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Tesheiner
post Jan 12 2007, 08:46 AM
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Bay of Toil is on sight after sol 1055 drive.

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post Jan 12 2007, 09:33 AM
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Now THIS looks like an interesting spot for a picnic... smile.gif

Leaving aside the wisdom of poking Fate in the eye with a big sharp stick by naming a crumbling crater rim bay "The Bay of Toil" ... blink.gif ... here's a quick feature nickname suggestion that kinda jumped out at me...

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post Jan 12 2007, 11:56 AM
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What might make a very interesting target for a weekend (next weekend perhaps ) is what I've started calling the 'dock' of the Bay of Toil - just north of the bay a sort of 'echo' of the rim set back 10m or so. A few 10's of CM's of material.

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post Jan 12 2007, 12:05 PM
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"The dock", I like this name. smile.gif

I'm curious about that outcrop since two weeks ago. I was wondering if those are remnants of an upper rock layer or perhaps Cape Desire is "cracking" at that point and becoming a sort of "Soup Dragon" in a couple of hundred million years.
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post Jan 12 2007, 06:49 PM
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Wow... ohmy.gif

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post Jan 12 2007, 06:58 PM
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QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Jan 12 2007, 01:05 PM) *
The dock", I like this name

A Bay, The dock, a week-end, a Picnic ?
Can we just Sit on the Dock of The Bay for the week-end?

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
by Otis Redding/Steve Cropper... and some changes by Climber... biggrin.gif

Sitting in the morning sun
I'll sitting till the evening comes
Watching Oppy roll in
Then I watch her roll away again, yeah.

Sitting on the dock of the bay
Watching the time roll away
Oh, sitting on the dock of the bay
Wasting time, ah ha ha

I left my home in California
And headed for Toil Bay
Coz I have nothing to live for
And look's like nothing will come my way

So, I'm sitting on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide go away
I'm sitting on the dock of the bay
Wasting time

Look's like nothing's gonna change
Everything still remains the same
I can do what people tell me to do
So, I guess I'll remains the same

Sitting here west in East born
And this loneliness won't leave me alone
It's 200 Millions miles I roll
Just to make this dock my home

Sitting on the dock of the bay
Watch the tide go away, ooohh ooohh
Sitting on the dock of the bay
Wasting time


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post Jan 12 2007, 09:05 PM
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Here is the Pancam L2 view of the Bay of Toil.

Taken on Sol 1055.

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post Jan 12 2007, 09:17 PM
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QUOTE (Stu @ Jan 12 2007, 03:33 AM) *
Now THIS looks like an interesting spot for a picnic... smile.gif

Leaving aside the wisdom of poking Fate in the eye with a big sharp stick by naming a crumbling crater rim bay "The Bay of Toil" ... blink.gif ... here's a quick feature nickname suggestion that kinda jumped out at me...
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Stu, your posts are always such a joy to read! It looks like a great spot to picnic is the small escarpment of rock north of the Bay of Toil. Could it be a top layer of rock exposed by slumping, and therefore relatively unaltered and easily approached?
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post Jan 12 2007, 09:22 PM
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Climber you are going to make Stu jealous.


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post Jan 12 2007, 09:53 PM
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QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Jan 12 2007, 09:22 PM) *
Climber you are going to make Stu jealous.


Jealous? Hmmm, let's see... my prattling "stuff" vs Otis Reading's lyrics... only one winner there I think! smile.gif


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post Jan 12 2007, 10:23 PM
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Like I said, nice place for a picnic...

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post Jan 12 2007, 10:51 PM
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Great new view today!

The slopes of Victoria are sure messy inside the N-NE rim. Here's a crop from the latest pancams showing more rolling boulder trails, and the corresponding region from a hirise image:
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post Jan 12 2007, 11:24 PM
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There are a couple of streaks that appear to originate from a 'hole' in a large chunk of ejecta.
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post Jan 12 2007, 11:43 PM
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QUOTE (alan @ Jan 12 2007, 11:24 PM) *
There are a couple of streaks that appear to originate from a 'hole' in a large chunk of ejecta.



Alan:

I don't see that, I see simply a dustfall beneath an overhang - look to the right and there are many similar overhangs. It's just a series of slightly less eroded lumps.


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post Jan 13 2007, 02:17 AM
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Thanks for that comparison fredk. The chevron dunes (very dark in your top image) are interesting. I did not realize they would be on such strongly sloping ground. The material on the surface of these dunes seems to be the same stuff that has blown out of the crater into the dark plumes to the north and nne. (Some say underlying material that's been scraped off, I know)
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