Thursday, March 27, 2008

A fond memory of Poland

Northbound combined tow, near Wroclaw, Poland
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Visiting Poland last August, I came across this convoy on the river Odra. The towboat pushed the hull of a newly built tugboat backwards towards the sea port Stettin. The superstructure of the new boat lay in the barge at the front of the convoy, due to limited height of the bridges and locks. The helmsman of the towboat couldn't see over the convoy, but was assisted by a man on the roof behind him who told him how to manoeuvre.

Saturday I'll be flying to Poland again, to explore the waterways and the industrial area around Katowice. I am looking forward to that 5-day trip and I might come home with a few photos...

Monday, March 24, 2008

We thought spring had sprung...

This morning, three days after the beginning of Spring 2008 we were surprised by this view from The House.

Westdorpe, Spring 2008
View it BIG

Spring 2008
View it BIG

Kitchen, Spring 2008
View it BIG

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Image experiment publishes sets of pictures on their site and then does something I find very clever. They say "embed [these pictures] on your site". So here we go. I think it is a brilliant idea.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The 2008 Presidential Election Results Leaked!

As you all know I am often labeled as a conspiracy nut. Imagine then, my friends and faithful readers, my relief to find this video, floating barely noticed on the internet.

Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early

Now some of you may wonder why the Congress doesn't act to get matters in order.
Well, my friends, here's the answer.

Delicious Snacks Distract Congressmen From Horrors Of War
See? I'm not a nut. A bolt more likely.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Crossing The Icy Waters

Inspired by a post by DaleF about cars crossing the frozen lake near where she lives, I looked up a photo I had noticed in Google Earth. It is the one below, showing a river crossing with no fewer than 8 traffic signs, all of which make perfect sense. The most obvious one is the blue one in Cyrillic letters saying that this is the river Pechora. Then there is the roman-lettered international STOP sign.

I wonder if my fellow bloggers will work out what the other signs mean...

Of the remaining six signs one seems to be redundant and another one only applies outside the winter season.
Have fun puzzling!

PS I found the original post here