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Sunlight-Powered ‘LightSail 2’, Set To Launch Soon, Is Worth Getting To Know.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the official site — the ‘Planetary Society’.


This YouTube video provides a GOOD introduction.


This YouTube video is just plain COOL.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_sail


This is pretty neat. A tiny spacecraft, the size of a loaf of bread, powered by a Solar Sail — yes, powered by sunlight, but not in terms of solar energy per se.

It is set to launch soon — maybe in the next few weeks. So, keep an eye on the news. I will try to keep you posted.


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by Anura Guruge

The “Acadia National Park” Proposed Traffic Limitation Plan — The OFFICIAL YouTube Videos.

by Anura Guruge



These are ‘National Park Service‘ produced videos. I came across them thanks to Twitter. [As to why they split it into three, I do not know.]

Whether you had heard of the proposed ‘Acadia National Park‘ traffic limitation (in reality mitigation) plan or not, these videos are worth watching. They graphically illustrate the traffic problem that they are trying to deal with.

I can empathize though we typically manage to avoid the traffic.

As regulars here know, we try to make it to Acadia at least twice a year — and have already made one trip in 2018, i.e., in early March. We have visited 10-times since 2013.

We usually go in late June and early September — though we have also been there in July. The June and Sept. times we go are NOT peak-peak. Plus, I now know my way around, am familiar with the back routes and also know when the crowds will be.

I am also aware that Yosemite already has a similar reservation plan. I think that it is kind of inevitable. Maybe, as some had already feared a few years ago, the whole park may become BUS-ONLY (like the Western part of the Grand Canyon).

Not sure how they can partition the ‘Ocean Drive’ section of the ‘Loop Road‘ since it is a one-way.

I can’t say I am opposed to the need for some traffic regulation. But, I am hoping that it won’t impact me too greatly since I am willing to travel off-peak.

Anywho …

You should watch these videos. Well worth it. Well produced.


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Category ‘Acadia’.


by Anura Guruge

“Alton Bay Barbershop Jamboree”, August 15, 2015 — Pictures & YouTube Videos.

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by Anura Guruge


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** ‘Alton Bay Babershop Jamboree’ 2015 schedule.
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‘Alton Bay Barbershop Jamboree’ 2015.

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3 YouTube Videos

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video 1, video 2 & video 3.