Busy wharf scene. Coastal boat landing fruit and vegetables at Castries St Lucia.
Two postcards to lighten the winter gloom.
Market Place, St. Lucia, West Indies
Castries Town and Harbor, St. Lucia, West Indies
In the 1970’s we spent 2 years in this lovely location.
Reverse side of Singapore River
Note the August 1953 postmark
Lone Sea Gull
This is an “ancient” photo which I took years ago. I m surprised I still have it. I think it dates from my teens and would have been snapped more than 70 years ago. I was amazed to catch this gull in full flight.
Pause for thought!
About 56 million years ago, the Earth experienced something called the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM). The Earth’s atmosphere warmed by about 6.5° C, and sea surface temperatures by about 5° C. There was serious ocean acidification, which is associated with very high CO2 levels in the atmosphere. It’s too long after the Dinosaur Killer’s cataclysmic arrival 9 million years earlier for that catastrophe to have played a role. After the PETM, it took about 170,000 years for the planet to cool back down to pre-PETM levels.
Geologists have suspected that the contemporaneous opening of the northern Atlantic Ocean by rifting might…
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