Hurricane Ophelia

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Re: Hurricane Ophelia

Postby Kirbstone » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:37 pm

Hi Pleated,

The Irish Times caption was Center Park Road and it seems to be in Cork. The Google maps street view shows them all standing. Shame !

My little lake and surrounding woodland lies three miles due North of the bridge at Newbridge, Co. Kildare. We're in bogland, so the soil is soft.

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Re: Hurricane Ophelia

Postby pleated » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:34 pm

Kirbstone wrote:Hi Pleated,

The Irish Times caption was Center Park Road and it seems to be in Cork. The Google maps street view shows them all standing. Shame !

My little lake and surrounding woodland lies three miles due North of the bridge at Newbridge, Co. Kildare. We're in bogland, so the soil is soft.

Tom

That looked impressive (before the storm got at it). Over here on the north side of Dublin we have another very long and impressive tree-lined avenue, Griffith Avenue. I will have a walk there tomorrow to see what condition it has been left in.
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Re: Hurricane Ophelia

Postby Kirbstone » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:46 pm

Too icy to walk dogs on the road yesterday, so had a prowl round the grounds instead.

Nothing like a dusting of snow/frost to highlight the tasks ahead of us this year, certainly in the tree surgery dept.

Also, for those of you who collect eggs every morning, MOH just picked up this little basket which is cute.

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Re: Hurricane Ophelia

Postby denimini » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:10 am

I love that egg basket.
You will have plenty of fire wood for next winter - I expect that you have a wood heater.
I have had a few branches drop recently - from drought and heat - a vastly different scene - I think I prefer the icy snowy look, sitting here looking out at the hot wind.

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Re: Hurricane Ophelia

Postby Kirbstone » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:38 am

Choking temps. & dryness, Denimini.

My only experience of that was in Seville, Spain one September when for our Masters Doubles race at 1.40PM the temp. stood at 45deg. and very dry with it. Not a great photo, taken by a friend down off a bridge over the course. (Ignore the date in the pic.)

After our race I just couldn't make any vocal sound for a good half-hour, so dry and rasping was my throat. Of eight boats we trailed in fifth. We Irish are not equipped to deal with such conditions. Our only success at that regatta was in an eights race run at 8AM in relatively cool 26 degree conditions.

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Re: Hurricane Ophelia

Postby denimini » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:11 am

Kirbstone wrote:Choking temps. & dryness, Denimi.

My only experience of that was in Seville, Spain one September when for our Masters Doubles race at 1.40PM the temp. stood at 45deg. and very dry with it. Not a great photo, taken by a friend down off a bridge over the course. (Ignore the date in the pic.)

After our race I just couldn't make any vocal sound for a good half-hour, so dry and rasping was my throat. Of eight boats we trailed in fifth. We Irish are not equipped to deal with such conditions. Our only success at that regatta was in an eights race run at 8AM in relatively cool 26 degree conditions.

Tom

Gee, I wouldn't like to be expending so much energy in that heat. Dehydration does terrible things to our bodies. Last month the "Tour Downunder" cycling race experienced in the 40'sC - and the tennis also about 40C - I don't know how they survive.
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Re: Hurricane Ophelia

Postby Sinned » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:17 pm

Tom, we have sold something similar to your egg basket without the tail piece and comb. I don't think that we have any in at the moment but we get them in from time to time.
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Re: Hurricane Ophelia

Postby john62 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:19 am

At the tennis outside temp was about 40C, on the centre court temp was over 50C, crazy!

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