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Pronounced MEL-BIN. I've been there twice and couldn't agree more. Absolutely fantastic city. The weather (I love wind), culture, food (LOTS OF GREEK AND ITALIAN FOOD!), the beer (James Squire Brewery, you're welcome for the plug), etc etc etc. I used to always describe the center/metro part as very similar to Manhattan below 14th street. Great place. Cheers!
Billy Stinson comforts his daughter, Erin, as they sit on the steps where their cottage once stood in Nags Head, North Carolina. The home, built in 1903 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was destroyed by Hurricane Irene.
After the brief NAS run of the Land Rover Defender, there was always talk, year after year, that Land Rover would bring it back to US shores. Turns out that talk just was silenced. Below are the 2 official concept photo shots of the new DC100 Defender Concept. I understand WHY they felt a need to do this, but that doesn't mean I have to agree with it. Realistically, I'd love to hear a case for how its actually different than the Freelander/LR2.
"Best Guess" from the latest issue of Land Rover World, roughly 100% better than the official concept above
I'll admit I definitely did things like this in the past, but on record I have to say its a terrible idea and you could be killed. A bunch of guys in Salisbury, MD (not normally known for its surfing spots) decided to use the flooding near a road to their advantage, see the video below.
Related surfing news, check out this inflatable wetsuit for big wave (larger than street puddles) and tow in surfing.
The idea for it came when surfer Shane Dorian was surfing and fell off his board. He was pushed approximately 25' below the surface and held there by 2 more waves as he tried to swim skyward and nearly drowned. It works just like an airplane life preserver. Pull a cord and CO2 will instantly inflate a bladder behind the wearer's head, pulling them to the surface.
From the article: The V1 is not yet commercially available, and there is no word yet on when or whether it ever will be, or if it will only be distributed to the world's elite big wave riders. I think it would be criminal for Billabong not to release this into the wild, eventually, but I'm not convinced that it couldn't use some refinements first.
Starting to clear up, more pictures from Hurricane Irene hitting the east coast.
My 'rents on Long Island are being told a few days until their power should be restored.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Big ass tree, North Shore Long Island, NY
Schuylkill river - Conshohocken, PA
Astoria (Queens), NY
North Shore of Long Island
This creek was at least 7' higher 24 hours ago (outside Philly)
I'm adding pictures of effected affected areas as people send them to me.
Asbury, NJ beach
Near Asbury Park, NJ
Oh the humanity!
Long Island Sound on the CT side, 1 hour 30 min before high tide (earlier today)
Same part of CT, Long Island sound approaching, notice the Bunny on the bottom left
South Shore Long Island, waist deep
Simultaneously we're hearing that it was overblown and that damage is widespread... Those 2 aren't normally compatible. Outside of Philly the local creeks/brooks/streams became rivers around 10pm last night. Flooding is/was pretty widespread here. The actual rivers (Delaware, Schuylkill, Brandywine, Lehigh etc) in this area will probably be rising for the next few days as rainwater travels down from the mountains.
As of writing this there have been 11 confirmed deaths, some from drowning in a vehicle washed away while crossing an overflowing stream, others from falling branches/trees.