Saturday, December 30, 2006

Ellesmere Island - Good Ice Gone Bad

Recently the news media and a few environmentalist went crazy over a piece of some old crunchy ice cubes the size of a 11,000 football fields that had managed to set itself free. I mean free babe and so with everybody pointing the finger why, why, why...I set off to understand why on Earth would good ice want to escape.

And so I did. Yup... and guess what I discovered if you were as old as this ice...and at an average of 50F in the summer nobody would want your sorry ass hanging around either. Consider it a form of rejection, good ice gone bad...Rotten ice to the core (so to speak)...hmmm and from what I hear it's probably on it's way right now to rob a bank in Baghdad. (go for it CNN)

Sunday, December 24, 2006

A Place for Christmas

Micronesia -FSM
1st photo - Pingelap Atoll. The old airfield (upper right) is just shy of 2,000 ft perfect for light aircraft. Pop. 870. Would you live here if you had a chance?

Next photo is Omoka. Interesting contrast between ocean. And yes, from what I hear some pretty big sharks too.

3rd photo is Christmas Island.

4th photo - Morkil Atoll has a huge pop. of 300 and dry land equates to about 0.48 sq miles, depending on the tides.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Micronesia Marshall Islands

Island of Ujae (click to enlarge)
What a beautiful place to live... The air field on the island (runs East/ West) was probably built during WW 11. If you look just to the right of the marker you can see what remains of the runway that runs roughly North/ South. Looking to the left of the marker is a small circular clearing, my guess it's probably what remains of the control tower. What's great about this island, if your a pilot with an aircraft, Cessna, Piper, etc. what a fantastic place to live, huh.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

North Korean Second Test Site

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2006 - Japanese officials today have announced that they expect this will be the site of the second nuclear test.


Workers with a team from the Houston Museum of Natural Science pull a 154-pound meteorite from a wheat field near Greensburg, Kan., on Monday, Oct. 16, 2006.
It pays to find meteorites, this one will probably fetch about $50,000 USD.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Tinakula - Active Island Volcano

For a better view click on the satellite photos

North Korea - In the News Today

Reuters - Wed Oct 4, 2:49 PM ET
A 2006 satellite image shows a nuclear facility in Yongbyon, North Korea. The U.S. has detected activity at potential test sites in the country indicating possible preparations for a nuclear test, a U.S. defense official said on Wednesday.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Stars over Oslo

Click on the photo, Is that star field real over Olso or is that imagined?

Friday, September 29, 2006

Unidentified Object

Unidentified object off the east coast of Canada

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Eastern Russia - Contrast

Cold and Lonely Home

Plenty of fishing, free parking... (left, altitude shot below)

(click on photo to zoom in)

Friday, September 15, 2006

International Space Station

This photo courtesy of NASA and the tax payers offers a beautiful view of a mountainous coastal area in the background. I have some ideas where this island might be located, Russia maybe and will try find it on Google Earth this week.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Taipei, Taiwan

This aircraft (below) is in the photo on the left approaching Taipei International.

Aircraft in flight are rarely captured on satellite imagery so I feel pretty dang lucky since this one is probably traveling at about 130 mph on approach.

China, Zhujia Jian, Aircraft Art

Curiously interesting art work at 29"56'8.33N 122"21'18.29"E

3 aircraft probably Boeing

(Click on photo to zoom in)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Aaah...what the hey

My fingers slipped, zoomed in and found this image (left) while looking at the three ships. (below)
If you look closely at this ship (above) it is not your usual freighter. Would welcome any ideas.

Aircraft - A Jungle landing

"Ladies and Gentlemen this is the Captain...Welcome to Merida, Yucatan"

Nicaragua Coast

Found this High Altitude Vapor Trail
off the coast of Nicaragua.


Interesting, I haven't found this sort
of thing before...

Friday, September 01, 2006

Mystery Letters

Found these letters etched into the soil off the
coast of Senegal.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Old Missle Silo

This facility is on the Slovak border with Austria, obviously this nuclear missle facility is no longer active, but doesn't it make you wonder about the 1962 missle crisis the Cold War and what was really going on.

Iranian Military Facility

Found this military site on an island just off the mainland of Iran. Any ideas what this place might be, submarine, research, etc...

Friday, August 04, 2006

East of Beirut

Found this large facilities east of Beirut. Doesn't look like your typical garden apartments. If you notice there is a lack of swiming pools and other amenties. (yes I know, but look around the city and you'll know what I mean) Take a close look at the roads in and around the facilities, you'll notice only a few entry points despite looking accessible. Notice the two large holes at the base of the hill. Doesn't look any typical mining site to me.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

When doing some research work around the Arctic Circle recently I noticed something interesting a few miles to the north-west of the trench. If I am not mistaken there is an impact crater at 78º02’22.85” N 164º39’09.07” W measuring about 250 miles across.

I welcome any ideas or opinions as to the authenticity of this Google Earth image.