Here is the pic that appeared in the Westport Wave of September 1, 2013: Two bridges at the same time? Er, no. Let Thad Van Beuren, archaeologist and local author, explain: “Jan Haagen-Smit shared the image above of two former bridges over the lower Ten Mile River. I’m guessing this was taken around the time … Continue reading
I recently posted a blog about young great white sharks taking roost in Monterrey Bay. In the blog is a phrase “White Shark Cafe.” My curiosity. knowing no bounds. wanted to know more. This (edited) page from the Schmidt Ocean Institute provided me with part of the answer: “The white shark is among the most … Continue reading
When I saw the photo below I immediately remembered my grandmother telling me that I was born under a gooseberry bush. When I was in my teens I was told that the expression meant a person was born out of wedlock. It seems both “stories” are for the birds. Apparently ‘‘Gooseberry bush’’ was 19th-century slang … Continue reading
The world’s largest steam engine is making its way across the country, attracting crowds in cities and small towns wherever it goes. The steam engine’s name is Big Boy, and he is a very big boy.The occasion for Big Boy’s restoration was the 150th anniversary of the completion of the 1,900-mile Transcontinental Railroad in Promontory Summit, … Continue reading
A few blogs ago in answer to questions from people I met at our train layout I wrote a blog, “Sharks along the Mendocino Coast” Wife Sarah and I are contemplating another visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium where I can sit and dream in front of the balletic jellies. What I am emphatically not … Continue reading
Club member Jim Williams asked if I could copy a photo of a painting for him. The painting had been bought for a $1 at a local thrift store by an elderly lady friend of Jim’s. The lady wanted to give the copies to friends. The painting photo was of the ruined lighthouse keepers houses … Continue reading
I just had to post this one. Click on the pic to read the text, The Miocene was between 16 and 23 million years ago. How about building a cage for one of these?
This sort of info feeds my febrile brain. This is what I cribbed from The Guardian. “The most detailed three-dimensional map yet of the Milky Way has been revealed, showing that our galaxy is not a flat disc but has a “warped” shape like a fascinator hat or a vinyl record that has been left … Continue reading