Friday, November 20, 2009

#247-365 Puzzle


Here is a shot from my recent trip to Darwin that fitted a wanted theme, as I was walking past I heard an Asian guy ask his companion what is that for? As it puzzled him I thought it might give rise to questions with you lot too. I took the second shot around 18 minutes later as I was leaving Stokes Hill Wharf (Darwin's Main Wharf) and you can see the difference in the water level already. There are regular (twice daily) Ranging from .2 of a metre to around 8 metres, so the multiple levels is just one ot the methods used to enable people to embark and disembark no matter what the level. My first day in Darwin back in 1976, no one warned me and I had to trot quite quickly to keep ahead of the incoming tide on one of the local beaches.

4 comments:

Chesney said...

Now that is one smart WOMAN who thought of that idea! Probably a WOW Syster! :0

ellens365 said...

Clever! There are extreme tides here too and I've never seen such a great solution.

~Val said...

Wow - the change in that water level is amazing. Kind of like the Bay of Fundy in far eastern Canada! Glad you escaped with dry feet!

lijola said...

Great solution! Our tides are minimally different so not a problem here.