It wasn't really cold in the upper 60s, only very windy and rainy. Weather has been crappy all December with lots of rain. Never seen anything like it. Horse was acting up a bit too dragging him out in the weather. They also sink into the sand and the walk is no picnic. We went up and down the beach. Was lots of fun. If anybody wants to come to Florida let me know. I got a place on the beach.
Iirc..in the 1st Jason Bourne movie where he jumps out of a window, across an alley, through another window...i think a floor lower, AND, the camera man behind him filming it...they both jumped 1 behind the other...AND a cameraman below filmed them both doing it! Amaxxing.
Traditional Oriental construction is ALL joinery, yes, even the trim pieces. This is what allows these structures from the smallest to the largest, continue to stand against winds, cyclonic weather, earthquakes. Yes, they can and have been disassembled, moved or shored up and reassembled. Yes, some have failed, some have been allowed to deteriorate,and some have been destroyed. Still, marvelously effective, durable, practical engineering!
Yes, those joiners are some highly skilled craftsmen especially since NO machinery or power tools are involved in cutting and fitting the joints. Handsaws, planes and chisels were the tools used. For the Japanese methodology, not sure about Chinese craftsmen, there were no workbenches or clamping tools, the floor was the workbench and the joiners sat on their butts and used their legs as the clamps. They didn't use a chalk line either, instead they used ink lines made in a manner similar to our chalk lines.
Since the way cool camera guy vids were posted, this has to be seen in motion to truly appreciate, a waterfall in reverse. This was filmed in the Faroe Islands between Norway and Iceland. Vid isn't the best because it was shot with an iphone and the user apparently did not how to get full width vid...
An added bonus from central Taiwan, an upside down rainbow!
Did some diagnostics and determined my fuel pump STB. Having foreshadowed this event 6 years ago or so, I cut an access hole to my fuel pump. That coupled with a couple dear friends got me back on the road without a tow or mechanic! It was not without boobytraps & pitfalls however.
Thanks for the positive thoughts. Btw, don't you think my choice of cover plate (red & white sign) was appropriate?