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..."to the vagrant gypsy's life"... WHERED THE SUMMER GO?

 
 
dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2010 06:29 pm
@farmerman,
I sold the Porsche 911 Carrera today. kinda sad really. I haven't been able to drive it for over a year. rather see it on the road then in the garage.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2010 06:36 pm
@dyslexia,
Awww.
I get your sentiment, for the selling and a certain sadness.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2010 07:52 pm
@farmerman,
Glens Falls is an interesting little community. A friend lived there for a while.

It's also the place Set and I got caught in a torrential downpour on our way to our first Abuzz get-together a thousand years ago.

~~~

Sittin' around, waiting for the next installment of Fman on the water.
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 15 Apr, 2010 01:33 am
@farmerman,
Quote:

We will be slowly driving home and maybe (if weather is good) stop in at Hancock Shaker Village and vsit some friends in Albany.

Probly be back Fri or Sat ......


Ah, the joys, the sheer freedom of being able to take one's time .. to drive home slowly, to perhaps indulge in fascinating diversions along the way, with absolutely no deadlines ....

Maybe there's something to be said for being "nearly 60" & (kinda) retired, farmer? Wink Smile
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 15 Apr, 2010 04:35 am
@msolga,
Nothin that uppidy msolga. Ive got a schedule to get some more pictures of glacial erratics and scars on the bedrock to help me in my ongoing project.

msolga
 
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Reply Thu 15 Apr, 2010 04:47 am
@farmerman,
Well damn, farmer!
I had this idyllic vision & now you've gone & ruined it! Wink
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 16 Apr, 2010 04:17 am
@msolga,
Getting ready to go out and get some glacial scarring shots and a panorama of the terminal moraine near upstate Pa as we head south. Hope its not too cloudy.

Love breakfast s at "Triple J" truck stops. The food is comfort laden and asuitable in portion for the healthy appetite.
Ive ordered a big helping of SOS, side of eggs and bacon and a hot water caraffe. (Mrs F always packs a wide selection of tea because most restaurants only understand "Lipton")
spendius
 
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Reply Fri 16 Apr, 2010 04:37 am
@farmerman,
Do you think fm that there is a possibilty that the interest in glacial scarring and terminal morraines is derived from a Christian sensibility? After all, the aboriginal population which lived in the areas concerned were seeing these natural aspects of the landscape for a very long time and not paying them any mind and we can hardly make a case that the most intelligent of their number didn't have IQs at least on a par with your's.

Similarly, many of the wondrous sights Darwin was so taken by had been viewed by the locals for millenia without them feeling the need to get over-excited about them. Perhaps Origins represents not much more than the natural urge, which ci. often displayed, to inform one's peers of the exotic nature of one's choice of locations to visit.

Herodotus travelled widely and his reports were mainly concerned with human behaviour. I will admit that Darwin did mention the senoritas once or twice in the very badly written Autobiography but he hardly gave us a picture of their activities which is, I suppose, understandable in view of the attitudes prevailing in the Christian milieux in which he socialised and from which he chose his squeeze.

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McTag
 
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Reply Fri 16 Apr, 2010 04:53 am
@farmerman,

Quote:
some glacial scarring shots and a panorama of the terminal moraine


That could be from a Willie Nelson song:

I rode here all day on a train
As she came across river and plain
Just to get that clear shot
-and one shot's all you got
Of that old panorama, you can just feel the kharma
Of the glacial detritus of that terminal moraine.
spendius
 
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Reply Fri 16 Apr, 2010 06:13 am
@McTag,
A convenient rhyme from the rhyming dictionary Mac. He might have tried the amygdaloidal margins.

What about them fm?
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 16 Apr, 2010 09:00 am
@spendius,
I agree that "amygdule" describes spendi to a tee.
spendius
 
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Reply Fri 16 Apr, 2010 10:54 am
@farmerman,
Which inspires me to say that "terminal morraine" describes you not quite to a tee but near enough.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 16 Apr, 2010 03:51 pm
@farmerman,
Some good shots of glacial erratics and scratches on rocks. The moraines are a little more obscure to the camera. Apparently we are having a cold front coming through, We were hit by several gusty thunderstorms while driving south , one of which required me to pull over .
This will now be the final entry in the sometimes log of the good little boat "Iapetus"

I will get a new boat but not right away.
Im sure Ill hear some attempt at cleverness from my "amygdule" from Britain.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 16 Apr, 2010 03:56 pm
