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Old 01-30-2012, 06:02 PM   #6076
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May be birds dropping their cargo.

Sixty-nine degrees here today, may be a record.
Got our internet connection back this morning after three full days of being offline.

Temperature here may be 6.9C - don't really know, but it's cool with that breeze still hanging around.

Think you could mail us some of that nice temperature?

It looked as though whatever was causing that strange melt pattern did so from below the surface...there are no living things in there that I'm aware of. I don't think the frogs are active at all at this time of year. If they are, they haven't made any noise at all. We will start to hear them in the very late spring and summer.

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Got our internet connection back this morning after three full days of being offline.

Temperature here may be 6.9C - don't really know, but it's cool with that breeze still hanging around.

Think you could mail us some of that nice temperature?

It looked as though whatever was causing that strange melt pattern did so from below the surface...there are no living things in there that I'm aware of. I don't think the frogs are active at all at this time of year. If they are, they haven't made any noise at all. We will start to hear them in the very late spring and summer.
Glad to see you back Keith. How is the humidity up your way, it is high down this way and that makes for hot in the Summer.
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Glad to see you back Keith. How is the humidity up your way, it is high down this way and that makes for hot in the Summer.
It's always hard to tell what the humidity really is, because cold air doesn't hold nearly as much moisture as warm air. But given that we are right on the water, I think it's a reasonable assumption that the humidity is higher than inland locations.
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This winter has really produced some dandy wind storms, which - quite frankly - I could do without. I'm sure the towboat operators feel the same, as we have had quite a few logs blow up on the local beaches. I'm pretty sure a boom must have come apart somewhere close, because many of the logs are fresh and still have their ID tags on.
This one is a hemlock and belongs to Timber West. That tag tells them exactly where this log was cut.
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Certainly haven't got much work done lately, but today I did manage to alter the bottom step.

I changed it from a wedge shape, which was the same as all the others to this rectangular shape. It is now much more comfortable, not to mention safer, to step on and off from.

The wood for the frame underneath is clear yellow cedar. It's all I could find that was wide enough and long enough.
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This winter has really produced some dandy wind storms, which - quite frankly - I could do without. I'm sure the towboat operators feel the same, as we have had quite a few logs blow up on the local beaches. I'm pretty sure a boom must have come apart somewhere close, because many of the logs are fresh and still have their ID tags on.
This one is a hemlock and belongs to Timber West. That tag tells them exactly where this log was cut.
Have you ever thought about building your own saw mill right there on your own property? j/k
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Spectacular weather today. Lots of sun, no wind save for a minor breeze this afternoon, and then this sunset this evening.

If anyone would ever like to have a full size image of any of the sunsets we get here, just pm me your email address and I'll be more than happy to shoot some off to you.
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While I was trying to get the sunset pics, there was a motley selection of seals and birds out front.
The seals will slap the water with their tails ruining the reflection of the sky, and when the birds take off they leave quite a wake, as you can see.
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Would I do a thing like that?
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This winter has really produced some dandy wind storms, which - quite frankly - I could do without. I'm sure the towboat operators feel the same, as we have had quite a few logs blow up on the local beaches. I'm pretty sure a boom must have come apart somewhere close, because many of the logs are fresh and still have their ID tags on.
This one is a hemlock and belongs to Timber West. That tag tells them exactly where this log was cut.
Do they still have rights to that log if it washes up onto your shore?
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This winter has really produced some dandy wind storms, which - quite frankly - I could do without. I'm sure the towboat operators feel the same, as we have had quite a few logs blow up on the local beaches. I'm pretty sure a boom must have come apart somewhere close, because many of the logs are fresh and still have their ID tags on.
This one is a hemlock and belongs to Timber West. That tag tells them exactly where this log was cut.
That is some pretty wood Keith, is that ice on the wood or is it sealed with something? You don't have to give it back do you? I know someone was sick losing that timber. How big in diameter is that tree?

That sunset is absolutely fantastic. I would love to have some of the pictures buddy, thanks bunch.
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Do they still have rights to that log if it washes up onto your shore?
Yes, they do.

Every log that is cut by the commercial logging companies requires either one of these tags, or it has to be stamped with what they call a hammer at both ends of the cut. The numbers cast into this hammer identify the log owner.

The provincial insurance company, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia actually owns these logs if they wash up on shore. I understand that they insure all log booms in this province.

Next step is for a log salvor to pick up all these stray logs (supposedly anyway) and deliver them to one of only two places in B.C. that has a salvage ground where the logs may be redeemed for cash by the salvor.

There's a bit more to it than that, but that's basically it. Of course there are thousands of logs on the loose here on the west coast, and some of them may float around for years.

If it's close to me, I figure it's first come, first served...
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That is some pretty wood Keith, is that ice on the wood or is it sealed with something? You don't have to give it back do you? I know someone was sick losing that timber. How big in diameter is that tree?

That sunset is absolutely fantastic. I would love to have some of the pictures buddy, thanks bunch.
Not ice Jim, just wet from having been in the water. Although about 10 days ago we had ice floes in the bay here and it was surface ice over at Boat Harbour.

That particular tree is from a second growth forest, only about 70 years old, and about 17" at the butt. Very typical hemlock from this area.

Some of the old growth hemlock up in the rain forests further north have grown to massive proportions, similar to old cedars. Ten, twelve, fifteen feet through...amazing trees.

Pictures on the way.
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.........and the end-cuts would make good firewood!

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.........and the end-cuts would make good firewood!

Loser's weepers.
Imagine that...never crossed my mind to use the end cuts for firewood.

I just cut up the whole log and get it in the woodshed PDQ!

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