother was (is?) a submariner. There's not much more space in the modern subs than there was in the old ones. They still have situations where they have to hotbunk, or bunk in the torpedo room.


Yeah, a cow-worker was by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:17:57 AM EST
but he can't say much, for opsec reasons.


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submarine classification by garlic (2.00 / 0) #12 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:25:17 AM EST
After graduating with an EE degree from Anapolis, he had to go to submarine school, to make sure he understood the nuke plant. One of the prerequisites was calculus review, probably for the reserve officers, since even the english and poly sci majors at anapolis have to take calculus. The calculus book they used at sub school was labeled classified, and it was the same text that they had used at Anapolis.

The Nautilus engine room, the first nuclear sub engine room and designed in the early 50s is still classified.


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I wasn't sure about security by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:26:55 AM EST
so I didn't take any pics, but I think anything classified was removed.


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Albacore by ana (2.00 / 0) #16 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:37:51 AM EST
was not a nuclear powered boat. Skipjack was the first nuclear powered teardrop submarine in the US Navy, built after Albacore pioneered the hull design.

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

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Right, by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #19 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:41:34 AM EST
but there was the props (wasn't there some flap about Google Earth showing a sub prop), the sonar, the electronics and the groovy Pullman sinks.

Paranoia on my part.


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I guarentee by garlic (2.00 / 0) #31 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 12:45:31 PM EST
that the things that are sensative about old sub designs have been removed from the boat.


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Why didn't you tell me two weeks ago by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #33 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 12:50:19 PM EST
I could have taken pics of the kids at the periscope.


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Classified books by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #17 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:38:41 AM EST
That's not so much because of the book, but because of the margin notes that might be made in it.
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that sort of thing by garlic (2.00 / 0) #32 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 12:47:11 PM EST
can get you arrested. Working papers have to be managed seperately from other documents, and if not destroyed after 6 months, have to be logged into the document control system.


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WIPO by garlic (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:19:05 AM EST
lake michigan dunes. Great beaches, but not so great swimming.


I already had two Great Lakes beaches by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #13 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:26:11 AM EST
but I added it.


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We Were Soldiers Once...And Young by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:19:55 AM EST
The guy on the cover of that book is Rick Rescorla, a UKian immigrant to the US. He later became the security chief for Morgan Stanley in the WTC. He saved several thousand lives on 9/11/01 and was last seen heading back in to the building to rescue more people.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

WIPO: Race Point by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #21 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:43:42 AM EST
I don't know much about Cape Cod beaches by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #22 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:46:39 AM EST
and I expect rentals there are outside our price range.


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Not really by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #23 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:47:51 AM EST
P-town center itself can be expensive, but there are plenty of good places on the east end of town or in nearby Truro (3 mi east) that are no more than what you paid in Ogunquit.
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How bad is the weekend traffic? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #24 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:50:14 AM EST
I'm imagining it must be terrible, there's not a lot of room for 6 lane expressways.


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Not too bad, really. by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #28 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 12:12:19 PM EST
It's the bridges getting on and off cape where the backups occur. Rte 6 is four lanes all the way along the cape and, unless there's an accident, moves pretty quickly.

The Sagamore and Bourne bridges are the only way on and off cape, so all traffic must cross at one of them. That's where the trouble happens.

But, if you can pack light, you can take the ferry (Children 12 and under are free on the slow ferry). A cab to North Truro (I've stayed at "Pilgrim Heights" before - it's not very far, really) is only about $10 last I checked. The ferry might be pricey for a family of four tho. Once you're there, you can rent bikes. That's all you really need once you're ensconced. There are lots of places to stay along East Commercial St. Most have a beach of some kind. It's a bit of a walk to central P-town, but there's a shuttle or you could rent a bike.
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We Were Trollers Once.. And Young by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #25 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 12:01:06 PM EST
Terrific book. Ever read The Forgotten Soldier? Written by a German foot soldier in WWII. Another terrific read although there seems to be some controversy about the validity of his claims.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

How's my blogging: Call me at 209.867.5309 to complain.

it's on my mental list by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #26 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 12:03:59 PM EST
and next time i see a copy at the thrift store, i may get it.


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The realistic alternative to Life is Good: by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #27 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 12:11:01 PM EST

Life is Crap.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
Yeah, I saw a few of those shirts, too by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #29 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 12:16:26 PM EST
I decided to stay out of the whole good/crap fight.


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Wrestling with pigs by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #30 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 12:21:32 PM EST

only ends up coating you with mud. Or sand, depending on where you're wrestling.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Old t-shirt of mine by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #34 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 12:53:52 PM EST
"Don't bother wrestling a pig. It wastes your time, and the pig enjoys it."

Alt text seen on similar shirts:"It wastes your time, and annoys the pig."

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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I've seen it this way: by ana (2.00 / 0) #35 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 01:42:16 PM EST
"Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time; it annoys the pig."

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

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Women will never crew American subs. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #36 Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 11:20:54 PM EST
Fact.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

American women were never going to be in a combat by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #39 Sun Aug 30, 2009 at 10:09:09 AM EST
role.


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On a sub . . . by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #41 Mon Aug 31, 2009 at 12:16:16 AM EST
you're a rapee for 9 solid months, with no guns to fight back with.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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We Were Soldiers Once...And Young by lm (2.00 / 0) #37 Sat Aug 29, 2009 at 12:06:44 AM EST
I keep meaning to get around to reading that. I suspect that I probably never will.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
My copy has the Mel Gibson tie in by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #40 Sun Aug 30, 2009 at 11:02:31 AM EST
so they should be flooding the thrift stores soon.


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Nice. by vorheesleatherface (2.00 / 0) #38 Sat Aug 29, 2009 at 10:38:59 PM EST
That is all.


Your girls have gotten big. by muchagecko (2.00 / 0) #42 Tue Sep 01, 2009 at 01:17:10 PM EST
And your wife is still a hottey.

I hate crowns. They always seem to fall out.

Headphone in one ear. It's the best way to listen to music with kids in the car.


A purpose gives you a reason to wake up every morning.
So a purpose is like a box of powdered donut holes?
Exactly
My Name is Earl

Thanks, they'll be third graders and by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #43 Tue Sep 01, 2009 at 01:18:41 PM EST
eight graders tomorrow.


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