20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Florida Drudgery

A few of you have commented via email lately that I have no right to complain about cold temperatures because, well, it IS winter and besides, I'm here and you're there

'There' being the Great White North where the mercury made headlines this week by dropping to OMG-talk-about-freeze-the-body-parts-off-a-brass-monkey record lows. 

Meanwhile, here in PCB, John and I were forced to trade in our shorts for jeans. We also opted to wear tee-shirts with long rather than short sleeves. Worse, we did this two days in a row. 

Yeah. I know. Brutal!

All kidding aside, there's still a lot of action on the far end of the beach. Panama City proper is a port and we often see container ships coming and going. Maintaining the port for ocean going vessels is important and that's where the "Florida Drudgery" post title comes into play.

This huge machine (above) sucks up the sand from the bottom of the bay and sprays it onto the shore vial these pipes (below).

From there, bulldozers spread the sand around. In this short video they're extending the beach in St. Andrews State Park.

Oh, and just for the record,it's currently 68F, and while I'm wearing shorts, I still have my long sleeve tee on. The sun, however, is shining, and strong winds offer lots of waves for surfers. Check out the wipe-out! 

Until next time, keep warm and keep smiling. There's only 7 more days until January ends!

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