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Title: At dusk off our beach yesterday
Post by: Jim on July 22, 2019, 06:44:52 pm
Taken last night just on dusk looking out to the East at Green Island and the sun setting in the West as it went down behind the mountains lit up the sky and clouds wonderfully.



(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48351705226_6bd6c37dfc_h.jpg)
Title: Re: At dusk off our beach yesterday
Post by: jkbixby on July 22, 2019, 08:46:39 pm
Beautiful - you're blessed!
Title: Re: At dusk off our beach yesterday
Post by: Jim on July 22, 2019, 08:53:52 pm
Thanks Larry.
Title: Re: At dusk off our beach yesterday
Post by: Stoker on July 22, 2019, 08:55:21 pm
You'd best be careful showing stuff like this Jim .... you may find that you have company all of a sudden!
Title: Re: At dusk off our beach yesterday
Post by: Jim on July 22, 2019, 09:02:24 pm
It was cold last night Daniel, about 9c (48.2f)..... or at least what we think is cold :)

It was 2c the other morning and that's really cold for us. Twenty five miles to the West of the coast where the mountains (or what we Aussies call mountains) are, its getting down to -10c
Title: Re: At dusk off our beach yesterday
Post by: Stoker on July 22, 2019, 09:07:12 pm
It was cold last night Daniel, about 9c (48.2f)..... or at least what we think is cold :)

It was 2c the other morning and that's really cold for us. Twenty five miles to the West of the coast where the mountains (or what we Aussies call mountains) are, its getting down to -10c

Sounds delicious to me ... we're currently topping 100f in the daytime and only getting down into the 50's at night, I would truly love some cool weather right about now.
Title: Re: At dusk off our beach yesterday
Post by: Jim on July 22, 2019, 09:20:21 pm
Jeez just reading those temps.......I'm already dreading summer :(

What's the UV like at your place Daniel? Do you get sunburned quickly?

That's the thing that's even worse than the heat here, the sun is so fierce the UV index in summer is always above extreme.
Title: Re: At dusk off our beach yesterday
Post by: St Paul Steam on July 22, 2019, 10:03:55 pm
That's really pretty Jim, you are fortunate.
Title: Re: At dusk off our beach yesterday
Post by: Jim on July 22, 2019, 10:12:04 pm
Thanks Bruce.
Title: Re: At dusk off our beach yesterday
Post by: Stoker on July 23, 2019, 12:07:35 am
At 6000 ft the UV here is pretty intense. So much so that it seems to feel hotter here out in the sun on a bright sunny day, than it does 2000 ft lower down in the valley, even though the thermometer reads almost 10f cooler up here than it does in the valley. I do of course wear long sleeve shirts and full brimmed hats if I'm going to be out in the sun much, wherever I am around here. This is the high desert afterall!

But I rarely get sunburn of any kind, as I'm quite accustomed to high altitude what with working 15 years at 12,500 ft and all my backpacking and climbing to even greater heights. Also all my high lake canoeing which is a real solar challenge also, what with water reflection added into the mix.

Still, with all the precautions I've generally taken, skin cancers will be no surprise if/when they start showing up. It's just the kind of life I've chosen to live!
Title: Re: At dusk off our beach yesterday
Post by: Jim on July 23, 2019, 12:22:25 am
I'm paying for it Daniel, I go to the skin specialist now every 4 months just to keep on top of any surprises happening.

When I was a kid surfing, sun protection wasn't a thing. Actually the opposite, we used to cover ourselves in Hawaiian Tropic oil to cook ourselves even redder :(
Then if I add all the years fishing, on a tractor, hunting, etc etc

But I think if I had it over to do again.....I'd do it all the same :)
Title: Re: At dusk off our beach yesterday
Post by: St Paul Steam on July 24, 2019, 12:31:22 pm
any early pictures of you surfing Jim ?
Title: Re: At dusk off our beach yesterday
Post by: Jim on July 24, 2019, 06:44:02 pm
any early pictures of you surfing Jim ?

Thankfully it was so long ago the camera was yet to be invented Bruce.
Title: Re: At dusk off our beach yesterday
Post by: Nick on July 24, 2019, 09:14:10 pm
Beautiful picture Jim!

any early pictures of you surfing Jim ?

Thankfully it was so long ago the camera was yet to be invented Bruce.