Thursday, May 30, 2013

Almost June!!

Time to dump some links onto the World Wide Wasteland. . .
Sixty years ago in 1953 a few members of a British expedition  on the 29th of May 1953 made it to the top of Mount Everest  the first to reach the top was Edmund Hillary followed by Tenzing Norgay  ( more info about Tenzing ) Edmund later created the Sir Edmund Hillary foundation to help the local people it is still active in the area.
    You could be listening to this: PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING - EVEREST while you are reading the above links

Capybara in hot tub.  They are known as; carpincho in Spanish. Me encanta carpincho
From HOT to COLD, interesting short video about an ice harvester in Ecuador;
   The Last Ice Merchant (El Último Hielero) (14.11 minutes)

R2 Fish School Complete Fish Training Kit. Just what everyone needs!! Why did I not think of this glorious idea, a path to fame and glory !  Read the comments

In the Year of the Pig (1968)    ( YES it is  1:44:43 in length ) Vietnam documentary

HEARTS AND MINDS (1974)   ( 1:52:06 ) Vietnam documentary

Coconut: Nose to Tail   ( 4:35 ) A short video shot in Sri Lanka, about some of the uses of coconuts

The Conservative Party Insult Generator  (or party of your choice, for that matter)

Bridport by Night

Misery Bear a short video, here is the Misery Bear films, website.
  (Osito wuz here)
Spitting Image Oliver Reed and Peter O'Toole

A few links to stuff on pinterest   ONE  and TWO  comments on posted images.

NSFW, crude English comedian, combined with Lego stop-frame animations. . .
Eddie Izzard - Death Star Canteen
Eddie Izzard- Do you have a Flag?
Lets all go for a train ride; choo, choo . . .
Bergen to Oslo
a train cab ride up to Gornergrat from Zermatt, Switzerland ( 50:38 )
SBB Train des Vignes - voyage en cabine  ( 11:19 )

Zermatt to Gornergrat Railway - Driver's View Part ONE  (12:49),
 Part TWO ( 7:51 )  and    Part THREE ( 8:54 )

Cab ride Bishop Auckland - Stanhope  [ New Zealand ] ( 41:02 )

Thirsty after all these train rides? We need some Wine!
     Bum Wine or Ghetto Wine, your choice.
Which goes well with some music. . .
Alanis Morissette - Thank You
Green Day - Time of your life
Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
Orbital - Never
Tears for Fears- Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Scala And Kolacny Brothers "Creep"
Scala & Kolacny Brothers - Nothing Else Matters
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Scala & Kolacny Brothers - Use Somebody
Scala and Kolacny Brothers - With or Without You
Scala & Kolacny Brothers - Can't Get You Out Of My Head
        Scala & Kolacny Brothers  WEBSITE
The Cranberries - Zombie
The Cranberries - Linger
Flock of Seagulls - Space Age love song
Shout - Tears For Fears
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
Simply Red - Holding Back The Years


Panoramio slideshow

Monkey me

Monkey me

Some of the things that keep me out of trouble

I am involved in numerous environmental groups throughout the Tri-Cities area, I manage the Hoy Scott Watershed Societies,(HSWS) salmon hatchery, and keep the volunteers up to date with a Blog
I am also involved with the Maple Creek Streamkeepers,(MCS).

I have an interest in the history of British Columbia, especially the preservation of the Riverview Hospital site.
Which includes the rebuilding of Finnies Garden with a dedicated group of volunteers.
I love the history and ecology of Minnekhada Park, and have done extensive research on its previous owners.
The elusive, though extensive history of the Pitt River which includes Pitt Lake and the Upper Pitt River is slowly being gathered together, for a future book. Much of this area now includes the Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park, which another group that I am involved in the Burke Mountain Naturalists,( BMN ) worked hard to create for future generations to enjoy.
I like to hike around the area taking pictures, here is a small portion of them in Panoramio and also Flickr

Patricia Gaspar, is a dear, artist friend who has a Blog with a small portion of her work.
. Some of the history of the Coquitlam area, I share in my Coquitlamites Blog.

And I really like the music of Eva Marie Cassidy

Still laughing

Still laughing

Crystal Falls

South Slope / Sterling Loop trails

View South Slope-Sterling Loop trails in a larger map

Knots and Splices

Create some Knots and then, make your own Laneyards

Some free books from Internet Archive

Knots, ties and splices; a handbook for seafarers, travellers, and all who use cordage; with historical, heraldic, and practical notes (1884)

The use of ropes and tackle (1922)

A huge guide for sailors of old. The kedge-anchor, or, Young sailors' assistant :

appertaining to the practical evolutions of modern seamanship, rigging, knotting, splicing, blocks, purchases, running-rigging, and other miscellaneous matters, applicable to ships-of-war and others ; illustrated with seventy engravings ; also tables of rigging, spars, sails, blocks, canvas ... &c relative to every class of vessels (1883)

Macrame design, with instructions .. (1912)

Rope and twine information (1917)

American wire rope catalogue and hand book (c1913)

Full instructions in the art of crepe paper rope basket weaving (1922)

Modern flax, hemp and jute spinning and twisting ; a practical handbook for the use of flax, hemp, and jute spinners, thread, twine, and rope makers (1907)