Tuesday, August 23, 2011

8/23/11 Report - Irene, Kim, Omar, & Au

Latest Track of Irene.

I'll start with Irene today because she is the big news. Here is NOAA's six o'clock morning track. A little further to the east now I'm glad to say, but this is one big bad storm.

I'll continue with that topic below.

Kim Kardashian lost a $75,000 ear ring in the ocean. Unfortunately that was out in Bora Bora, and I can't go find it for her.

It does show how things happen. Evidently her new husband threw her into the water - but she got out. One ear ring remained in the water though.

He should have known that she would float. Maybe he was wondering which side up. It could have gone either way.

You didn't know Jay Leno wrote for this blog, did you?

For those of you who really want to know, here is the link to that video.


Good place to detect!

I don't know if any of that is for real.

Gold finished over $1900 an ounce yesterday. Seems like every couple of weeks it hits a new century mark.

Talking about gold, I wonder what happened to Kadafi's 144 tonnes. That could make for a wild treasure hunt. Could also end up funding a lot of terrorists. Who knows where it will go? I suspect someone knows.

You might also wonder how the other Libyan interests tied up in the US by the Obama administratin will be handled. Someone will benefit for sure.

A Tennessee man's backyard was added to the National Register of Historic Places by the state Historical Commission. Ancient artifacts and mastadon bones from 12,000 BC were found there.

Here is the link if you want to read that story.


It sounds like they've never heard of the carved Vero fossil bone.

In case you missed that, here is the link to that story.


You can find more on that story in some of my previous posts by using the blog's search box.

Treasure Beach Forecast and Conditions.

It seems like Irene will pass through the Bahamas. That will undoubtedly create some erosion over there.

Unlike on the Treasure Coast where the beaches generally run north south, islands have beaches running at all directions. That means when one side doesn't get hit right, another probably will.

On the mainland the beach curves here and there a little, so one spot will cut while others don't, but that effect isn't nearly as strong as in the islands. Those curves and angles make it hard to predict which spots on the Treasure Coast will cut the most.

On the Treasure Coast it looks like peak seas will be Thrusday. The surf web sites are now predicting ten foot seas later on Thursday. That is down a little from the thirteen foot seas that were predicted earlier, but it is still certainly more than enough if the angles are right. And it is way more than we've had for quite a while.

I haven't been able to issue more than 1 (poor) rating on my Treasure Beach Conditions Rating Scale for some time. I'm hoping for at least a 4 by Friday when the seas start to slacken off again. We'll see.

It looks like the Outer Banks might get the full force of Irene. I hope it doesn't do too much damage to property where ever it goes. Hopefully it will push the waves in but remain out to sea.

Get your equipment in order. Charge your batteries.

Happy hunting,