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    Fly Fishing for Rainbow Trout on the Deerfield River | S17 E06
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    Fly Fishing for Rainbow Trout on the Deerfield River | S17 E06

    March 13, 2020

    ♪birds chirping Woo hoo wow Boat honk ♪relaxing country music ♪ (VO Chris) For anyone who lives
    in New England. Fall is one of nature’s
    special gifts. Every autumn the rolling hills
    of Western Mass light up with brilliant colors
    saturating the landscape. With a patchwork of amber,
    crimson, and gold. Fall also happens to be
    a spectacular season for fishing the rivers
    and streams. That trace the valleys as they
    flow from the Berkshires to the Connecticut River. With the cooling waters the trout look to take advantage of the final fly hatches as they venture out of their
    pockets and riffles to feed before winter’s bite
    sets in. I had been looking forward to
    once again fishing the Deerfield river. For a fall fly fishing excursion with good friend and guide
    Chris Jackson of Chris Jackson Fly Fishing. I’ve fished and filmed before
    with Chris and we set out after Hurricane
    Irene back in 2012. After Irene, many believed the
    fishing would never be the same again. But nature has a tendency to
    bounce back against all odds. Now 8 years after the hurricane the river has adapted to
    many changes and has left few traces of
    what became known as a hundred year flood. With anticipation growing with
    each glimpse of the river I met up with Chris Jackson
    for another trip down this hidden paradise
    any angler would appreciate. Hey guys welcome to another
    episode of On The Water’s Angling
    Adventure Chris Megan today
    with Chris Jackson, old friend
    of mine. We fished together going back we tried to fish during the
    hurricane and most of this area got
    washed out during the big hurricane back.
    Was that Irene? I’m trying to -That was Irene. Irene came through here A lot of the roads we were
    fishing kind of actually collapsed down
    into the banking. -Oh my god that was the craziest
    thing. I really thought that our
    guiding careers were over on the river. All the guides were concerned
    because we lost all this infrastructure and the river
    dramatically changed. I mean holes we used to fish
    were filled in. New holes were carved and
    we were like. What happened to the fish? (Host) And that wasn’t like a
    50 year high that year. That was like a hundred or
    a hundred and fifty year. It was three feet shy of the
    500 year flood mark. So it was a flood of historic
    proportions. -That way well we got good water
    today I’m back fishing the Deerfield
    River Fall just started. Chris what are we gonna do to
    start out. We’re gonna start out with
    indicators we’ll see how it goes and
    you got to be ready to change tactics as you’re guiding
    through the day. So we’re gonna start out
    with the old reliable indicator fishing and move on from
    there. -Well guys we’ve got the best
    of the best. We’re gonna push off
    right now. We’re gonna start
    heading down river. I know we got a little bit
    of water to cover. ♪ relaxed acoustic music ♪ -This is gonna be I think we did this last time. -I think we did the exact same
    thing. -The exact same thing. -We got a camera guy in the boat
    right now. Fortunately he’s a little
    lighter but I think I might be a little heavier Chris. So Chris when we throw here it’s
    gonna be one of these kind of throwing it back
    here at 10 o’clock. -I’ll give you a quick demo. Absolutely. -So basically we’re gonna
    throw it out there. Kind of high stick it along. And when it gets even to my
    position perpendicular just gonna do a little mend. -A little upstream mend
    and that. I’m just gonna track it. That’s the deal. -Ok perfect. I’ll tell you what that white
    indicator seems to just blend right in
    with the bubbles so. – It blends right in so
    these spooky fish they don’t even mind that
    white indicator. That’s kind of why I put it on. -I’ll tell you what
    when that white indicator gets in with the bubble. -It’s hard to see it. This is a tough time of day with
    the little white indicator. -I’ll tell you what you look
    away from your indicator for a second and. -That’s when you get the bite. First spot zero. -I don’t know if I missed any
    spots or -No no. All the spots that are
    right next to the road get a lot of pressure. ♪uplifting country music ♪ -Coming from Cape Cod it’s just
    such a different scenery. -Yeah. -And I remember the first time
    I came out here your hard pressed to believe
    that this is in New England and Massachusetts. It’s just so different
    the contour. And everything about it. ♪♪♪ -Set! -There he is. -Just like that! Nice Chris! -Two for two. I made the first
    cast in there. I wasn’t ready you were saying
    it was gonna pick up a little bit down here. -Yeah. Oh! Came off! So really stick it to them
    on the hookset. So we’re using barbless hooks. The flies that I tie I
    go barbless and they’re really sharp. But you’ve got to stick them
    on the hookset. ♪♪♪ That’s funny I have a boulder
    coming up I call it the lucky boulder and typically
    from that point down we’re almost to it. It’s usually llike the
    demarcation line for a big pod of fish. I like to have it six inches
    over the bottom. -What’s the name of this fly? -It’s a mop fly. -And it looks like you can
    see it from a country mile. -You can see it from a country
    mile and they go nutty for it. -And throw now? All the way to
    the bank? -All the way to the bank. A little further over? -No that’s perfect! Set! There he is good job! It’s interesting they were more
    upriver the other day but you know different day
    they find a different locale. -I’ve not even been on
    the reel. I’m just gonna keep walking
    them right up to you. -There he is! -Oh look at that! -Nice! -That looks like a wild fish too! -Now do they clip it on the
    stocked? They clip that. – I mean most of the stocked
    fish will be missing some fins. And that’s not always the case
    but this fish. -This fish looks perfect.
    Doesn’t it? -Yeah and the smaller ones tend
    to have smaller mouths than the hatchery fish
    that looks like 100% wild fish. Right there to me. There you go dude. Sweet. Awesome. Good way to
    start Chris. ♪country music ♪♪ We’ve got a beautiful day
    out here on the Deerfield River fishing with guide Chris Jackson and that’s the name of his
    company Chris Jackson Guide Service. I had the opportunity to fish
    with Chris back in 2012. But that’s how long and
    how quick the time goes. -Oh my god. And you know its gone by
    a little bit when Chris is giving me a hand
    getting into the boat. Became a grandfather about
    a year ago and my oldest daughter got
    married about three years ago. We welcomed my first grand child about a year a go and he’s
    just the best. -Congratulations on that. -So throw right in here and
    let it drift down. -Same drift. -And in closer or should I
    go a little bit I would. I think they are a
    little bit further out. I would go another four or five
    feet. And just get it away from the
    boat a little bit. And I think the fish are just
    kind of running a circuit in here. So we don’t have any white
    foam right now so there’s not excuse there’s
    only one thing out there and it’s the indicator. They are definitely biting fast
    this morning though I think they’ve seen this fly
    a couple of times. They’re like I’m not so sure
    Fred got in trouble the other day with that one. I don’t know if I want to do it. It looks good. -It looks so good. -Set there he is! Alright I got to be a little
    quicker on the draw. You’re right around him.
    Set! Nice Chris! -You don’t even have a chance
    to get on the reel. It’s just a matter of like,
    you know? -That looks like a carbon copy
    of the last one. -Aww there it is. -You need to find his
    big brother. Alright dude don’t tell any
    of your friends. -Nothing happened! Chris made an adjustment. He dropped, he moved the
    indicator up a little bit to get us down. Seemed to make a huge
    difference presenting it Just off the bottom. Man there is really no
    time to get on the reel on these fish. I’m fighting them right here. -There’s some big ones in here. There’s some fish over
    20 inches in here. If you hook one of those -You’re gonna get on the
    reel. -You’re gonna get on the reel. -Not gonna go as far as
    we did last time because I feel like. -They’re kinda hanging
    right in that spot. -Hanging right in here. ♪♪♪ Right there. That seems like it’s
    the sweet spot. -Set! Just like you said. That’s a
    better fish. -That’s a better fish. Oh! Mother! I should have whacked them again. -Yeah you’ve got 4x on there
    you can put the boots to them. -Let’s let that one drift out. -That was a better fish. That was a set!
    You got another one. (Chris M. laughs) I was looking
    away! -This guy committed suicide. That is where they
    are hanging out Chris. -They are right there. I looked away to have a
    conversation and my caddy Chris Jackson actually your guide,
