Ocean Beach & the salty air of the Southern Ocean....Strahan, Tasmania

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....Tasmania has some of the cleanest air in the world!

....Because of the island’s position in the Southern Ocean, Tasmania lies in the path of the Roaring Forties (latitudes between 40°S and 50°S) – prevailing westerly winds that are particularly strong in the Southern Hemisphere, due to less landmass in the vast ocean expanse to slow down the wind speed.....and

....The Roaring Forties, blowing over thousands of kilometres across the Southern Ocean, have only hit the southern tip of Argentina before they reach the Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station.... which is perched on the cliff face in the far northwestern point of Tasmania.

....The air that has not touched land for many days is measured as the CLEANEST on earth at Cape Grim! And when the cold winds reach the warmer land at Cape Grim, they turn into rain that’s purer than any spring water!


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blackcat49 on March 14, 2013

Ha ha ha!....I see Poly. Very, very deep thoughts then! I'm a bit slow aren't I! :D

Maybe the days of aquarium living are closer than we think...Google knows where we are and what we're doing.... ヅ

OlliVesa on March 15, 2013

OlliVesa, 0 minutes ago, said:

You're not slow. You just were on a wrong track for not employing straight thinking but going around the issue. And about Google you don't have to be worried a bit. It hasn't got any better idea where we are or what we are doing than we ourselves have. Would you call that knowledge? Only about why we are it may have more sober idea than we. But as I'm human (verified by Google) I doubt that, too. And this reminds me of an issue (God knows why): I was years harassed by the companies, like Gallup, conducting opinion polls. I asked and begged them to move me to their black lists or just not to call me. O.K., it stopped for two three months. And started again. But now I've been in peace for the fourth year, or so. How come? I asked each and every caller if I can lie (of course I knew I can; my neighbour was arrested for other reasons.) Those well rehearsed kind voices replied: "We prefer that you don't lie. This would also be more beneficial to all." I told that on the contrary I found it much more preferable and beneficial to lie. Only about my sex they could get correct info, since if they knew I'm lying and since there's but two sexes they would rather easily detect the final truth. (Oh, I forgot we are living in the modern world; I think the number of sexes have multiplied since last. Must check that on Google.) Sorry my endless bla bla. I've got a writing job in my hands but I' slightly stuck with it. Had to enter other territories for a moment. Sorry.

blackcat49 on March 17, 2013

LOL! I was definitely on the wrong track Olli, not thinking to go through the earth to understand your vantage point!...and getting your name wrong. Apologies! Silly me!

You do love riddles don't you! :)

And your writing? I see you are definitely also a lover of words....you a writer?

(...and I'm not mentioning your neighbour!) :-o

Cheers, Pam.

OlliVesa on March 18, 2013

Blimey! I thought Poly was a wicked brain-teaser! You drove me to despair as I couldn't crack it. Then I decided to let it be, thinking it surely was something too silly for a super brain (like me) to comprehend. I was pretty close.

Lover of words? Perhaps. I prefer them flying free, rather than being pinned in boxes like dead butterflies. But in order to make some money you need to catch them and fix to paper.

blackcat49 on March 18, 2013

ROFL!....you have brought tears to my eyes Olli! :))

I do love your word analogy...I've never thought of them like that before. I'm looking at print differently now! My husband is about to venture into that butterfly pinning business at the moment.

Cheers, Pam.

OlliVesa on March 21, 2013

Hi, Pam

Maybe your husband is already familiar with Vladimir Nabokov, the great Russian born author (for example of Lolita), but anyway I recommend he starts reading Nabokov's novels (and study Nabokov's life) together with butterfly business. Joining these two I believe adds to experience. Nabokov himself was an entomologist, too, but it's not for this reason why I recommend him. It's the novels of Nabokov that I believe will counter balance the butterly collecting. Or give an angle to it, naturally shaped by your husbands individual characteristics. Buy him Lolita, to start with (in case he hasn't yet read it).

blackcat49 on March 24, 2013

Thanks for the recommendation Olli...I'm pretty sure he has read it....classic author! :)

It's good to hear it's possible to make a living out of writing by the way....we're hopeful!

Cheers, Pam.

Athol2 on May 4, 2013

Hi Pam this is a fabulous shot, a great mood set with the salt mist. Would be a special place for empysema sufferers, YSL Kind regards Athol

blackcat49 on May 5, 2013

Ha ha! I think you're right Athol! And thanks for the lovely compliment.

Cheers, Pam.

Alexandre Camargo Po… on January 18, 2014

Fantastic composition! Congrat's!
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