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Sandcastles!
« on: May 21, 2010, 09:50:42 AM »
Photos from this year's Oregon Sandcastle Competition....these are amazing!  More photos at..

http://s794.photobucket.com/albums/yy221/dennyconn/sandcastles/

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Re: Sandcastles!
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 10:02:57 AM »
Really cool looking sandcastles. They are some really talented folks.
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Re: Sandcastles!
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010, 10:15:48 AM »
Oh WOOOOOOW!
This is just amazing!
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Re: Sandcastles!
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2010, 10:16:58 AM »
Very cool!
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Re: Sandcastles!
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2010, 10:18:48 AM »
So all the people who have been told throughout the years to "go pound sand" went to Oregon and perfected the craft!  :D  Very nice! 

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Re: Sandcastles!
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2010, 10:57:28 AM »
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Re: Sandcastles!
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2010, 11:02:24 AM »
Denny,

those pics make me homesick.
my wife is from gresham (went to school with Jim Parker) and we spent a lot of time out in seaside, newport, astoria.
would love to move back..

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Re: Sandcastles!
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2010, 12:00:13 PM »
Holy Brew Buckets Beer Man.  That's very impressive.
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Re: Sandcastles!
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2010, 12:26:48 PM »
Don, those pics are from Cannon Beach.  Hope you get your wish to move back some day. Oregon rocks!
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Re: Sandcastles!
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2010, 12:49:29 PM »
Hey Denny, now you just need a large Godzilla suit.....   ;)

Very cool - Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Sandcastles!
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2010, 06:54:11 PM »
Those look really cool.

What are the rules. Only water and sand, or do they add something to make it more stable?

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Re: Sandcastles!
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2010, 07:02:12 PM »
Thats what I was wondering. There is no way that they could use just water and sand and get that kind of detail.

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Re: Sandcastles!
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2010, 07:08:38 PM »
Thats what I was wondering. There is no way that they could use just water and sand and get that kind of detail.

Looks like that's exactly what it is.  From the contest website...

"The rules are simple. Contestants must stay within their designated plot (20'x 20' for adults). No sand may be added or removed from the plot. Only materials natural to the beach may be used in the finished sculpture."
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Re: Sandcastles!
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2010, 05:42:11 AM »
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Only materials natural to the beach may be used in the finished sculpture.

Maybe incinerating sea shells to produce quicklime allows them to make a rudimentary cement mixture?   ;D

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Re: Sandcastles!
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2010, 07:08:20 AM »
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