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Nov 16, 2019 - 4:37:07 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

12928 posts since 9/27/2007

If you have a thought, idea, link , tune, picture . Post it here. 

I took this pic this afternoon looking S.E. to the U.S.  I should get out more!  

Nov 16, 2019 - 4:54:23 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

44784 posts since 10/5/2013

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Nov 16, 2019 - 4:59:47 PM
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figmo59

USA

29609 posts since 3/5/2008

The waters to roughf...

Nov 16, 2019 - 5:00:50 PM
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donc

Canada

6092 posts since 2/9/2010

The Olympic peninsula is one of the most beautiful places in the U.S. The south end of Vancouver Island is O.K. too Bob. laugh

Edited by - donc on 11/16/2019 17:04:07

Nov 16, 2019 - 5:17:09 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

12928 posts since 9/27/2007

I'm reading a history book about early explorers in the area. This is Muir Creek. The British used to cut masts for their ships there,

There are still some big old growth trees in there. There's a giant Yew tree . 

https://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/parks/beacon-hill/story-pole.html

Nov 16, 2019 - 5:19:47 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

12928 posts since 9/27/2007

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The waters to roughf...


Ha! I've never seen it so calm! It looked like you could canoe over there!

Nov 16, 2019 - 5:54:30 PM
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Wyozark

USA

878 posts since 12/2/2012

We like to stop in at flea markets and antique shops. So much interesting stuff and history! A couple of weeks ago I spotted this power saw among a couple of old chainsaws. I had never seen one, didn't know they existed. I found a couple of You Tube videos that showed one in action.

Here is one that is kind of funny for a Saturday Night Campfire. I don't know that I need one or would use one, but I think they are pretty cool just the same. A while back there was a threat entitled "Stuff You Don't See Anymore", or something like that; this fits, I think.


 

Nov 16, 2019 - 6:23:52 PM
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Buddur

USA

2698 posts since 10/23/2004

That saw is nuts. Does it work like a sawzall?

Speaking of campfires I had a big fire in the pit this afternoon from cleaning up alot of dead pine tree debris. Made a batch of chocolate ship cookies for dinner when we all came in afterwards. Played the guitar a bit tonight trying to rehab my arm...the wrist and forearm are pretty tight but just fretting chords has i believe loosened it up a bit.

Nov 16, 2019 - 6:26:54 PM
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Buddur

USA

2698 posts since 10/23/2004

I meant chocolate CHIP cookies.  Ha!

Nov 16, 2019 - 7:31:30 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

12928 posts since 9/27/2007

Nov 16, 2019 - 7:40:52 PM
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Brian T

Canada

15854 posts since 6/5/2008

Gassers or electric, those reciprocating saws are magic for breaking a beef or bison into quarters.
The DeWalt SawzAll is a battery job, ideal for a hunting trip out of camp.
You can run a chain saw on Mazola for the same job but the reciprocating saws are #1.

Nov 17, 2019 - 12:08:28 AM
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Paul R

Canada

11866 posts since 1/28/2010

Getting back to nature (sort of), here are the latest paintings we picked up - last weekend and the weekend before.




Nov 17, 2019 - 5:44:59 AM
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bubbalouie

Canada

12928 posts since 9/27/2007

The book I'm reading is Captain Gray in the Pacific Northwest by Francis E. Cross & Charles M. Parkin Jr.

I got the book in the free section of our local thrift store & it's signed by Charles Parkin.

They sailed from Boston with 2 ships seeking sea otter pelts to trade in Canton for tea.

It was pretty important for the U.S. to have a presence in the west as the Pacific Ocean was then called the Spanish Lake! 

It's cool when they mention spots you can actually visit. This is less than a half hour from here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gray_(sea_captain)

Nov 17, 2019 - 8:58:51 AM
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bubbalouie

Canada

12928 posts since 9/27/2007

Here's another article on the area. I should work for Tourism B.C. !

https://vancouverislandbigtrees.blogspot.com/2010/07/muir-creek-potential-old-growth.html

I know of a cedar tree 5 minutes from here that I measured at 39'9" around.

Nov 17, 2019 - 9:07:19 AM
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Brian T

Canada

15854 posts since 6/5/2008

No campfire last night up here in the wind and rain, it truely did whoosh down.
Freezing level is 1/2 way up the mountains but still in the trees. Very white up top.

I had hoped to see a couple of landscape-sketchers at yesterday's community craft fair.
Just the really big pictures at really big prices.

Like Paul R, I'm beginning to like the close-ups more than the sweeping vistas.

Nov 17, 2019 - 9:37:40 AM
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bubbalouie

Canada

12928 posts since 9/27/2007

The Muir family was known up & down the whole west coast.

The following article was in the Manitoba Morning Free Press, Winnipeg, Monday, December 31, 1900, page 6, under.VICTORIA FATALITIES.

"TWO FARMERS' SONS THROWN FROM A LOAD OF STRAW.

