West Longitude
The red pin is the west end of the tunnel, the grey pin is the east end.

Two or three days earlier and it aligns.

The red pin is the west end of the tunnel, the grey pin is the east end.

Two or three days earlier and it aligns.

Sadly the answer seems to be “NO”, the Box Tunnel isn’t aligned with the rising Sun on April 9th, Brunel’s birthday.

Sadly the answer seems to be “NO”, the Box Tunnel isn’t aligned with the rising Sun on April 9th, Brunel’s birthday.

Going to lunch in Morro Bay around the 4th I spotted this. Apparently a local organization has custodianship of one of the two ex-USN DSRV’s, the ‘DSRV-2 Avalon’.

Going to lunch in Morro Bay around the 4th I spotted this. Apparently a local organization has custodianship of one of the two ex-USN DSRV’s, the ‘DSRV-2 Avalon’.

The Versabar ‘VB 10000’. And giant Claw. 

I’m pretty sure the company owner is a frustrated super villain.

The Versabar ‘VB 10000’. And giant Claw.

I’m pretty sure the company owner is a frustrated super villain.

dhmvintageviews:

SS Leviathan from Castle Island showing three modes of travel - liner, sail and bicycle by Boston Public Library on Flickr.


I’m pretty sure walking counts as a fourth mode of travel, good old shanks mare.

dhmvintageviews:

SS Leviathan from Castle Island showing three modes of travel - liner, sail and bicycle by Boston Public Library on Flickr.

I’m pretty sure walking counts as a fourth mode of travel, good old shanks mare.
jcsmarinenews:

HMCS Napanee was a Flower-class corvette of the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. She saw service primarily in the Battle of the Atlantic as a convoy escort. She is named after Napanee, Ontario.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMCS_Napanee_(K118)http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8bHT/53c2927a

jcsmarinenews:

HMCS Napanee was a Flower-class corvette of the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. She saw service primarily in the Battle of the Atlantic as a convoy escort. She is named after Napanee, Ontario.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMCS_Napanee_(K118)

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8bHT/53c2927a

Um, yeah. No.

He told me that once he forgot himself and opened up like a door with a loose latch and everything fell out and he tried for days to put it all back in the proper order, but he finally gave up and left if there in a pile and loved everything equally.
Brian Andreas

Huh. This kinda happened to me once on a passage, and like any sane person (and some sailors) I HATED it. A PITA.

An awl, a winch handle that didn’t fit anything on the boat, a bungee cord that I never used because it scratched and/or left rust stains, about a pound of stainless and brass screws, nuts and bolts, the broken glass jar they were in, and a bunch of whatever. And some really stale coffee.

I was so mad I threw everything but the awl and bolt bits over the side.
You never know when you’ll need a quarter-twenty bolt.

Need to get away from it all? Why not buy an island?

Need to get away from it all? Why not buy an island?

ssn-ssbn:

The George Washington (SSBN-598) arriving w. officers & crew. The Skipjack (SSN-585) is alongside, October 1960. 
Photographer: Al Fenn, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life.

Update: A comment from my brother:

Interesting picture. Extended caption say its of the GW returning to port but that’s clearly not the case, maybe some time afterwards. All the stanchions and lifelines are set up around the deck; the torpedo room hatch is open as is the engine room; the access door to the sail is open; all the masts and periscopes are up—as is the Skipjacks. There is scaffolding on the sail and a couple of ladders set up near the same.

Not sure why the crew appears to all be on deck, for muster I guess, maybe inspection before liberty.

ssn-ssbn:

The George Washington (SSBN-598) arriving w. officers & crew. The Skipjack (SSN-585) is alongside, October 1960. 

Photographer: Al Fenn, courtesy of time.com. via / images.google.com & Life.

Update: A comment from my brother:

Interesting picture. Extended caption say its of the GW returning to port but that’s clearly not the case, maybe some time afterwards. All the stanchions and lifelines are set up around the deck; the torpedo room hatch is open as is the engine room; the access door to the sail is open; all the masts and periscopes are up—as is the Skipjacks. There is scaffolding on the sail and a couple of ladders set up near the same.
Not sure why the crew appears to all be on deck, for muster I guess, maybe inspection before liberty.
"Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’Nothing beside remains. Round the decayOf that colossal wreck, boundless and bareThe lone and level sands stretch far away.”

"Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”