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I am not sure how I feel about this:

https://outerbanksvoice.com/2018/12/31/ever-encroaching-sand-to-be-moved-again-at-jockeys-ridge/

It's not like a seawall where they are introducing some new structure. The wind moves the sand back and forth like that naturally and they are trying to keep the movement confined to a smaller area. If you are head scratching about why they would go to so much trouble for shifting dunes, you have to understand these are really big dunes. They hang glide off of them. That's actually supposed to be one of the better places to learn as you stay just barely aloft following the slope of the hill so you are only a few feet over a soft landing all the way down. EDIT - unless an updraft comes a long, turns you into a speck in the sky and you start to wonder if maybe you signed that waiver a little too quickly...

It does seem like man has trouble accepting that not everything bends to our will. The above project would be interesting to see from miles up in time lapse; it would look a lot like ants rebuilding their hill.

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Seawalls aren't allowed here in NC. A lot or property owners want them, but it sounds like a very bad idea. Here is a really odd twist - seawalls could actually cause a barrier island to sink.

http://endeavors.unc.edu/the_future_of_the_outer_banks

Barrier islands are kind of a big deal here as we have little to no mainland beach. Most beaches have a sound behind them, some have salt marsh. I am not sure you can get to an open ocean beach in NC staying on natural solid ground if you don't count obscure zig zag paths through marsh.

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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: shoulder surgery went great
« on: February 15, 2019, 06:58:06 AM »
A big dose of ibuprofen or naproxen, or worse yet predisone if the inflammation is really bad, does reduce inflammation, but the NSAIDs don't really do much for taking the edge off of lingering pain. I usually don't have much inflammation unless I get a bursitis flare. The Sprix was better than most as far as reducing pain but had all sorts of warnings, and the other NSAIDs are just less bad, which is a long way from being okay. After my previous surgeries, I grew overly fond of the opiate pain killers so those are off the table now. Ice it and suck it up.

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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: shoulder surgery went great
« on: February 15, 2019, 05:34:30 AM »
Yesterday morning at the gym, I was adjusting a piece of equipment (bodyweight back hyperextension; no arm/shoulder involvement) one handed and I tweaked my right shoulder.  So yesterday afternoon PT was adjusted to cover both shoulders. It was only a slight adjustment as a lot of the exercises were already symmetric.

The good news is I actually got a couple of resistance band exercises added in. Just yellow band, but it's a start...


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General Discussion / Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« on: February 15, 2019, 05:24:14 AM »
Another edition of armchair travel and surf. Very nice!

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Random / Re: The Fifth Risk
« on: February 14, 2019, 05:03:22 AM »
Wow, talk about slow burns. I started this thread back in November. I just have oooonneee question. Did anyone read the book other than deepmud? Class? Class? Anyone. Bueller?
I reacted more to the recent posts than the title. I am fairly well informed on the administration but have not done a deep dive on particular appointments and the book is not one of my sources of information. I like to think my sources of information are centrist and largely unbiased, but I admit i don't read much that puts a positive spin on the Trump administration.

I do find it interesting that the Obamas bought the right to The Fifth Risk to use on their upcoming Netflix series on government.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/01/arts/television/obama-michael-lewis-fifth-risk.html

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Random / Re: The Fifth Risk
« on: February 13, 2019, 06:46:45 PM »
I still say the solution is to move those on the far right and far left to a deserted island and give them all baseball bats. Sell pay per view.
Is it a tropical deserted island? Do we get to take paddle boards? Odds are you would be sending me.

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Random / Re: The Fifth Risk
« on: February 13, 2019, 01:08:38 PM »
About what the government funds that most people don't realize...

My mom retired from the CDC several years ago but her social circle included a number of people still working or retired more recently, so I heard a lot of grumbling about what happens with a lot of the research. A lot of cooperative research between the government and private industry results in a major windfall for the corporation involved. Big pharma does have a lot of their own resources, but they lean on the CDC and WHO an awful lot.

On the bigger issues, one of the things I am most apprehensive about is the number of people who aren't apprehensive at all. Some are hard core Trump base and don't accept anything that doesn't support what they already believe, some are eternal optimists who believe we will right the ship before anything bad happens and some just have their head in the sand (or some other location that restricts their vision in a similar manner). Preppers look less like lunatics every day.

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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: shoulder surgery went great
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:52:20 AM »
Might be technique? Some? I hardly move my arms now - after 30-plus years of leaning back and using my arms 90%, I caught some training video on Olympic kayaking - it seemed weird when I started (paddle ends up waayyy out away from the boat - or seems to)  but my stroke is like 90% torso rotation now. This also has been fantastic for some lower back issue I have. Come to think of it, I was still doing it wrong when I worked with my PT person after my shoulder work.

