Sea Dog: Mooloolaba, Queensland

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bdeh on March 17, 2013

;-)) but not on a sunny day Ian. Greetings Berend

Brian Gymer on March 18, 2013

It's been a bit rough up there Ian. Regards Brian.

Ian Stehbens on March 18, 2013

Greetings Berend.

Would you expect the sea-dog to be lying on the beach sunning himself if it were a sunny day? ;)


Ian Stehbens on March 18, 2013

Indeed there have been moments of anxiety, Brian.

But this is what beaches do - the sand is a dynamic element that just keeps moving along on its northward journey, and shifting out offshore in storms and back onshore when the beaches are perfect.

Like rivers really.

It was the Burnett Catchment and North Bundaberg that suffered most this summer. And some of the surf beaches are rather eroded.

But it will soon be "beautiful one day and perfect the next" again!


Tewbacka on March 19, 2013

You're right about beaches coming and going Ian. Its been doing it all my life but now its called climate change every time it happens. Love the caption.

Ian Stehbens on March 19, 2013

The beaches are certainly dynamic systems, and climates are changing systems too.

I am well aware of the dramatic thawing of the Greenland Ice Cap and of Europe's glaciers (e.g. Aletsch), and you may well be better aware of the processes that are accelerating in Antarctica than I am.

On the matter of climate change, Gary, I'd be interested in your reaction to the increasing average temperatures across Australia.

...and as for the sea dog, I have always thought of them as 'old' until I met this one ;)

Tewbacka on March 19, 2013

Hi Ian, Yep we just had our hottest summer on record. That gets everyone excited and their attention in the paper. It was 0.01 degree warmer here than the last hottest summer in 1908. Now records only go back 200 years so how hot was the summer during the last Medieval Warm Period (MWP)from about AD 950–1250?? What about the Roman warm period that ran from approximately 250 BC to 400 AD. Was it a hotter summer then than now?? Sorry, I'm a sceptic on global warming being caused by carbon. Sure its getting warmer, I wont deny that, but I'll go with scientists that blame it on Sun spots not carbon. One volcano can spew out millions of tons more than Man has ever produced. So in other words, there is not one damn thing we can do about it, as the climate has been changing since the world began. Next thing you'll know they'll rehash the mini ice age we were entering in the 1970's. :-) The times they are changin' cheers Gary

Ghiocela on April 2, 2013

So sweet composition, dear Ian! LIKE and YS! I wish you a happy time! Friendly greetings, Simona

GasGasL€X on April 2, 2013

Not the best day for a picnic, and nicely said Gary!!

Ian Stehbens on April 7, 2013

Hello Simona. It is lovely to receive a message from you, especially one that is so generous and encouraging. Thank you for your friendship and encouragement.


Ian Stehbens on April 7, 2013

Thanks Lex. But it was a great day for the al fresco set - and my hot chocolate was great.


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Photo taken in Beach Terrace, Mooloolaba QLD 4557, Australia

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