    professional guide. Said “set”. Oh man! Right about that last one. The one before this -Was definitely bigger -This guy is actually
    a little bit nicer. But -That last one you hooked was
    a nice one. But you know what Chris they
    are hanging within about a ten foot stretch of
    that whole thing. That’s another pretty rainbow. -Look at the color on this guy. There we go. Gorgeous fish! What’s happening is taking
    the scope out. Chris I’m past kind of verticle
    up and down I’m almost at 11 o’clock
    behind me. And I really even need to be
    back here a little bit. Because the scope in the line
    there. Like sometimes I’ll come up and
    almost have the rod straight up over my head. And you just want to keep going
    until you’re really -Really bury it in there
    that way. Guys fishing the Deerfield
    River it is beautiful We looked at the weather earlier
    and we looked at it we were gonna come out here
    yesterday We decided to put it off a day
    and I think we made a great call. -I’m glad you did I was a
    little nervous with the rain but this
    all worked out. And it’s absolutely a
    gorgeous day. ♪gentle guitar music ♪ (VO Chris) Nestled just on the
    river Shelburne Falls along Mohawk
    Trail is a historic village that is
    actually split by the Deerfield. Although a small community. It’s artistic background and
    unique architecture Harken back to an earlier
    and simpler era When the river was harnassed
    as one of the main sources for energy. Like a draw bridge leading into
    the center of town The bridge of flowers is a well
    known destination That combines turn of the
    century construction. With a reimagined flower garden
    that stretches across the Deerfield. Many of the towns buildings
    in the center are original structures
    and historic landmarks like Baker Pharmacy The pharmacy is a living time
    capsule of a business in the heart of a village that to this day you can
    still pickup an ice cream sundae At their old fashioned
    soda fountain while you wait on your
    prescription as many locals have done
    for over a hundred years. -One of the things I always
    have to remember is to slow down a little bit. -Nice cast Chris. -That’s a little bit of a rocket
    ship, what are we fishing with. -That’s a G.Loomis NRX -Now that’s a really
    sweet rod. Make a mend if you can. -This is a 4 or 5 weight? That’s a 5. 5 weight, beautiful rod. Loads nice. -Uh, set set! -I was a little delayed on that. I was looking down at the line. -That’s a nice fish. -That’s a good fish. -We’re using a Rio
    5wt line. Rio perception. We’ve got a Nautilus reel
    on there. I have not fished the Rio line
    before. It’s my favorite line. I like
    cortland too. -Cortland makes a great line. -Cortland makes a great line.
    Great company but Rio is just so innovative. That just their products are
    super innovative. I do a lot of two handed stuff. And they just have a lot of
    amazing products. This guy is just staying down. I’m gonna try and see if
    I can get on the reel. -That’s a good idea. That last two feet of scope
    of line. When I went to get it on the
    reel and I’m like that’s when you
    usuually lose them you know? You give them that
    much slack. This guy is just staying down.
    Whoa buddy! -It’s another nice fish. -Alright I’m gonna turn him. -He wasn’t having it. -Alright I’m gonna turn his nose
    and see if I can get him coming right to you. -Just like that. -Look at that! -Yeah! -Racking up the numbers Chris -Look at the color on these fish! -Come on dude swim away.
    There he goes! Good job Chris! -Thanks bro. So the line
    and the gear that we’re fishing I know that you said we’re
    fishing a 4X down below right now
    on the tippet. -4X flurocarbon -And the name of the fly
    again was? -It’s a mop fly. -A mop fly. So just a basic
    mop fly? -I put my own little twist
    on it. It’s tied on a barbless jig
    hook so it’s riding hook up.
    Which I feel Just keeps you out of trouble. -It keeps you out of trouble and
    gives you a nice tail waggle -It does it gets the tail
    wiggling and you see that most
    of the time it falls out in the net
    which is awesome. Pretty much every time we caught
    it in those hookless nets. Right out of it you know. It just pops right out.
    So you don’t do a lot of damage to the fish and the fish
    swims away happy. I feel like you don’t beat up on
    the fish physically beat up on them you can come back
    in two days and -Catch that same fish. -Yeah. ♪ gentle acoustic track ♪ (VO) After releasing a dozen
    beautiful trout from the drift boat. It was time to head down
    river to the haul out point
    where we would load up. And head into town for
    a quick bite. Before setting out to a new
    location along the river. Chris new to hold trout. ♪ relaxing acoustic music ♪♪ Now what would this
    be considered this isn’t considered the upper
    part right? Upper is? -No, this is kind of the
    mid section. Yeah. -Upper is real thin right now
    as far as water. Super thin and it has a
    higher gradient and you get more tributaries coming
    in as you move down the river so there is just more water down
    there up by the dam it is bony Yeah I saw that when we
    crossed over there. -It’s unfortunate and that’s
    where all the browns are. -What’s the normal height
    where they keep the water at -The minimum flow is at
    125 CFS Maximum flow usually 900 But it can go up from there You know if we get a lot of rain
    it could go up to 2000. -Alright so we’re gonna
    push on it looks like its snowing out
    here with the amount of leaves that are coming down off
    of these trees. Now do the leaves ever add
    an element to the fishing. It’s a negative element honestly We call it the leaf hatch
    and there are days where you can get leafed out. Right now they’re on the surface
    and this isn’t bad but. If you get a couple days of this
    they’ll start -Sinking down below? -Yeah and the whole water
    column will just be filled with leaves so. -And so now we’re gonna head
    upstream a little bit here. Work this stretch to just below
    this rapids here and see what we get. What do you say Chris you want
    to get after it? We’re gonna do it. I’m just
    gonna push off a little bit Get in the boat. And go ahead Perfect Alright everyone’s in. ♪ relaxed guitar music ♪♪ Same sort of deal as before
    we’re gonna be casting across and make a little mend.
    More of the same. Whenever you’re ready. ♪ gentle piano music ♪♪ -I want to wait for this gust
    to pass and I’ll throw it right
    in between that 2nd seam. -I think that’s a good idea. Nice shot. Is that a fish? -Got him! -Nice Chris! Good job man! Right behind that rock. I don’t even know
    if he knows hes hooked. Challenging conditions and you
    got it done. -Good job! -Woo hoo! -I’ll tell you what
    that was coming straight at us. -Gale force winds made the cast
    good for you. Come on dude it’s not gonna come
    undone until you stop that. He landed so quick he kind of
    came back towards the boat and you reached out and
    grabbed him. -He’s still hot. -That’s what it is he’s still
    so hot. Oh he’s off now. I think he’s out. I think
    we’re good Look at this guy huh? -Come on dude you want to go
    back home or what? You want to hang out
    with the On The Water crew? Of course you do! He’s like I want and italian
    sub. Because I heard you got
    an extra one. -This fish was holding
    right behind a boulder. You know I try to throw it
    up in that wind and the wind kind of
    knocked it down I was ok with it because
    it was right behind that rock. -Perfect Actually started drifting back
    down towards us. That was one of those ones where. For me usually I don’t setup
    on them but I try to get back as far
    as I could. That was a great cast
    challenging conditions you put it right on the money. -Chris what are we about 2
    2.5 hours out of Boston? -2.5 hours out of Boston. This is a quick drive you can
    come out here and fish a day and be back home in the
    comfort of your house by the evening. I’ll tell you what guys
    anyone living in the metrowest Boston. Not just
    metrowest Boston but Anywhere in that 2.5
    3 hour drive it’s an easy run and its a
    different world out here. Folks who want to get in touch
    with you what’s your website? It’s I’ll tell you what
    2.5 hours out of Boston you get on the Mass Pike it’s
    more or less a straight shot Hit Springfield get on 91
    just head north until you hit Rt 2 and you’re here and it’s a
    different world. -We’ve got great restaurants
    out here. Lots of places to stay
    and there’s other things to do aside from fishing. ♪ deep and dramatic synth ♪♪ (Chris VO) Over the 17 seasons
    of On The Water’s
    Angling Adventures I’ve been blessed to fish many
    beautiful locations from Cape May NJ to Prince Edward Island
    in Canada. To even getting a chance to
    cross the pond to fish for salmon
    in Ireland. I’ve met wonderful folks
    along the way. And been awe struck by the
    breathtaking beauty of these locations. But having been born and raised
    in Massachusetts. I will forever hold a special
    place in my heart for the fall in the Berkshires just fly-fishing on the
    Deerfield River with a good friend like
    Chris Jackson. ♪♪♪

