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Old 01-31-2011, 01:02 AM   #21
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KJ wrote:Sad but true, this is my marina.* Right now I am boating vicariously.

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You'll have to show us another shot when the tide is in - looks like a nice spot. (Yes, I know that it's actually a lake.)

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Can do. These are summer shots.
Ah, summer.* Such a sweet word!** KJ

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Much better - everyone, including the boats, looks much happier in these shots. So is there just a small area that gets drained or the whole huge lake? And if just the small area, how do they segregate it?Interesting stuff.

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They pretty much drain at least half of the lake. The feds run the water control and are mandated to have the lake at least fifty percent by Jan.* Trouble is, after they lower it, if we have a dry winter (we recently had three years of drought), and there's no snow pack, we're screwed for the summer boating season.* It has happened.
One year we had a couple of really big storms in Oct., so they just about drained the whole lake. Turns out they were the only storms for the rest of the winter.* We couldn't put our boats in at all that year.
Anyway, here's what it usually looks like in Jan.
Thus,*the asphalt regatta in the last pic.** ** KJ


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Old 01-31-2011, 01:02 PM   #22
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For a pre-Google look at this sort of thing, here's a website that has aerial photographs along all the shorelines in Washington, both Puget Sound and the Pacific coast. The site is http://apps.ecy.wa.gov/shorephotos/

What someone did is fly around the entire salt water coastline (including the islands) in the state in a plane and take overlapping photos. I used to do this sort of thing in Hawaii for a real estate company although we did it at a much higher altitude (15,000') and we used a huge 11" x 14" vertical mapping camera instead of an oblique camera. While what this site offers has been greatly eclipsed by Google Earth, it still provides an interesting look at things.

Here are three sample shots from the site. First is part of our marina, second is Turn Point on Stuart Island, and third is Moclips out on the Pacific coast.
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So, Marin Is that you in the Tutu and ballet slippers.

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For a pre-Google look at this sort of thing, here's a website that has aerial photographs along all the shorelines in Washington, both Puget Sound and the Pacific coast. The site is http://apps.ecy.wa.gov/shorephotos/

What someone did is fly around the entire salt water coastline (including the islands) in the state in a plane and take overlapping photos. I used to do this sort of thing in Hawaii for a real estate company although we did it at a much higher altitude (15,000') and we used a huge 11" x 14" vertical mapping camera instead of an oblique camera. While what this site offers has been greatly eclipsed by Google Earth, it still provides an interesting look at things.

Here are three sample shots from the site. First is part of our marina, second is Turn Point on Stuart Island, and third is Moclips out on the Pacific coast.
MarinDid you notice the age of the Squalicum Harbor photo? There are two rows of boathouses back in my corner.


You better get inside Marin. We can see your tu tu from here.

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Did you notice the age of the Squalicum Harbor photo? There are two rows of boathouses back in my corner.





Yeah, I have no idea when the photos were taken.* The shot of Moclips is quite old, too.*Before we got the GB we used to go there a lot and stay in a funky orange motel right on the beach.* It's still there but has been a different color for a long time and the three-sided motel across the street burned down many years ago.

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