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Old Feb 11, 2007, 10:45 AM   #1
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Came across this last night close to sundown at the local waterfront. Seems this fellow had tied up his boat... then left it.....oh yeah, the tide goes out here! He was gaining a lot of interest from curious watchers, and the inevitable "What happened?" Well his explaination that I overheard was "global warming". The tide never goes out this far...yada yada yada....seems to me it might have been his mistake, but couldn't own up to it....cheers......Don
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3...oh, these were taken with a fisheye lens, hence the vast distortions you might be seeing.....Don.
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Came across this last night close to sundown at the local waterfront. Seems this fellow had tied up his boat... then left it.....oh yeah, the tide goes out here! He was gaining a lot of interest from curious watchers, and the inevitable "What happened?" Well his explaination that I overheard was "global warming". The tide never goes out this far...yada yada yada....seems to me it might have been his mistake, but couldn't own up to it....cheers......Don
Geez, you can blame Global Warming for just about everything these days, eh? I imagine we'll be hearing it a lot more, too. The favorite excusearound here is'oh, was I really that close to shore?'

Where did you take these shots, thekman? I'd love to have seen a closeup of the boater's face when he saw this! Nice shots!
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Hi Toshi--I took them at Ambleside Beach in West Van. Ya, he had all the excuses except the one that he screwed up. Lol. Takes all kinds....Don



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Geez, you can blame Global Warming for just about everything these days, eh? I imagine we'll be hearing it a lot more, too. The favorite excusearound here is'oh, was I really that close to shore?'

Where did you take these shots, thekman? I'd love to have seen a closeup of the boater's face when he saw this! Nice shots!
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Old Feb 11, 2007, 1:13 PM   #6
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hehe - global warming - shouldn't the melting icecaps give more water. Or it's already so hot that the water is turning into steam.

Great story, nice shots - Ronny
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Old Feb 11, 2007, 2:00 PM   #7
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Well, ultimately we'll have to face the next Ice Age which will reset things:GUntil then, itis the extremes which will make the average, as usual, maybe for some thousand years more,keeping on astonishing us the mortals )

I think you did a great job here! I am simply drawn in by your images and accompanying narration



Warning!I might be much more concerned with these issues (the adversary effects of global capitalism, and etc.)than a 'so-called' environmentalist who'dbeready to take offence for some piece of humour.
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It was probably the half dozen beer he had while vacating the area....global warming..lol....Yeah, there'd be more water, not less. Maybe it is evaporating as we speak......

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Old Feb 11, 2007, 8:45 PM   #9
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The most drastic effects so far predicted by scientific models would be a few meters difference in a hundred years. But yes, more water, not less. One worrisome fact is that the models did not predict the rapid melting of icecaps. That suggests a flaw that could underestimate the rise.

Not that I'm downplaying a few meters difference. Think, Bahadir, what it would to do the archaeology of the Mediterranian.

But it won't affect the tides (unless the rising water narrows a bay significantly).


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Hi Thekman, I think you may have missed the point here: what this guy was doing was planning ahead. Once global warming kicks in and sea levels come up, the boat will be in just the right place ! :G

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