Sanded and re-varnished the wooden table trim. It looks great now :>.
Should have taken a before photo for comparison...
"The stones only move once every two or three years and most tracks last for three or four years."
"—1st, the playa has to fill with water, which must be deep enough to form floating ice during winter, but still shallow enough that the rocks are exposed. When the temp drops at night, this pond freezes into thin sheets of windowpane ice, which then must be thick enough to maintain strength, but thin enough to move freely. Finally, when the sun comes out, the ice melts and cracks into floating panels; these are blown across the playa by light winds, propelling the rocks in front of them."
Just learned about sailing stones. Incredible.
"The Racetrack Playa, located in Death Valley, California, features a geological phenomenon known as "sailing stones" that leave linear "racetrack" imprints as they slowly move across the surface without human or animal intervention due to a perfect coincidence of events—"
Days are very long now, there was good light at 2100 yesterday so Dev & I went out for a row around the bay. The local sailing club here lends out a rowing dinghy to members.
Tsehum Harbor shoals at low tide, but the water was high enough that we could row everywhere.
We circled the bay twice, following a large gathering of geese and their goslings. The goose caravan was eating filamentous algae as they went, making loud mouth sounds as they did.
A very nice evening.
I've found that having mostly raw ingredients means we eat better. If we want cookies, we have to make them. Just having to take that step means I make it less often, and eat it less often too (which is a good thing).
Over the years we were able to decrease the purchase of a number of packaged processed foods aboard Pino. Recent ones to go: peanut butter, sauerkraut and dill pickles. We now prepare our own from raw ingredients.
Of course, we can't make everything from scratch, but it's nice to reduce the amount. Many recipes are too easy not to do. It does eat up some time, but not as much as I thought?
Next on the list is tofu.
Progress bar sprites :>. None of the assets are final at this point, just making placeholders.
So I've been working with an activist group to prevent forced evictions/demolitions in Karachi for the last 4 months.
Whenever me and my comrades show up to film the demolitions (and the attendant harassment of residents that comes with it), we get threatened with arrest.
Do folks here have recommendations for inexpensive & inconspicuous recording devices that can be used to surreptitiously record and possibly livestream such events as they're happening?
Every time we haul out we say: "This time we'll clean ALL the oxidation off and we'll wax the hell out of the hull!"
...but we never, ever do it 😅, and this year is no different.
Sailor & cartoonist. Lives aboard a 10m sailboat.
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