    Pike Fishing In Ireland | Angle(r)s – A Documentary
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    Pike Fishing In Ireland | Angle(r)s – A Documentary

    March 13, 2020

    Fishing Club Productions Present Angle(r)s With Arnaud Brière A film directed by Thomas Paulin Produced by David Vengerder I quickly fell in love with Ireland. It’s a super endearing country, the people here are adorable, courteous, smiling, and always in a good mood. It was immediately very pleasant and then the wildlife here is completely mind-blowing. We are in a region where there is neither agriculture nor industry, so it’s still very wild. The quality of water here is exceptional, something we don’t have much of in France, unfortunately. There is a great variety of landscapes and fishing spots. I immediately fell under the charm of the water network, as there are small lakes, big lakes, everything is connected, there are rivers everywhere, there’s fishing in every corner, there are miles and miles of reeds, hectares of water lilies, so it was really… I embraced it you know. Ireland is a country that deserves a little bit of credit Well, the weather here is insane, I must say. Not all the time though, there are also spells when the weather is beautiful but there’s air, water, sun, the weather changes all the time, the lights are magnificent… There you have it, lots of open spaces. I feel like I’m really alive here. Here they consider that if you want to eat a pike, you can keep a small pike to eat in the evening, but you have to put the spawners back in the water. Keeping in mind of course that at Club Esox it’s 100% No Kill. We put all the fish back in the water, if possible in a good condition. The club is not huge, but it’s still a pretty big organization. There are always 3 or 4 guides on site. There’s a big logistics operation. I love my job because first and foremost we’re on the water. Living on a boat, fishing all the time is what I love. It’s a very diverse and very rich job because there’s logistics, human contact, technique, commitment, and motivation: sometimes you have to know how to motivate the guys. Well, that’s what I always say, fishing is the emotional lift. There’s a guy who hasn’t caught anything in two days, and then all of a sudden he gets an incredible take and he catches the fish of his life, and he goes from the bottom of the pit to having a crazy adrenaline rush. The reverse is also true, there’s a guy who’s euphoric, who has the fish of his life on the end of the line, and later he drops it at the net, and then everything collapses. So there you go… these are incredible moments. “Good job guys” Once again, I will cite an example that I often give: I have people who come here to make their dream come true, because they’ve been dreaming of fishing in Ireland for over 20-30 years, to catch the big fish of their lives that gem, and it works out perfectly. Once they are here, the weather is good or bad, but then they catch that fish, and then the guy sits on the bench, he starts crying and falls into my arms because he’s just made his dream come true, and that’s part of what we do and I think it’s absolutely great. At the end of the day, it’s also a lot of human connections, with the clients, the guides, a lot of friends, people with whom we share the same passion, with whom we spend good times fishing and after fishing… or before. So it’s a complete package, it’s an exciting job, I’m lucky to be able to do it in several countries, we get to see lots of different habitats, we catch lots of fish, it’s really nice. The most difficult part of this job is being far away from my family for long spells. During expeditions my wife has to take care of the kids by herself. Sometimes I have to leave for about 3 weeks or a month. That’s really long. Emotionally it’s very tough: me and my kids not seeing each other for long periods is difficult. It’s not that I don’t see them grow up but time flies in a flash and they’re growing up and it makes me really sad. I would very much love to have both worlds but my life as a fishing guide is here. Meanwhile, I have an amazing and supportive wife who told me 20 years ago when I bought the club “Listen, I’d rather have you at home for a happy 6 months than a sad 12 months…so, go be you!” Ireland is a renowned country for pike fishing. For several generations, everyone has wanted, well, all the pike or trout fishermen have wanted to come and fish here because this is a country known for that in France. It’s true that there is a fabulous hydrographic network, there are many fish. Now it’s not an easy fishery, because in many places the fishing needs to be earned, you have to be persevering. Now there is a stock of pike which is, in my opinion, exceptional, there are many very beautiful fish. I have fished pike all over Europe, and this isn’t the place with the most pike, it isn’t the place with the biggest averages, but it’s the place where we catch very beautiful fish, very big fish. It’s a place where the fish are super-competitive, where they feed all year round. And above all, it’s a place where we fish in habitats that are very exciting for pike fishing. It’s not necessarily open water fishing, or deep water fishing, there are fishing spots everywhere. It’s often a problem, by the way, when the guys get on a stretch of water here, they don’t know where to fish because there are too many spots. They’re not lost because it’s huge, they’re lost because there are 10 km of reeds on the right, 2 km of reeds on the left, tufts of reeds in the middle, water lilies here, a waterfall there, a river entrance on the left, and so there are a multitude of spots, and that’s very enjoyable, I love it. It’s often fishing in shallow water, so you see a lot of direct attacks, there are beautiful fish… To repeat myself it’s very diverse, it’s really a place that I love. And then there’s also something important in Ireland; they have a very smart regulation policy, which is very much in line with sport fishing. In Ireland we do everything we can to ensure that the tourist angler, in quotation marks, the sport angler is comfortable and enjoys fishing here. So they do everything they can to make sure there are fish, they have banned gill netting, you’re not allowed to take fish over 50 cm, for example, and you can take only one fish a day, and it’s written everywhere if you can release everything it’s better. But on the other hand, there are no licenses, there are no legal fishing hours, there are no closures, so it’s a very simple piece of legislation that protects the fish, that is in line with sport fishing, and you can feel it helps every day because for all intents and purposes, there are some very nice fish here. And they are easy to access, so it’s very enjoyable.

    ಹಳ್ಳಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾಡುವ ಬೂತಾಯಿ ಮೀನು ಸಾರು | Village style bhutai Fish curry | Fish Recipe in kannada
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    ಹಳ್ಳಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾಡುವ ಬೂತಾಯಿ ಮೀನು ಸಾರು | Village style bhutai Fish curry | Fish Recipe in kannada

    March 13, 2020

    Hello everyone to my channel Today’s recipe came and left It’s called fish broth Fish Curry Let me see how to do this Come on take care of the materials First of all, I have 15 pieces of chilli, seven to eight garlic So I cut the half bluegrass A tamarind is about the size of a lemon Take a bit of coconut grate Coconut grate and turmeric powder Dhaniya seed cumin and anise as well There is even two-and-a-half tablespoons You can skip the anise turkey So here I am, taking a tsunami It gets in our villages Very nice You also try and make friends once and for all I skip the pepper The pepper is delicious so I didn’t pick up the pepper I cut and washed the fish well I love it Now I am seasoning a dish See how much water you need and do not put it down at once Too thin but not very well The fish broth should be at 1 medium tikness Now I’m watching and adding water If it gets hard enough, I don’t feel like it Now I have enough salt to taste I am a battered jumbo I washed it and put it on There are ten to fifteen Very well done is the fish sambar The tuna is very tasty The tamarind leaves its flavor with a sour taste Very tasty I washed the fish It is available at all stores in our market Available for sale and available in stores Give a tsummer but give it Grow it in the village side and get it at our mom’s house Friends I don’t know if it’s getting everywhere That means you don’t have a tsunami near you You have onions Putting the sambar It would also be nice to add onions to a small sauce Now put all the fish one by one Now it does not need to be brewed like this If you spoon or spawn, the fish will become a snack So once you have brewed, I show you the origin The fish are well fed I have shown you how to fish That’s fine I’ll show you once Don’t be born again and again You will not get to eat Speaking of that Well boiled Now at the end, I am putting wheat flour So I turned off the gas We have friends who like to fish a sambar If you don’t like today’s recipe, please like and share it.

