Pittwater Life

A gift to my offshore friends - Rocky Point And Elvina Bay Summer Houses

A gift to my offshore friends - Rocky Point And Elvina Bay Summer Houses
Alison Guesdon

Alison Guesdon kindly wrote to us earlier this week saying: I wanted to start the 2019 Issues with a small gift for all ‘over there’ so I hope this brings some enjoyment for your readers.
I thought you may like to share/keep this for my offshore friends – pretty interesting stuff.
Over the past few years I’ve been working towards/researching getting a Rocky Point/Elvina page up that brings a bit of focus in on some of the early Summer Houses there. After a mammoth load/set that took over a week (130+ hours), added onto that research time, I finally got that one up too last Sunday and just finished fiddling with the extra bits I wanted to add in.

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The First Scotland Is Cup And The Gentleman Who Loved Elvina Bay

The First Scotland Is Cup And The Gentleman Who Loved Elvina Bay
Alison Guesdon

The story of the first Scotland Island Race and Cup is also a story about a man who came from rural stock who so loved Scotland Island and Elvina Bay that his daughter was named ‘Elvina Elizabeth’ after her mother’s sister ’, as well as a cruiser later on, may be the inspiration for that beautiful bay’s name and seemed determined to help Pittwater become established as the place to go to, in part due to setting up a company, 'Scotland Island Estates, Ltd’.

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The verdict is in: renewables reduce energy prices

The verdict is in: renewables reduce energy prices
Bruce Mountain | Dr Steven Percy

Does renewable electricity raise or lower electricity prices? There is more to this question than meets the eye: are prices lower before or after renewable subsidies are recovered, how has variability been accounted for, how have changes in network costs been accounted for, and so on and on.

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Cycling - Riding position can give you an advantage

Cycling - Riding position can give you an advantage
The Conversation

New research shows that a rider can gain up to an extra 5kph advantage in those final sprint seconds, and it all depends on how they position themselves on their bicycle. That can be enough to make the difference between winning or losing a race.

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A Comparison Between Scotland Island And The Rest Of Australia

A Comparison Between Scotland Island And The Rest Of Australia
Roy Baker

How Are We Different? The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ latest census recorded that 580 people were ‘usually resident’ on Scotland Island on Tuesday, 9 August 2016. But the island’s population is seasonal: around 40% of the 359 private dwellings on the island were classed as ‘unoccupied’ that winter’s night. Given the number of weekender and holiday homes, the island’s summer population could easily reach a thousand.

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How Brazil can beat the odds and restore a huge swathe of the Amazon

How Brazil can beat the odds and restore a huge swathe of the Amazon
The Conversation

Over the past few decades the international community has watched as the destruction of Earth’s largest forest has intensified. Deforestation has been eating away at the Amazon’s fringes, mainly for commercial cattle ranching and agricultural plantation. The agriculture, livestock, mining and infrastructure sectors have been promoted due to powerful financial and development pressures for high profits and economic growth.

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Driverless cars....

Driverless cars....
Simone Pettigrew | Curtain University

Driverless cars promise many benefits, including an improvement in safety, but new research shows many people are still not aware of this.

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