Marine Joy Ride: Contemplating Today, Future, Past

A Marine Joy Ride in Paradise: Contemplating the Contemporary, Future and Past // Oct 23, 2020

What can be better than being on a small lake in Ontario in the Fall, puttering around an island taking in the brilliant colours of the shoreline forest, while inhaling crisp fresh air and contemplating “our rickety planet”, in the words of the illustrious and brilliant Elon Musk. Rickety indeed.

Weather is going to hell in a hand basket, as:

  • the Arctic snow and ice melts to oblivion,
  • our wavy and ever slowing jet stream fracturing into a million swirls and eddies,
  • our political systems degenerating into idiocy and fascism,
  • our financial systems heaving under inequalities as we accelerate to a world where a handful of people grab the entire wealth of the planet,
  • the raw savagery of racism coming to the fore and openly exposed for all to see,
  • as evil triumphs over good in all aspects of society.

Battles between good and evil are being lost on all fronts, but the war is just beginning. We really are over the brink and plunging into the abyss. I hope that our proverbial barrel is sturdy and well padded for the impacts to come.

Ref:  ‘The Rideau Canal, also known unofficially as the Rideau Waterway, connects Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, Ontario, to Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River at Kingston, Ontario. It is 202 kilometres long. The name Rideau, French for “curtain”, is derived from the curtain-like appearance of the Rideau River’s twin waterfalls where they join the Ottawa River. The canal system uses sections of two rivers, the Rideau and the Cataraqui, as well as several lakes. Parks Canada operates the Rideau Canal.

‘The canal was opened in 1832 as a precaution in case of war with the United States. It remains in use today primarily for pleasure boating, with most of its original structures intact. The locks on the system open for navigation in mid-May and close in mid-October. It is the oldest continuously operated canal system in North America, and in 2007 it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site‘.
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Stunning Scenery from Sand Lake to Jones Falls in World Heritage Designated Rideau Canal Waterway// Oct 23, 2020

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About paulbeckwith

Well known climate science educator; Part-time Geography professor (climatology, oceanography, environmental issues), University of Ottawa. Physicist. Engineer. Master's Degree in Science in Laser Optics, Bachelors of Engineering, in Engineering Physics. Won Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario gold medal. Also interested in investment and start-ups in climate solutions, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Avid chess player, and likes restoring old homes. Married with children.
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