    Community Redevelopment Agency Regular Meeting 3/10/2020 5:30 PM
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    Community Redevelopment Agency Regular Meeting 3/10/2020 5:30 PM

    March 13, 2020

    The Meeting for the Community Redevelopment Agency for March 10th will come to order. Please Silence your Cell Phones City clerk. If you’d call the roll, please MAYOR OWEN>here. Vice MAYOR KOLODY>HERE Commissioner HARTMAN>HERE Commissioner McGurk>HERE Commissioner SACHS>HERE. Thank you Alright, First Item Up: Public Participation. Any Member of the public wish to comment on this item? Not Parking, Please. All right, seeing no public participation. I think we have a presentation by KHALID This is a very interesting item the Housing Authority. They’re trying to build A Duplex, just north of the one we just built However,There was a survey back in 1906 They Did a new survey that’s about 9 feet .52 inches that it’s sits on the north side of the property and it’s like it’s a public right-of-way however The residents who owned the Lots on the north side and the easement which sits on his south side They encroached on the public right away Now they have two options really to clear the issue They could go back and they could make this guy move the fence, but there takes some time So the way they figure it out they said we will dedicate from the Housing Authority property Some portion of it to make it 15-foot so they could have the driveway on that side The staff is supporting it in order for them to continue to build this affordable housing for the senior. But normally and Mr. KOLODY will attest to that that if you want to really clear it the way is supposed to You would move the fence and just keep it the way it is so they could go back Afterwards if they want to and push that guy to move their fence Okay comments questions from the Commission I have discussed this with a manager. I’ve looked at the plans. I know what the root cause of the problem is This is the most expeditious way to move our project forward So I would I would support it. There’s other ways that are very involved in probably more Proper, from a surveying standpoint, but this Doesn’t violate any laws and it’ll get us what we want quickly. How long do you know has the fence been there? Looks like I would say Between 20 to 30 years. Yeah, it’s not new fence It’s been there for a long time fence actually doesn’t even interfere with our project Yeah, so if we doesn’t have to come down doesn’t have to be fixed. It’s just The problem is in Florida and other places too people would subdivide Properties and they would often come up with six or seven Lots when there was really only five they just put bigger numbers on the map and Eventually that comes to be a problem when you’re the last piece in that block so we don’t have to solve that problem We just have to get us access so I would go forward with this If it wouldn’t do in a driveway on that side, it probably wouldn’t be an issue Okay, no the discussions. Do I have a motion on this Item? Move to Aprove. Second City Clerk please call roll. Commissioner McGurk>yes Commissioner Sachs>yes Vice mayor Kolody>Yes Commissioner Hartman>Yes Mayor Owen>yes. Thank you Vice Mayor Kolody I appreciate your perspective. It’s nice to have expertise in this All right. Any other on today’s agenda on the side? Attached to that agenda. There is a proposed CR a capital budget revisions I’m sure that you it was in your package. I hope Yes, it was. I think we talked about this briefly. I think Tony talked to you at some meeting We revised some of the numbers that were previously approved We have an explanation in each one. I’ll be more than happy to go over each item and tell you why it was increased Or if you have any questions, I’ll be more than happy to answer the questions there is Probably 10 items on the list that we provided to the county they the difference between what was approved at the time is 3.4 million, and it was increased to 5.1 million some of the items would increase because like for example Actually, there were a reduction on the intersection for us 1 and canal initially the estimate was at 250,000 when they bid it out It was almost a hundred thousand and change So that was a reduction in that item, but couple of the items that will increase for example converting Septic tank to sewers that was increased from 50,000 to I think 250 Another item that was reduced on the brownfields because they don’t pay for any property that it’s private, so Therefore it was reduced from Five hundred thousand to a hundred thousand, okay? Why don’t we just see if the Commission has any any specific questions or any any items for the manager? Vice mayor. I do recall the previous discussions we had Last year and these changes both in the descriptions and the reason behind them actually follow those guidelines we gave to us, so I can’t see why we wouldn’t Support these changes. I think they’re very well done And you don’t we need to make a motion to accept either This is just I think be motion to Because eventually we have to submit to the county and also just on the side notes. We are meeting with the county manager and there the county attorney on March the 25th and that is to discuss the proposed revisions to the CRA resolution Concerning us 1 so ok. Any other questions comments on this item? Mr. Sachs? Yeah, mr. Mayor Thank you comment for my colleagues and a question for staff So will be appearing before volusia county to revise the delegation of authority to request private property grants for businesses Well, the changes is not clearly private the grants It’s more of a I don’t know if you recall the issue that happened with the property on US1 US1 and Washington But mostly it’s it’s really to help them by for example if they wanted to do any improvement on the property itself that it might be going to it facade or something but not to give him a grant like what they’ve done before so so it’s a minor revision to To promote some of these businesses and try to help the blight area Toughts on whether the county would Give us the authority to change Well, that’s why we’re meeting with them Commissioner. I mean, I honestly at this point sits it still we meeting with the staff and Eventually, it would go to the County Council for their review and approval This is the only thing I did oppose I I do believe our our whole budget And the items that were funding looking to fund are very good That was the one item I had heartburn with you know I thought the best that we use these monies for public Assets and the improvement of those but I’m not going to oppose the vote today because of that But that does give me heartburn again. You have to provide property. Yeah private property Yeah, I remembers commissioner. Kolody said I’m sure I know we Like we debated this at the time so I don’t know if its we need to relitigated because I think staff is following the direction of the majority the commission that time and certainly share some of your concerns, but You know won’t rehash all that any other comments or questions on the side of its not do have a motion. I Good I make motion to accept any proposed changes as they’ve been written and authorized the City manager to forward them to the county. ok. Second. City clerk call the roll, please Commissioner McGurk, yes. commissioner Sachs, Yes. Vice mayor Kolody, Yes. Commissioner Hartman, Yes. Mayor Own,. Yes. Any other items for this board? Alright, if no other business this meeting is adjourned

    2020 Corpsmember of the Year Ryan Shelton, Conservation Corps of Long Beach (CA)
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    2020 Corpsmember of the Year Ryan Shelton, Conservation Corps of Long Beach (CA)