@farmerman,
What r u going to do with the good little boat "Iapetus" ?
McTag
 
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Reply Fri 16 Apr, 2010 04:00 pm
@spendius,

Quote:
A convenient rhyme from the rhyming dictionary Mac


Why do you have to be such a sour twat? I don't need no steenkin' dictionary.

Kharma for panorama?

we could have

come to mama
deadly drama
striped pyjama
B Obama
halt & stammer
Dalai Lama
dairy farmer
Jeffrey Dahmer
in the slammer
Kipling's ama
yammer yammer
windjammer
Hepburn's glamour
10 lb hammer
hue and clamour
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 16 Apr, 2010 04:07 pm
@McTag,
yeh but Geoffrey Dahmer
he a goner.

I liked the verse McT, I think spendi has given himself his own handle. "AMYGDULE"

Hes a bag of rock gas
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 16 Apr, 2010 04:12 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
DAve, Ive had Iapetus for about 15 years. I just sold iot this past weekend to a open water boater who was into sailboats but feels the call of age. In order to counter the physical demands of raising and lowering sails and trimming lines, he decided to switch over to a diesel powered beamy lobster boat with open sea capability (I hope he doesnt reChristen her with something tacky like the names of his grandkids or first wife)

He plans to sell his sailboat and pilot his new boat (my boat) down the inland waterway to the Caribbean. She was a good ole boat.
If you want to see, I invite you to read this "journal" it goes back several years and several trips.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 17 Apr, 2010 08:03 am
@farmerman,
QWe were talking about Iapetus at brekfast this AM and our biggest draw to this boat was its "warm cabin". Ive been in boats with some openness in the above cabin or pilothouse and its always cold at sea. Ours had a small gas stove and a small galley topside. This was a covered cabinet with a small fridge, a sink and a stove. It took up very little room and was between a booth and a futon like lounge all aft of the pilot seats in the cockpit. In that respect we had it outfitted like the Alaskan "King fisher " boats, which are incredibly seaworthy "bar boats" that most fishermen use in Homer Alaska to carry dudes from the estuaries out to sea for salmon or halibut. While we had a living area below deck with a forward and rear cabin and a galley, head with shower and a small state room area with a table and chairs, we lived mostly topside and did most of our eating and other stuff with the pilot house either fully or partly sealed. This made a fan necessary when it was cold outside. Or else the glass would fog up due to the internal heat. Wed had those chevron blinds put in to keep privacy whenever we docked but if the day was cool , wed leave all light in and even leave the "blow hole door" open so we could climb out onto the fly bridge (not really a fly bridge, more like a fenced in yard up with the radar and instrument sonds).
Yep, it was nice and warm and , if anyone has sailed in Northern Waters, you know what I mean.
The guy who bought the boat is planning to go south with it. I guess he will do his own mods by removing much of the enclosings in the pilothouse.

I think I may look at Kingfishers as my next boat. They make a 34 footer that, while not a blue water capable, is still a sturdy design with ample room to live aboard.

And, no matter what the British gasbag says, Ill never be without thrusters on a boat, they make quick decision steering possible, and Ive averted many a senseless grounding because I haddem.

These are the terminal thoughts of the crew of the lobsterboat Iapetus, Its fifteen year mnission to get up and running, to boldly sail into the Gulf of Maine, Nova SCotia waters and The Bay of Fundy. I miss her already.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 17 Apr, 2010 08:10 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
DAve, Ive had Iapetus for about 15 years. I just sold iot this past weekend to a open water boater who was into sailboats but feels the call of age. In order to counter the physical demands of raising and lowering sails and trimming lines, he decided to switch over to a diesel powered beamy lobster boat with open sea capability (I hope he doesnt reChristen her with something tacky like the names of his grandkids or first wife)

He plans to sell his sailboat and pilot his new boat (my boat) down the inland waterway to the Caribbean. She was a good ole boat.
If you want to see, I invite you to read this "journal" it goes back several years and several trips.
Thank u.





David
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spendius
 
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Reply Sat 17 Apr, 2010 08:26 am
@farmerman,
Come off it fm--it's all about conspicuouly making invidious distinctions which set you apart from the common herd.

It's a lot simpler to staple your bankstatement to your shirt front. And it involves no discomforts which it is fair to assume only masochists go out of their way to find.

You still haven't answered my query concerning the important facilities for waste disposal. It is noticeable that you only mention those which you think reflect credit upon yourself.
 

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