A picture of a horse

October 13, 2012 Pentax K-30

A picture of a fish

FishsParadise_2048

October 25, 2012 Pentax K-30

H.G. Wells wrote this…

Taken from “A Story of the Days To Come” by H.G. Wells.
Published in The Pall Mall Magazine, June-October 1897 :

Chapter 3
THE WAYS OF THE CITY
Prominent if not paramount among world-changing inventions
in the history of man is that series of contrivances in locomotion that
began with the railway and ended for a century or more with the
motor and the patent road. That these contrivances, together with the
device of limited liability joint stock companies and the supersession
of agricultural labourers by skilled men with ingenious machinery,
would necessarily concentrate mankind in cities of unparallelled
magnitude and work an entire revolution in human life, became,
after the event, a thing so obvious that it is a matter of astonishment
it was not more clearly anticipated. Yet that any steps should be taken
to anticipate the miseries such a revolution might entail does not
appear even to have been suggested; and the idea that the moral
prohibitions and sanctions, the privileges and concessions, the
conception of property and responsibility, of comfort and beauty,
that had rendered the mainly agricultural states of the past prosperous
and happy, would fail in the rising torrent of novel opportunities and
novel stimulations, never seems to have entered the nineteenth-century
mind. That a citizen, kindly and fair in his ordinary life, could as a
shareholder become almost murderously greedy; that commercial
methods that were reasonable and honourable on the old-fashioned
countryside, should on an enlarged scale be deadly and overwhelming;
that ancient charity was modern pauperisation, and ancient
employment modern sweating; that, in fact, a revision and enlargement
of the duties and rights of man had become urgently necessary, were
things it could not entertain, nourished as it was on an archaic system
of education and profoundly retrospective and legal in all its habits of
thought. It was known that the accumulation of men in cities involved
unprecedented dangers of pestilence; there was an energetic
development of sanitation; but that the diseases of gambling and usury,
of luxury and tyranny should become endemic, and produce horrible
consequences was beyond the scope of nineteenth-century thought.
And so, as if it were some inorganic process, practically unhindered
by the creative will of man, the growth of the swarming unhappy
cities that mark the twenty-first century accomplished itself.
The new society was divided into three main classes. At the
summit slumbered the property owner, enormously rich by accident
rather than design, potent save for the will and aim, the last avatar of
Hamlet in the world. Below was the enormous multitude of workers
employed by the gigantic companies that monopolised control; and
between these two the dwindling middle class, officials of
innumerable sorts, foremen, managers, the medical, legal, artistic,
and scholastic classes, and the minor rich, a middle class whose
members led a life of insecure luxury and precarious speculation
amidst the movements of the great managers.

Kayak – not mine :(

Kayak Diver

Kayak Diver

January 11, 2011

This picture is a frame taken from an HD 720p  / 60 fps video captured @ 2:45 PM

Sun rise 7:09 – Sun set 5:48 – Moon rise 11:16 AM – Moon set after midnight

High tide today 12:28 PM Low tide today was 7:00 PM

Air Temperature – 74 – Surf Temp – 72 Wind E @ 7 knots

Humidity 82% – Mostly Sunny – Barometer 30.12

We had FOG this morning! That’s a rarity in south Florida.

This kayaker returned to the beach about 2:45 PM. He’d speared three nice fish and grabbed a good size lobster as well!

January 9th

Surf

You can really have fun with a waterproof camera.

January 9, 2011

This picture is a frame taken from an HD 720p  / 60 fps video captured @ 4:30 PM

Sun rise 7:09 – Sun set 5:46 – Moon rise 10:14 AM – Moon set 10:38 PM

Low tide today was 5:31 PM

Air Temperature – 69 – Surf Temp – 71 Wind ENE @ 11 knots

Humidity 65% – Partly Cloudy – Barometer 30.03

January 8th

Boo-Hoo

Oh Well!

January 8, 2011

Sun rise 7:09 – Sun set 5:46 – Moon rise 9:43 AM – Moon set 9:47 PM

Low tide today was 4:50 PM

Temperature – 74 – Wind W @ 5 knots

Humidity 48% – Mostly Sunny – Barometer 29.81

No one is perfect.

Meade Street 1/7

The Beach - January 7th

Surfers and Snorkelers

January 7, 2011

These pictures are frames from an HD 60 fps video captured @ 4:40 PM

Sun rise 7:09 – Sun set 5:45 – Moon rise 9:11 AM – Moon set 8:56 PM

Low tide today was 4:10 PM

Temperature – 66 – Wind NW @1-2 knots

Humidity 53% – Mostly Cloudy – Barometer 29.79

A few diving birds but not bait fish broke the surface.

The waters far offshore looked ‘lumpy’.