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Halifax…

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…Canada also got hit by Hurricane Dorian.   The most spectacular photo is of a construction  crane caught  in the wind,  but there was a massive power outage and plenty of wind and water damage.   Hopefully that’s it for our northern friends.

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September 11, 2019 at 2:22 pm

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Dorian visits North Carolina…

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How awful must it be to watch through your doorbell camera as a hurricane destroys your vacation home by ripping it off its foundation?   This poor man knows.   It wouldn’t be surprising if some Outer Banks residents  are trapped in their homes.   The water rose quickly, and some roadways appear to have been ruined.   Not for the first time,  Ocracoke Island appears to have been hit hardest.   It is accessible only by boat,  and I can attest that the ferry ride to the island  is quite interesting.

 

 

 

 

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September 10, 2019 at 2:12 pm

Stromboli, anyone?

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No,  I don’t mean the Italian turnover stuffed with delicious meats and cheeses,  and sometimes veggies.  That is a treat worthy of mention and gustatory pleasure under any circumstances.   No,  I refer to the volcano of  the same name, on a small island off the coast of Sicily,  which has just popped its cork again after killing a hiker in its previous eruption in July.   Volcanoes are fascinating to observe,  but dangerous as hell.

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August 29, 2019 at 3:14 pm

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Italy’s volcanoes…

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Mount Etna and Stromboli are threatening  to damage  Sicily’s tourism industry.   For some reason,  would-be visitors hesitate when volcanoes start popping off.

 

 

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August 1, 2019 at 2:30 pm

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Yosemite firefall 2019…

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I have been lucky enough to see the very strange natural phenomenon known  as ‘firefall’ at Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park,  but the report on  this year’s  solar event makes it sound like it has become more trouble than it’s worth.   That is certainly a great pity,  because seeing what looks like a vertical river of fire falling down a cliff face is a stunning spectacle.

 

 

 

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July 28, 2019 at 1:30 pm

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Manhattanhenge 2019… USE!!!

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Twice a year the setting sun aligns precisely with the Manhattan street grid,  creating a radiant glow and simultaneously illuminating both the north and south sides of every cross street.   It’s more easily understood with photos,  such  as these.   There has never been enough money to persuade me to live in New York,  and nowadays I won’t even visit,  but I must admit this natural/man made phenomenon is quite impressive.

 

 

 

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July 14, 2019 at 2:52 pm

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Starfleet or barchan?

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Doesn’t this crescent-shaped dune look like the Starfleet logo?   There’s a scientific explanation  for it,  but it’s more fun to imagine that it’s a relic from a Star Trek shoot.   Live long and prosper everywhere!

 

 

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June 17, 2019 at 3:09 pm

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