Victoria, Dec. 29. - John and Andrew Muir, sons of John Muir, a pioneer farmer of Sooke, were killed this afternoon. They were riding on a load of straw, when the team ran away throwing them off. The bodies were found within a short distance of one another."

There is a plaque in the Knox Church here in Sooke mentioning this accident. I believe it was a team of oxen.

Brian T  That is sure some atmospheric river flowing in Eh? 

I've decided to embrace Tobins idea on snow & convert it to rain & find some Joy in it. 

Nov 17, 2019 - 2:01:04 PM
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Brian T

Canada

15854 posts since 6/5/2008

River of air? Don't know what part of it we got. From what I read, we must be in the edge with a steady S wind to hold up the freezing level well above the village.

This might show what the locals have been up to:

youtube.com/watch?v=EypOkF9YAg...MZ71RLeVA

Nov 17, 2019 - 2:12:42 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

44784 posts since 10/5/2013

Sorry,,can’t stand the whining of those sewing machine engines. I like the wilderness to be quiet.

https://youtu.be/uzQ9kxs6RL8

Edited by - chuckv97 on 11/17/2019 14:14:06

Nov 17, 2019 - 3:59 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

12928 posts since 9/27/2007

Brian it's the Pineapple Express. It's been dousing us on & off all weekend. From the Sandwich Islands.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pineapple_Express 

Nov 17, 2019 - 5:28:02 PM
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Brian T

Canada

15854 posts since 6/5/2008

Oh sure. The Pine Apple Express. I bought a top quality rain coat at a chandler's.
OK by me as long as it keeps the arctic fronts east of the big rocks.
Don't have to shovel rain (but almost in YVR, I see.)
Drainage here is a big ditch on my side of the street,
enough water in it to see from the house today.

Funny, those sewing machine engines.
To outrun an avalanche, that sewing machine needs NOX boost and at least 90 miles per hour in a sprint. There have been times almost every winter when that was not enough.
The #1 hottest hill-climbing sewing machine is just east in Valemount.
Dyno said 450 horse power.

Just for shear nasty & aggravating engine noise, you can't beat a snow bike.
Motorcycle with a ski front and a skinny track rear.

Nov 17, 2019 - 5:58:26 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

12928 posts since 9/27/2007

I remember when a 640 Ski Doo Blizzard was a high powered snow machine!

Nov 17, 2019 - 6:05:05 PM
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Wyozark

USA

878 posts since 12/2/2012

Sometime back I read "Two Years Before the Mast" by R. H. Dana, Jr. The story gave a look at southern California during the early 1800's.  I really enjoy reading first-person narratives as it gives the most fascinating glimpse of the times in history. How I would love to see an unspoiled wilderness or what is now a major city beginning as a new village. One thing , though customs and technology change, people are essentially the same.
Nov 17, 2019 - 6:10:20 PM
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Wyozark

USA

878 posts since 12/2/2012

Re: the sawz-all. It won't replace a chainsaw, but I've found a reciprocating saw is a perfect complement in cutting up trees and brush and clearing fence rows. For the areas too far from the house to run a long electrical cord I switched to a battery Dewalt saw. But the battery(ies) just didn't last as long as I needed.

I now have a small generator (Tail Gator) from HF and I can plug the electric saw into it. The generator is light and compact so I can get into the woods with it.

Nov 17, 2019 - 6:16:25 PM
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52859 posts since 12/14/2005

Right you are, Mr.Zark!
" One thing , though customs and technology change, people are essentially the same."

The teachers who helped turn me into a prize-winning essayist, internationally distributed lyricist, and self-important drifter of threads taught us that BECAUSE human nature does not change, Aesop's Fables, the stories of double-dealing people in the Bible, and the twists and turns of works by Wm. Shakespeare are still being told and retold, even today.

Nov 17, 2019 - 6:43:03 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

44784 posts since 10/5/2013

Quote: “The #1 hottest hill-climbing sewing machine is just east in Valemount.”

I’ll repeat an earlier post: I spent a week in Valemount one day. (seen lots of fancy sewing machines with fat guys on’em,,, wondering if they’d ever been for a walk in the woods on a snowy evening)
I used to truck through there going to and from Delta, BC and Edmonchuk.

Nov 18, 2019 - 12:01:01 AM
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967 posts since 4/22/2018

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Originally posted by bubbalouie

The book I'm reading is Captain Gray in the Pacific Northwest by Francis E. Cross & Charles M. Parkin Jr.

I got the book in the free section of our local thrift store & it's signed by Charles Parkin.

They sailed from Boston with 2 ships seeking sea otter pelts to trade in Canton for tea.

It was pretty important for the U.S. to have a presence in the west as the Pacific Ocean was then called the Spanish Lake! 

It's cool when they mention spots you can actually visit. This is less than a half hour from here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gray_(sea_captain)


I like the sound of that book Bob, I may get a copy if that.  Have you read ‘two years before the mast’ ? It sounds get similar, sailing from Boston to the west coast in for fur trading - it’s a brilliant account of life at sea,

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