    March 13, 2020

    [clapping] How you guys doing today? I’m glad you
    guys are doing well. I’m a little bit nervous, but that’s okay.
    So I’m going to tell you guys a little bit about my story. Basically, my name is Ryan
    Shelton I’m 23 years old. I didn’t have the greatest start in life. I was in a
    foster care group home when I was younger and due to that I kind of was
    propelled into the streets and the negative influences that were in my
    community, and by age 19 I was incarcerated for the second time, but
    this time I was facing six years. Luckily, God had other plans for me and I
    ended up getting sentenced to about a year. The time I spent incarcerated was
    extremely hard. I had to resist my environment every day.The violence, the
    racial riots, the feelings of hopelessness, all I could really do was
    focus on what I was gonna do when I got out. So I remember one day a little bit
    after I got sentenced, I was in my cell and I was just feeling really down and
    another one of the inmates was like, “You know hey what’s going on man, how you
    feeling?” And I didn’t usually open up too much but for some reason that day I
    opened up, and I said you know I’m just kind of feeling lost. I don’t know
    what I’m gonna do when I get out. You know I have all these felonies on my
    record and I just don’t know. You know what kind of job is going to take me?
    What kind of career type job is going to take me? And then you know my fellow
    inmate, he said “Don’t worry so much about the job. Focus on what kind of man you
    want to be when you get out.” And those words really resonated with me because I
    knew I wasn’t a bad person. I knew I had made a mistake and I knew I kind of had
    a rough start, but I knew the kind of man that I wanted to be. So I took those
    words in mind and I began taking some classes while I was still incarcerated.
    And one of those classes that I took was called Back On Track. And that class Back
    On Track basically taught inmates how to navigate the employment field with
    felonies on your record. So basically they told us you know the
    kind of jobs to go for more manual labor type jobs. You know certain programs and
    certain you know jobs who are more felon friendly and things of that nature. So I
    remember that class as really a light in the dark tunnel for me. I remember I would come back from the class. I’ll walk back to my
    cell and I would lay on my steel bunk, and I had this little piece of paper up
    top. And that piece of paper, it was a small piece of paper and it had a bunch of
    goals I had written down on it. And to everybody else you know that was just a
    piece of paper, but to me that was me reminding myself of who I was and the
    man that I wanted to be when I got out. So I stayed focused and I really you
    know listened entailing to the things they had in the class, and I tried my
    best to resist all the negative things going on while I was incarcerated. And it
    was probably about 2 or 3 weeks before I was about to get released, and I remember
    my instructor telling me she was like, “Hey you know these are a couple of
    agencies, temp agencies I think you should check out and you know
    Conservation Corps is something I think you should also check out as well.” And I
    took her advice in mind and I remember got out and the first thing I did was, I
    went to the temp agencies first. And the thing I realized first when I went to
    the temp agencies was for a felon it’s pretty much a vicious cycle. I would go
    to one temp agency, I’ll have about maybe 4 or 6 weeks worth of work and then once
    that work was over they didn’t have anymore contract at work for felons, and
    they didn’t know when they were gonna get more. So I’m off to the next temp
    agency trying to find work and it really affected me as a man because I felt like, part of a man is you know coming home and bringing that paycheck home. And I
    felt like dang I did my time in that I can barely bring that paycheck home.
    I was still on probation, so I still had to make probation payments and one of the
    terms of being on probation is you had to have steady employment. So I just felt
    a constant anxiety and a pressure and I just felt like yeah I’m free but I don’t
    feel all the way free yet. And I remember, one day I was really up to my nose and I was just stressed out. I was about to go cash another small check I had from a
    temp agency, and for some reason I just remembered what my instructor said. She
    said Conservation Corps, so I’m like okay you know I was like I think that’s what
    imma do. So I remember I put my application in and within about two
    weeks I was working and everything. So I was really excited and the thing for me,
    that really changed for me when I got to Conservation Corps was, I was no
    longer in the situation where I had to hide the fact that I had a felony or you know, I couldn’t talk about it or anything.
    I was actually around people who were supportive or like oh hey you got you
    got felonies don’t worry about it you know. This is the stepping stone.
    We’re gonna get you to the job you want to get to, and honestly all that
    positivity within that community broke down the walls that I had within myself.
    I had all these walls that I thought that all you know I have the felonies.
    You know I can’t do that you know I can’t do this. And eventually going to
    work every day and sitting down with my supervisors at lunch, and having those
    conversations about hey you know what what do you think I can do about these
    felonies? And you know what do you think my options are? It really gave me the
    opportunity to break down those walls and then become to open up. So as I
    opened up emotionally and I started realizing these are things that I
    actually could do, I started doing more research. I started doing more research
    about my case, and I realized that hey you know I haven’t been doing anything
    bad at all. If I make all these probation payments I think I can probably get off
    probation. I think this is something I can do. So I got really excited about it
    and that was my primary focus. Hey, I’m going to get all these payments paid down and you know I’m gonna try my best to get off probation. While I was getting ready
    and prep to do all that. They had a solar training program that popped up while I
    was working at Conservation Corps. Didn’t know anything about solar, but I
    knew that I wanted to get into a career. I didn’t know if I was gonna get off
    probation. I didn’t know if they’re gonna expunge my record, but I knew that I had
    to prepare myself anyway. I had to believe it before I saw it. So I started
    doing a solar training program and everything was going perfect. I really
    fell in love with it. I really was doing work that I really loved. I was doing
    construction. I loved being outside, everything was great. More than anything,
    I was doing work for the environment, that I was also doing with Conservation
    Corps, but this was more of a skilled work. I felt like wow this is really
    a career I’m really getting into this. You know I felt like hey I’m in a career
    and I have these felonies right now, but maybe they’ll be off you know when I
    when I go to court. So a couple months later I had my court date coming up, I
    still remember the date, March 27, 2018. I went to court and I remember when I
    went to court, I had a packet about this thick of letters. You know I
    had some letters from my sister saying all the support they have from me. But more than anything, I had letters from our supervisor to Conservation Corps of Long Beach. I had letters from Kedrin. You know I had
    to have support and I remember the Judge looking through the packet reading
    everything and he looked up, he said “You know I’m proud of you. You’ve really turned
    your life around you’ve really did a whole lot.” I remember they expunged my
    record and they let me off probation. [clapping] It was. It was at that point in time
    where I really felt like I can really take a full turnaround with my life.
    It was really when I feel like I can make a complete 360. The walls that I had that
    were that were holding me in, I could really start breaking down. So now I had
    my career, my record was expunged, I wasn’t on probation anymore, and I was
    truly free. So with that in mind, while I was still doing the solar training at
    GRID Alternatives, which was the partner that linked up with Conservation Corps.
    I started to also think about, hey you know maybe maybe I can get in school. You know I think I think that’s something I can do as well. So I also got in school.
    So now I’m in school at La Trade Tech. I’m studying for electrical construction
    and maintenance. I’ll be graduated in 2021 in the Spring, about 68 percent done
    for school. So I’ll be done with that pretty soon. And a really great thing
    that I got to do while I was doing my solar training, was while I’m doing my
    solar training there were still other people from Conservation Corps in Long
    Beach who were still getting our solar training as well. So I was able to be on
    the roof working for GRID Alternatives, but still right there with my people
    from Conservation Corps in Long Beach. I tell them hey, this is the way I went.
    Everything’s going great for me. You can do this too. So honestly you know it was
    the positive community that really fueled me to reach the dreams and
    destinations that I thought were so far. So more than anything it was just coming
    to Conservation Corps and having that positive community that inspired me to
    say hey you know what I can do these things. People have told me no. They told
    me I can’t do that. I’ve told myself no, but these people are telling me yes. So I
    think I can do it and that was the major turnaround for me. So you know I really
    appreciate you guys listening to me and I really appreciate the Corps for
    everything they’ve done. One last thing, I have to say now I am an Electrical
    Apprentice and I work for Zero Solar now I make about $20 an hour, and I’ll be
    done with school. So everything’s great, and I really appreciate everything. [clapping]

    カキチヌ釣法を紹介!介绍牡蛎钓法 How to Fish Bream with Oysters
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    カキチヌ釣法を紹介!介绍牡蛎钓法 How to Fish Bream with Oysters

