Jim van Ommen
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Bushwalker,Kayaker,Photographer, amazed by the beauty of God's creation.

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Is the water level this low, (even below the level of the first dam of the 1920's) because we have not had enough rain?...... or we have been too greedy and flogged it off to maximize our hydro dollar income?....... or have we drained it in preparation for the big rains to come? The question is; how does one prudently manage our storage capacities when global warming droughts increasingly threaten us?




Karl, dziękuję za wizytę - Zygmunt

Hello Bruce , sorry for my late reply , thank you , it is less travelled during weekdays .. but quite busy with hikers in the weekend

Hello Pierre , thanks for the Fav and great compliment,

best wishes to you both

This is not my photo, it is a Google Satellite photo. Mind you I did take one around 1975 of the waterfall, just before landing and have in recent times put it on Panoramio. I would love to hear of anyone who ever did land here in years gone by. I know of a few who have and are still kicking. Now the strip is no longer usable and even in the 70's when I landed there many times, it was really a very rough strip. Frequently while flying into this area in misty conditions we would follow the Hydro power lines in from the NE as there was no other way to orientate ourselves.

Very nice mossy-limbed forest. How come this picture is on Panoramio, but not in your Panoramio collection

oui JEAN-PIERRE ,mais tout ça est banal à Ouessant ,tandis qu'une boîte aux lettres blanche de style anglais ...merci pour avoir likéfavé cette composition ;amicalement ;M-F

In one of the least densely populated countries in the world we huddle together as if space is at a premium. Instead of spreading our wings far and wide, we build higher and higher at disproportionate costs destroying a priceless heritage only to be replaced by an expressionless glass monotony. As for our compounding problems in providing the necessary infrastructure, well that is another story but one of even greater perplexity. Decentralization is a concept floated for political grandstanding but never gets of the ground; the cities to us humans are as the honeycomb to the bees. But we are running out of trees to pollinate and bear fruit, out of blossom to provide the honey and the food, out of energy to wing our way to greener pastures. Cyclical self annihilation ? I'm beginning to think Gen.1:28 and 9:7 are more than just a bit of good advice

Helmut , thank you

Hi K@rin, Thank you for your comment. Ja, dat figuurtje is digital fraud, maar geloof niet dat veel mensen dit als realiteit beschouwen. Ja, het is interessant de dingen die we kunnen doen op "Picasa Paint". Maar heb toch wel een oude foto gezien waar daar inderdaad iemand op stond. I have been a keen climber in my younger days, but not quite that mad.


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