This video has some good slo-mo - but I apologize in advance if you already have a good stroke :D I'm no expert and don't want to be a know-it-all :D




But I'm glad for you that SUP is working - it's a fun way to flatwater workout. I keeping on SUP is part of why I work hard to keep my shoulders and back happy - it's a reward to myself.
Freeze frame at 1:17 -  that's the worst of it - up and out. Reaching across the body to a vertical paddle with the top hand a bit lower and pushing down is a lot easier. Also my full list of ailments makes it sound like I am falling apart, but most are not that bad if I don't do things to aggravate them. I have bursitis in both hips, herniated discs at L4/L5 and L5/S1 plus spinal stenosis. Sitting in a kayak for very long does cause some back and hip pain. Being able to stand, move around on my feet and sit in various positions or even lie down when taking a break helps tremendously.  I also have bursitis in both shoulders; I think that is what gets me the most about the position at 1:17. I think one reason I am susceptible to tearing tendons at the shoulders is that I work hard at keeping the ball from grinding in the socket. Chronic elbow tendinitis. Strong bones held together with rubber bands seems to run in my family. I broke a bone in my hand in my 20s. None of my 3 siblings has ever broken a bone, nor has my dad. All of us have joint problems.

All that stuff is far from debilitating if I take care in what I do, how I do things and exercise to strengthen the muscles around the joints without aggravating them while I do it. I think I screwed up on the last part at the gym in the fall, getting stronger but with too much aggravation.

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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: shoulder surgery went great
« on: February 13, 2019, 04:29:22 AM »
I got my PT person to work with me doing a "paddlish" move with a light cable - both "kayakish" and "sup-like" moves.
Hurray for no sling day! :D I remember when just the teeny circles felt soooooo goooood....
I am done with kayaking. Too much extension up and/or out. I only kayaked twice in 2018 and regretted it the last time I was out. Both shoulders were tweaked and it was just flat water.

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General Discussion / Re: Encinitas- Day One and Two
« on: February 12, 2019, 06:14:47 PM »
Did you keep your close on?
Both me and my wife kept our clothes on. We are not a fan of public nudity. Some of the overweight older people sure enjoyed it.

Many years ago on St Martin, we had that same experience. There aren't caves dark enough for some of the people I can't unsee...

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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: shoulder surgery went great
« on: February 12, 2019, 06:36:08 AM »
Doc told me I could come out of the sling this week. I wore it to the gym this morning and did an hour and a half of cardio. I changed into my work clothes and looked at that stinky sweat soaked sling and decided it was time to stop using it. I have been in and out as I have been allowed to take it off when I am sitting in a chair with armrests at a desk. Last PT visit started on very slight strength training. Should get a little more today. As soon as I am allowed to, I am going to attach a band to the top piece of a cheap two piece paddle so I can do paddling motion traning.

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Training, Diet, and Fitness / Re: Sugar is sneaky bad....
« on: February 12, 2019, 06:30:50 AM »
On the upside though, if you like your sexual partners to be on the plump side, you are gonna have a ball in some of these US states.

And the POTUS is doing what he can to set a good example to US citizens with his ďastonishingly excellentĒ physical test results.



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Random / Re: Retiring But where?
« on: February 11, 2019, 05:43:01 PM »
Hey zoo good to hear from you. Itís a thought. For sure  thing is our family  all the kids are out here in ca. And even though I donít see them a lot  we still see them. How are you adjusting to the colder winters.  Did you get snow? I looked at some possible places. And they all have snow in the forecast.   Wow!

Thanks OW!  We get a little snow, but not much, and it doesn't stay on the ground.  Not very cold this winter, light jacket needed most of the time.  But moving far from your family is something you would regret.  Being near my kids and grandkids is why I let them talk me into moving out here, away from the beach.

That's one thing that will probably keep me east coast. I have some FL family that I know is staying put. Only one of my kids is launched and he is in White Plains, NY for an outstanding job opportunity. It's a contract that has been extended a couple of times and he may get on staff but if he doesn't, he would likely be looking in CA because that's where the jobs are. He is a special effects animator and got a job with Blue Sky (Ice Age, Rio, Ferdinand, Horton, etc) right out of college. They are about the only large (they're #4 behind Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks) animation studio in the east. Pretty cool; this fall I will get to see his name roll by at the theater. Anyway, others are more likely to stay east.

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Random / Re: Retiring But where?
« on: February 11, 2019, 05:31:36 PM »
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-16/melbourne-named-worlds-most-liveable-city-for-seventh-year/8812196

Last time I checked, you didnít let retired people in  :-[

Age 45 or close to it, was the limit.

I know someone from England who was getting frustrated going through customs in Oz and when the officer asked him if he had ever been arrested, he asked "Is that still required to enter your country?"  ;D
I don't think that sped things up much...

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