    March 13, 2020

    Hello, I’m Yokoyama Yoday, I have a request so I will introduce oyster fishing Assuming you know what oyster fishing is like For those who know but have never done I will introduce preparation and tips First you need gloves Fishing gloves, rubber gloves, whatever. Do not touch the oysters with bare hands 100% injured It cuts like a razor When touching oysters, always wear gloves, even if it is troublesome And a shell knife. The narrower the blade, the easier to use Anything is fine, let’s have one And the oyster hatchet
    anything that breaks oyster shell It can be used with a hammer, but I think hatchet is better Larger and heavier is easier to use And a scoop. using it to sprinkle crashes. Insert the tip between the folded shell and the shell It is easy to use a thin tip made of metal The only fishing spot is the ferry shop that sells oysters Where you can do it is limited I have only done in Mie Prefecture, but I will introduce fishing places where I used the oyster fishing method Yamaei ferry of Toba, Naise fishing center, Anori fishing center.. Nishio ferry of Ugata, Arioka ferry of Matoya, etc. I think there are other places in Mie, and there are fishing places in Hiroshima, Hokuriku and other places. The condition of oysters sold differs depending on the ferry shop At Yamaei Ferry, Anori and Naise, They sell bait and crushes for chum. There are only oysters with shells at Arioka and Nishio If you use a crash, you have to crush it yourself Therefore, the preparation method and the fishing method vary depending on the ferry shop Please make an appointment in advance when you go fishing Crash requires phone reservation a few days before The price of oysters is about 1000 JP yen per basket for 20 to 30 pieces In my case, for example, At Arioka needs 4 ~ 5 baskets a day, so it’s 4 ~ 5000 JP yen Oyster fishing seems luxurious, but it’s cheaper than Dango fishing Fishing method and way of thinking is different from Dango fishing Oyster fishing is vertical fishing In Dango fishing method, collects chum at your feet and lure the breams there, right? Point fishing Vertical fishing attracts fish by showing a trace of falling chum from top to bottom In Dango fishing, fish under the middle layer and under downstream Oyster fishing also attracts fish to the chum at the bottom However, when thinking about how to throw chum and way of catch breams It is easier to understand if you have the image of vertical fishing Oyster fishing is simpler than Dango fishing It’s just Sowing chum and dropping bait It’s easy, but there are two points to know The first one is that “Chum first, Bait later”. Instead of sprinkling chum and drop bait immediately Wait until you can no longer see the chum sinking in the water Wait for it to sink to half or two-thirds of the water depth Oyster shell debris and body fragments have a slow settling speed The bait sinks faster, Prevent the bait from overtaking the chum in the middle layer Make sure the bait comes down last, after all the chum has landed first Please adjust the timing of feeding The second point is “keep attracting” Wait one minute, if there is no bite, lift it a little and drop it, continue to attract Oysters with shells are heavy, so use big hooks With a small hook, the oysters break and cannot be lifted We recommend a hook large enough to pierce the body and hang the oyster on the curved part of the hook No. 6 or more for black bream, or bigger hook for other fish There are many hits before and after landing. After that, it is before and after attracting Even if you put it on the sea floor and wait, almost no bite In vertical fishing, I think that you can not catch with bait that falls to the sea floor and does not move Both points are based on the idea that fish eat the most prominent bait For Dango fishing, chum and bait are synchronized After landing, make the bait inconspicuous until the black bream comes, and fish in an ambush In vertical fishing, the way of thinking is different The actual fishing method is 1. Sow the chum 2. Wait for a while and put in the bait 3. Wait one minute after landing, if there is no bite Lift, drop, and wait another minute Repeat attracting and dropping several times, collecting if there is no bite The bait makes various attaches “With shell” “Stripped” “Splitting” make a hole with hatchet Use depending on the situation
    Sinking speed is different “With shell” is likely to sink quickly because the shell is heavy, but sinks slowly due to high water resistance The fastest sinking speed is “Stripped” with large sinker Use this fastest when breaking through small fishes at middle layer Depending on whether there is a tidal current or small fish Fast-flowing fishing spot, for example, Yamaei ferry of Tobai, and also at Arioka Ferry there is a fishing spot that flows like a river At the torrent fishing spot, read the current and spread the chum on the upper Spread 5m or 10m far depending on the situation Then, let the chum work just below yourself Starting from directly below, bait down the tide Repeated invitations at a fast-flowing fishing spot It falls diagonally when falling like a saw blade The stab bait is sent downstream Another situation is that there are many small fish This is difficult In the shallow area of ​​Matoya Bay, small puffer are flocking just during the oyster fishing season Bait oysters can be eaten by small puffer a few meters from the surface of the water The captain says that there are times during the day when the puffers calm down I myself have never caught it that way If you can catch it in a timely manner, it will never be better Otherwise you have to devise a bait and protect it from puffers Like making small holes by the hatchet When I caught last year, even if it was like that, the puffer didn’t stop So open a little space in the shell with a knife I couldn’t get my finger in, so I hooked it with pliers So I was able to catch the black bream Puffer bites food and eats it, so they can’t eat it without reaching their front teeth I thought that the black bream could press the mouth against the gap and suck out the contents However, even in such like that, oyster was taken every time wondering how the puffers get oysters When the empty oyster shell was hooked on the hook and came up, there was about 4 cm of small puffer inside Bite when the black bream was caught was the same as small puffer Tiny bites continued Verry small, like puffer’s bite Before and after the bream was caught, the puffers remained highly active As you can see, the oyster fishing method is simple, so cannot handle difficult situations What you can do is quite limited compared to Dango fishing In situations where there are too many small fish, as I just talked about, or when there is no fish at all, Tend to fall into a situation like there is nothing can do It ’s good to say “I can’t help it because I’m fishing with oysters today” If you really want to fish, I recommend using Dango together Bring a bag of Dango and use it depending on the situation One bag of Dango gives you more options Bringing pupa mince and dough bait will increase your chances of catching Conversely, when I go fishing on Arioka ferry or Nishio ferry Even if I do it all day with Dango fishing, buy only one basket of oysters In the morning, I will play oyster fishing only for one basket If you just want to try a little oyster fishing, this may be the best way to go Finally, I will explain Bite and capture I think that the way of collecting Bite is the same as other baits Bite’s appearance depends on the situation at that time, rather than the type of bait Oysters are large and soft compared to other baits It is unique in several points Bite that pulls the tip tightly may come out Sometimes a small bite is persistent In my experience, there are many smaller bite Either way, I think it’s best to match the bite that holds down the tip even a little you won’t know if it’s a black bream or a puffer fish until you hang it I think it’s better to catch them all The ingestion also depends on the situation, When fishing near the oyster raft, use No. 3 thread If it touch the hunging oysters with the No. 3 thread, they will be cut instantly have to stop and pull back so that it doesn’t happen Thick thread is better Toray’s “Chinu Raft 3” It is recommended because it is resistant to friction and hard to twist that’s all Oyster fishing is simpler than Dango fishing I hope you enjoy it without thinking too hard By the way, fishing using Akemi shellfish and mussels is also “vertical fishing” You can use oyster fishing techniques So, introduced oyster fishing The release of the video has been delayed, but you can enjoy it until the end of March Even in April, you can play until the oysters run out Please enjoy oyster fishing on the spring raft See you in the next video

    ‘The Politician’ Star Zoey Deutch & Stylist Elizabeth Stewart Play ‘Fishing for Answers’ | THR
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    ‘The Politician’ Star Zoey Deutch & Stylist Elizabeth Stewart Play ‘Fishing for Answers’ | THR

