austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,

I stay at home at night

No time to write yesterday or today; been doing that annoying work stuff that's taken up precious hours when I could have been talking about the Bunnies SIG. Should be back at normal stuff tomorrow, all going well. Meanwhile, have a lot of Casino Pier, please.


A look at the Casino Pier viking figure, and the whole of Hydrus, just before we rode.


The chair lift that runs the length of Seaside Heights, more or less. We haven't ridden it. But it survived Superstorm Sandy just fine. Apparently.


Return leg of Hydrus, as seen from the back of the launch station.


A train --- well, the car; I guess you need at least two together to make a train? --- of Hydrus getting ready to launch.


bunny_hugger is next! All set for the next ride on Hydrus. Its station is a bit elevated from the main pier; you can see the ramp up it on the right.


Looking north, through the return leg of Hydrus, and to the beach past that.


After its vertical drop, Hydrus is all about the twists and turns. Here's the train in the midst of one of those overbanked turns.


You exit Hydrus from within its infield; there's this little covered walkway to guide folks out.


And the next train, stopped and ready to get back to the station, as seen while leaving Hydrus.

Trivia: The 1927 Ford Model A was made of about six thousand parts; building it required the rebuilding or refurbishing of 16 thousand machine tools and the buying of four thousand new ones. Source: Ford: The Men and the Machine, Robert Lacey.

Currently Reading: Models of Spatial Processes: An Approach to the Study of Point, Line, and Area Patterns, Arthur Getis, Barry Boots.

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