June 27th, 2018

krazy koati

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.

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


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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.


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


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


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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.


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


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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.


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


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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.