    March 13, 2020

    – I get it fishing for answers, because it’s like a fish bowl. (both laugh) This is my second time doing this. (upbeat music) We’re playing Fishing for Answers. – Yay! – Okay, (sings) what clothing look did you once think was cute that now makes you cringe? – I’m a lot older than you! Girbaud jeans, go ahead, you. – My God, I would like cut
    denim pants into like skirts ’cause I wanted to match
    Mary-Kate and Ashley, and then I’d wear like lace thigh-highs, and it, urgh, yeah not good. – Lesson, denim is dangerous. Okay, go on. – [Zoey] You go. – The ’90s are back in full swing. Elizabeth, what’s your
    stance on wearing trends the second time they come around? Why not? Everything comes around and it’s fun to rewear it and rediscover things in your closet that you thought were done and are now back. – Gosh. (upbeat music) What was your style like in
    middle school or high school? I loved thrift shopping
    and making my own stuff and I was much more out there with it. – You’re very creative now. – No, I’m like Amish prairie girl or like lawyer. – Grandma sheek, grandma
    sheek is what we bond over. (upbeat music) – [Elizabeth] What look of
    Zoey’s from the past year is your favorite? – What is it, Elizabeth? – I would say I’m between two. One would be– – The Fendi yellow from the Globes. – Fendi yellow jump suit for the globes and between that and the Valentino, that yellow jump suit, that yellow jump suit, the blue necklace, the yellow jump suit, jump suit the Globes. – [Zoey] We were deciding
    between red or orange or yellow and I went with the yellow. – [Elizabeth] The yellow
    was to me the magic touch. – She had to convince
    me about the necklace ’cause it was very expensive. They let me keep it. I got to keep it, not the necklace.
    – The jumpsuit. I was like what? That necklace was worth
    over a million dollars. – $3.6 million.
    – $3.6, yes. – [Zoey] Which era of fashion
    do you hope comes back next? – The ’50s for me. Everybody always looked good and wastes were always
    cinched, I love that. – Me too, fave. Did we just – [Both] Agree on something? (laughing) – I’m so glad that that was recorded. – It’s on tape, people. – I almost want to change my answer. That feels so wrong to agree. What fictional character
    is your style icon? Spongebob, no, although
    I do like square pants. I don’t know, what about you? – [Elizabeth] The Great Gatsby. – [Zoey] Spongebob and the Great Gatsby? – I love Spongebob. In fact, Spongebob was the inspiration for the yellow Fendi jumpsuit. Who’s Instagram do you
    follow for style inspiration? Zoey Deutsch’s. – Elizabeth Stewart’s, come on. – [Both] Is there any other answer? (laughing) – See, I’m really trying
    to do this twinning thing. It’s fun, we know, she’s got her thing with Julia Roberts but I could try.

    Highland Sandstorm. Learning the Simplex detector, back on the beach! Turn on Subtitles please.
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    Highland Sandstorm. Learning the Simplex detector, back on the beach! Turn on Subtitles please.

    March 13, 2020

    okay folks this is just the quickest of
    videos today. I’ve got my hand completely over the sound hole to try and protect
    from this wind, but can you see what we are dealing with today. Absolutely mental! I’ve walked for over an hour and a half and
    I have a ring pull and a burnt aluminum can. All the rest of the club, they’re up there. Huddled, probably having a coffee, because they are sensible. I’ve done the cuts and been out to the sandbar, the shoreline, and not a
    scooby. This is one clean beach. I think it’s because it’s all blown away,
    it’s probably all down in Aberdeen! Hopefully you can hear this, if not I’ll
    just cut all the audio and put a translation down on the bottom. Happy
    hunting and best of luck to you. Hello Tonies I hope you can hear me. , I’ve got my glove smashed up against the microphone hole to try and protect this from the wind noise Hopefully some sound will get through and not the wind. I am very, very grateful to my friend The History Digger for the baseball cap, It has been the only thing that has kept me going because the wind is so fierce. For my troubles I have 5 pence to show! Gavin has 40 p, so he is doing slightly better on the dry sand I thought I would do as I have been taught I’d walk the water’s edge Check the dark sand, but no. I thought I would come along here to the harbour wall but there is just too much iron. Nice day for a walk anyway.. I have this blue thing on my head to protect my headphones. One last view up this beach, Families are having to hold onto their children to keep them from being knocked down by the wind. I’m heading up there to see if I can do any better…

    Top 10 Ghost Ships That Still Haunt the Seas
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    Top 10 Ghost Ships That Still Haunt the Seas

