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  •  Um, I don't know if I want to ask (8+ / 0-)

    ...pinworms...

    Hey, at some point during your time up there could you get a nice closeup pic of the sand on your beach? I've never been there, but I have a sand collection, I'd be interested to see what kind of sediment there is on the shore of lake O, color range, grain shape. Whatever your macro can do? Thnx :)

    •  Hey. I think the pic yesterday (9+ / 0-)

      With all the bits of plastic might cover things.  It's quite fine and blows easily

      And this wiki describes it

      Bradford B. van Diver has described the eastern Lake Ontario dunes as "similar in many details to the south shore of Long Island, with drowned river mouths forming lagoons behind a smooth curving line of barrier bars."[21] The lagoons to which van Diver refers are the notable ponds of this region, including (from north to south) Black, Lakeview, North Sandy, and South Sandy. Both the rivers themselves, and their mouths, are no longer evident. Shortly after the cessation of the last ice age about 10,000 years ago, the water level of Lake Ontario was much lower than it is today; one needs to envision large rivers flowing into a lake some tens of meters lower than today's level. The river mouths were then "drowned" by the rise of the water level of Lake Ontario above this low point.[22][23] Similarly, sand itself is no longer being formed in abundance; the sand present on today's beaches was probably formed long ago, and transported down from higher elevations during the post-glacial period of low water levels in the lake.[24]

      "You are what you write, not what you look like."

      by PHScott on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 04:11:48 PM PDT

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