When we were at (and on) the Athabasca Glacier, there were photos that showed the glacier receding over the years. My brother in law in Drake Bay, Costa Rica, last night was telling my wife about his colleague/associate/acquaintance has been measuring the decline in the numbers of frogs and snakes in the rainforests. When I got certified to scuba dive in 1981, we’d see sharks on practically every other dive, often groups of sharks. Now, seeing a shark is rare, one in ten or more dives.
Glacial decline has been measured since the 1850’s, (according to an article on Wikipedia), so I’m not sure it’s all humans fault, but I think humans main power is destructive and we need to change. I remember a book I read years ago, “Mutant Message Down Under”, and ask, Which society is more advanced? One that lives in a place 10,000 years, and you can’t even tell they were ever there? Or a society that practically destroys it’s environment with pollution and war in 250 years?
I think the answer is obvious.
Today is my first day back at work since my vacation. blah. Why do I have to go work to get money to buy a fish for dinner when I could just go out and get the fish myself. Because I also have to pay for my house and the bills. The whole system of money has something inherently wrong with it.
Spring is definitely coming. Around these parts, I can tell the days are definitely getting longer and that the afternoons are brighter. That’s a good thing for me
There’s a pretty strong wind coming from the north, yesterday was rough at my beach lunch and the cruise ships stopped on the south side of the island instead of the west. Probably will be the same today.
I am supposed to get the new (used) Kindle today. Hopefully.
Got a new camera before Christmas. First time I took it in the water was yesterday.
I had been waiting for “the right time” to get it wet, but the right time never came. So I took it out yesterday. It was rough and wavy and murky, but I took it out anyway.
It is much better than the old camera!
Ditto the Dawg took a big fall down the stairs this morning. He didn’t want me to help him down but I should have anyway. He’s so old. He’s OK, he just knocked over a table and made a really loud noise.
Lately people have been doing this “stand up paddleboarding”. I don’t see the appeal. To me, it doesn’t look like much fun. First time I saw anyone on a kayak, windsurfing or hang gliding or sailing in a sailboat, I thought “Dang, now that looks cool!” But paddleboarding looks slow and boring. You have to have flat calm water and it looks terribly inefficient. On a kayak you can put your back into it and get going as fast as you can. Paddleboarding looks like the challenge is to stand up and paddle at all. Apparently it’s all the new rage, but I don’t see the thrill.