    March 13, 2020

    Ghost ships, or phantom ships, make up a big
    part of the seafaring lore that has been passed down by sailors and fisherman throughout the
    years. The ships are said to be spectral apparitions
    that materialize on the horizon before quickly disappearing, and they are believed to be
    a sign of bad things to come. The term is also used to describe abandoned
    vessels that are found adrift with no crew or passengers, often under frightening and
    mysterious circumstances. Whether real stories of these derelict ships
    or legends about phantom craft trawling the seas, the following are the ten most famous
    ghost ships that continue to provoke speculation and mystery in the nautical world. 10. The Caleuche One of the most well known legends of the
    Chilota mythology of southern Chile describes the Caleuche, a ghost ship that appears every
    night near the island of Chiloe. According to local legend, the ship is a kind
    of conscious being that sails the waters around the area, carrying with it the spirits of
    all the people who have drowned at sea. When spotted, the Caleuche is said to be strikingly
    beautiful and bright, and is always accompanied by the sounds of party music and people laughing. After appearing for a few moments, the ship
    is then said to disappear or submerge itself under the water. According to Chilota mythology, the spirits
    of the drowned are summoned to the ship by the Sirena Chilota, the Pincoya, and the Picoy,
    three Chilota “water spirits” who resemble mermaids. Once aboard the phantom ship, the drowned
    are said to be able to resume their life as it was before they died. 9. The SS Valencia The SS Valencia was steamer ship that sank
    off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia in 1906. The ship had encountered bad weather near
    Cape Mendocino, and after drifting off course, struck a reef and began taking on water. The crew quickly began lowering lifeboats
    holding the ship’s 108 passengers into the water, but several of these capsized, and
    one simply disappeared. The Valencia eventually sank, and only 37
    of the roughly 180 people on board survived. Five months later, a fisherman claimed he
    had found a life raft with 8 skeletons in it in a nearby cave. A search was launched, but it found nothing. Thanks to its dramatic end, the Valencia eventually
    became the source of numerous ghost ship stories. Sailors would often claim they could see the
    specter of the steamer drifting near the reef in Pachena Point, and to this day the ship
    is the source of frequent wild theories and ghost ship sightings. In a bizarre twist, 27 years after the sinking
    of the Valencia, one of its life rafts was found floating peacefully in nearby Barkley
    Sound. The “ghost raft” was said to be in remarkable
    condition, and even still had most of its original coat of paint. 8. The Ourang Medan The story of the Ourang Medan begins in 1947,
    when two American ships received a distress call while navigating the Strait of Malacca,
    off the coast of Malaysia. The caller identified himself as a member
    of the crew of the Ourang Medan, a Dutch vessel, and supposedly claimed that the ship’s captain
    and crew were all dead or dying. The messages became jumbled and bizarre before
    trailing off and ending with the words: “I die.” The ships quickly raced to the scene to help. When they arrived, they found that the Ourang
    Medan was undamaged, but that the entire crew—even the ship’s dog— was dead, their bodies
    and faces locked in terrified poses and expressions, and many pointing at something that was not
    there. Before the rescuers could investigate further,
    the ship mysteriously caught on fire, and they had to evacuate. Soon after, the Ourang Medan is said to have
    exploded and then sank. While the details and the overall veracity
    of the Ourang Medan story are still widely debated, there have been a number of theories
    proposed about what might have caused the death of the crew. The most popular of these is that the ship
    was illegally transporting nitroglycerin or some kind of illegal nerve agent, which was
    not properly secured and seeped out into the air. Others, meanwhile, have claimed the ship was
    a victim of a UFO attack or some other kind of paranormal event. 7. The Carroll A. Deering Perhaps the most famous ghost ship of the
    Eastern Seaboard is the Carroll A. Deering, a schooner that ran aground near Cape Hatteras,
    North Carolina in 1921. The ship had just returned from a commercial
    voyage to deliver coal in South America, and had last been spotted just south of Hatteras
    by a lightship near Cape Lookout. It ran aground in the notorious Diamond Shoals,
    an area famous for causing shipwrecks, and sat there for several days before any help
    was able to reach it. When they did arrive, the Coast Guard found
    that the ship was completely abandoned. The navigation equipment and logbook were
    missing, as were the two lifeboats, but otherwise there were no signs of any kind of foul play. A massive investigation by the U.S. government
    followed, which discovered that several other ships had disappeared under mysterious circumstances
    around the same time. Several theories were eventually put forth,
    the most popular being that the ship fell victim to pirates or rumrunners. Others suggested that mutiny might have been
    the cause, as the Deering’s first mate was known to bear some animosity toward its Captain,
    but no definitive proof has even been discovered. The mystery surrounding the ghost ship has
    encouraged wild speculation, and many have argued that paranormal activity might have
    been responsible, citing the ship’s passage through the infamous Bermuda triangle as proof
    that some kind of otherworldly phenomena might be to blame. 6. The Baychimo One of the most amazing cases of a real-life
    ghost ship concerns the Baychimo, a cargo steamer that was abandoned and left to drift
    the seas near Alaska for nearly forty years. The ship was owned by the Hudson Bay Company,
    and was launched in the early 1920s and used to trade pelts and furs with the Inuit in
    northern Canada. But in 1931, the Baychimo became trapped in
    pack ice near Alaska, and after many attempts to break it free, its crew were eventually
    airlifted out of the area to safety. After a heavy blizzard, the ship managed to
    break free of the ice, but it was badly damaged and was abandoned by the Hudson Bay Company,
    who assumed it would not last the winter. Amazingly, the Baychimo managed to stay afloat,
    and for the next 38 years, it remained adrift in the waters off Alaska. The ship became something of a local legend,
    and was frequently sighted aimlessly floating near the frozen ice packs by Eskimos and other
    vessels. It was boarded several times, but weather
    conditions always made salvaging it nearly impossible. The Baychimo was last sighted in 1969, again
    frozen in the ice off of Alaska, but it has since disappeared. The ship is believed to have sunk in the intervening
    years, but recently a number of expeditions have been launched in search of now nearly
    80-year-old ghost ship. 5. The Octavius Although it is now considered more legend
    than anything, the story of the Octavius remains one of the most famous of all ghost ship stories. The tale dates back to 1775, when it is said
    that a whaling ship called the Herald stumbled across the Octavius floating aimlessly off
    the coast of Greenland. Crewmembers from the Herald boarded the Octavius,
    where they discovered the bodies of the crew and passengers all frozen solid by the arctic
    cold. Most notably, the crew found the ship’s
    captain still sitting at his desk, midway through finishing a log entry from 1762, which
    meant the Octavius had been adrift for 13 years. According to the legend, it was eventually
    discovered that the captain had gambled on making a quick return to England from the
    Orient via the Northwest Passage, but that the ship had become trapped in the ice. If true, this would mean the Octavius had
    completed its passage to the Atlantic as a ghost ship, its crew and captain long dead
    from exposure to the elements. 4. The Joyita The Joyita was a fishing and charter boat
    that was found abandoned in the South Pacific in 1955. The ship, along with its 25 passengers and
    crew, were en route to the Tokelau Islands when something happened, and it was not until
    hours later that the Joyita was reported overdue and a rescue attempt launched. A massive air search was undertaken, but it
    failed to find the missing ship, and it was not until five weeks later that a merchant
    ship stumbled upon the Joyita drifting some 600 miles off its original course. There was no sign of any of the passengers,
    crew, cargo, or life rafts, and the ship was damaged and listing quite badly to one side. Further inspection by authorities found that
    the ship’s radio was tuned to the universal distress signal, and a search of the deck
    uncovered a doctor’s bag and several bloody bandages. None of the crew or passengers was ever seen
    again, and the mystery of what happened has never been revealed. The most popular theory is that pirates killed
    the passengers and threw their bodies overboard, but other claims have included everything
    from mutiny and kidnapping to insurance fraud. 3. The Lady Lovibond The UK has a long tradition of legends about
    ghost ships, and of these the Lady Lovibond is perhaps the most famous. As the story goes, the Lady Lovibond’s captain,
    Simon Peel, had just gotten married, and decided to take his ship out on a cruise to celebrate. He brought his new bride along—going against
    a longstanding seafaring belief that bringing a woman on board a boat is bad luck—and
    set sail on Feb. 13, 1748. Unfortunately for Peel, his first mate was
    also in love with his new wife, and after watching the celebrations, the man became
    overwhelmed with rage and jealousy and intentionally steered the boat into the deadly Goodwind
    Sands, a sand bar notorious for causing ship wrecks. The Lady Lovibond sank, killing all those
    aboard. As the legend goes, ever since the wreck the
    Lady Lovibond can be seen sailing the waters around Kent every 50 years. It was sighted in 1798 by a few different
    ship captains, as well as in 1848 and 1898, when it supposedly appeared to be so real
    that some boats, thinking it a vessel in distress, actually sent out life rafts to help it. The Lady Lovibond was again seen in 1948,
    and while there were no confirmed sightings on its most recent anniversary in 1998, it
    continues to be one of the most well-known ghost ship legends in Europe. 2. The Mary Celeste Undoubtedly the most famous of all the real-life
    ghost ships, the Mary Celeste was a merchant ship that was found derelict and adrift in
    the Atlantic Ocean in 1872. The ship was in a seaworthy condition, with
    all its sails still up and a full store of food in its cargo hold, but its life boat,
    captain’s log book and, more importantly, the entire crew, had mysteriously vanished. There was no sign of a struggle, and the personal
    belongings of the crew and cargo of over 1500 barrels of alcohol were untouched, seemingly
    ruling out piracy as a possible explanation. In the years since its bizarre discovery,
    a number of theories have been proposed regarding the possible fate of the Mary Celeste’s
    crew. These include that those aboard were killed
    by a waterspout, that the crew mutinied, or even that eating flour contaminated with fungus
    led all the passengers to hallucinate and go mad. The most probable theory remains that a storm
    or some kind of technical issue led the crew to prematurely abandon the ship in the lifeboat,
    and that they later died at sea. Still, the mystery surrounding the Mary Celeste
    has led to much wild speculation, and others have proposed everything from ghosts to sea
    monsters and alien abduction as possible explanations. 1. The Flying Dutchman In maritime folklore, no ghost ship is more
    famous than the Flying Dutchman, which has inspired numerous paintings, horror stories,
    films, and even an opera. The ship was first mentioned in the late 1700s
    in George Barrington’s seafaring book Voyage to Botany Bay, and since then its legend has
    continued to grow, thanks to numerous sightings of it by fisherman and sailors. As the story goes, the Flying Dutchman was
    a vessel out of Amsterdam that was captained by a man named Van der Decken. The ship was making its way toward the East
    Indies when it encountered dangerous weather near the Cape of Good Hope. Determined to make the crossing, Van der Decken
    supposedly went mad, murdered his first mate, and vowed that he would cross the Cape, “even
    if God would let me sail to Judgment Day!” Despite his best efforts, the ship sank in
    the storm, and as the legend goes, Van der Decken and his ghost ship are now cursed to
    sail the oceans for all eternity. To this day, the Flying Dutchman continues
    to be one of the most-sighted of all ghost ships, and people from deep-sea fishermen
    to the Prince of Wales have all claimed to have spotted it making its never-ending voyage
    across the oceans.

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    Grandpa, where are we? We’re on vacation in the islands Grandma Come join us for some island fun Let’s count everyone Let’s count under the island sun Let’s count and exercise Join Grandma and me Have fun and count by 5’s Swim in the water 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 Surf the waves 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 Everybody sing Let’s count everyone Let’s count under the island sun Let’s count and exercise Join Grandma and me Have fun and count by 5’s Let’s Hula 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 Paddle the boat 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 Sing together mon Let’s count everyone Let’s count under the island sun Let’s count and exercise Join Grandma and me Have fun and count by 5’s