Friday, July 13, 2007

Mad mouth.7.13.07

MadMouth from a distance

If you're a regular visitor to this blog, please disregard this photo and move along. Much nicer photos of Angelina Jolie and her inflated lips await you on the internet. Explore and enjoy.

This is just a ho-hum snapshot taken from the Hammond Trail between Murray Road and Knox Cove Drive. I post this not because it's an interesting photo, but because it shows the mouth of the Mad River in the middle of summer on a warm, sunny day. You can see the seals lounging on the south bank, where they flop around, snort, splash and make a lot of noise if you stop long enough to listen. A couple weeks ago I counted at least 170 seals at this location, but today there weren't nearly that many.

This photo may be an interesting reference point later this year, or early in 2008, when massive storms wallop the North Coast and the river's mouth meanders up and down the coast.

The river's mouth will suddenly migrate south to School Road, then reverse course and migrate back to Hiller Road. By the end of the season, it will return to its present location and all will be well.

In addition, I'm predicting at least two days of snow – one day in February and one day in March. One of these storms will be significant enough to close HSU for a day, and delay air traffic in Mack Town for at least 6 hours.

More predictions to come...

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