xoxoxoBruce Thursday Feb 11 12:43 AM
Feb 11th, 2016: Liquid Mountains
Of the five Great Lakes, who's total surface area is about the same as the land area of the UK, the next to the smallest is lake Erie.
I rest my case. (looking all smug and shit)
Sanford makes a living as a sports photographer, so of course he gets into risky situations once in awhile.
Wading in a wet suit? Bonkers!
Griff Thursday Feb 11 07:29 AM
Snakeadelic Thursday Feb 11 08:24 AM
That 4-pic collage...top right photo...left edge of photo...am I the only one who sees eye sockets, a raised robed arm, and a toothless howling mouth in that liquid mountain? Cuz, like, they weren't already scary enough...not sure about the V-shaped shadow on the other side of that pic...
glatt Thursday Feb 11 08:39 AM
I didn't see that face initially, but now that you mention it. Yes. It's freaky. It's captioned as "Eerie Erie" at the WashingtonPost link.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Feb 11 11:27 AM
Carruthers Thursday Feb 11 03:02 PM
On the way home from one of my USA trips, the first leg of the flight was from Denver to Newark.
There had been some delay in departure from Denver because of strong winds at Newark which had reduced the landing rate.
In order to at least get airborne, a new flight plan was filed taking the aircraft into Canadian airspace and approaching Newark from the NW.
The in flight entertainment didn't include a moving map display so I was somewhat puzzled when I 'saw the sea' far below.
On United Airlines you can, or could, select channel 9 on the IFE and listen to the Air Traffic Control exchanges with the aircraft.
Once I had done this, and heard that they were working Toronto Centre, I realised that it was one of the Great Lakes that I was looking at.
A quite astonishing sight and, with luck, I'll perhaps get to see one or more of them from the ground one day.
I live in hope!
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Feb 11 07:06 PM
Yes, channel 9! I use to check that out once in a while. One time I had a late night Chicago to Philly flight, the only one in first class on a 747. I checked channel 9 and listened to it the whole way because there were severe thunder storms, so there was constant chatter between the plane and various controllers. They had us constantly changing course to fly around these storms like a slalom through cones.
orthodoc Saturday Feb 13 07:02 PM
We drove the entire north shore of Lake Superior early in 1985 when we were deciding where to spend the year we owed the government after graduation. I'd seen Ontario, Erie, and parts of Georgian Bay ... the lakes are incomprehensibly huge, but Superior was beyond huge. One of the days of driving, we could see the Sleeping Giant the entire time. It's nothing relative to the size of the lake.
glatt Saturday Feb 13 09:12 PM
I've only seen bits of them maybe twice and I agree. They are the ocean without the salt water.
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Feb 13 10:53 PM
The elevations blow me away...