water accessibility

Take a trip to Navagio Beach

Navagio Beach, or Shipwreck Beach as it is known, is undoubtedly the most famous beach in Greece, and home to the wreck of a ship that ran aground here in 1980. It is only accessible by water, but is definitely worth the trip to see the beautiful cove and spend time on it’s white sandy beach. 

Although you need to take your own amenities as there are no facilities… and the only little bit of shade you’ll find is in the shadow of the wreck. 

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Promptis headcanons

ok first can we talk about how much the boys must love water (Prompto always photographing Noct in front of the water ingame and ofc Noct x fishing)

  • imagine both of them going camping while in highschool and Prompto’s delighted because it’s the first time he really goes out of the city apart from school excursions and this is a huge deal for Noctis too because his father actually agreed to let him go?? On his own?! (PEACEFUL TIMES)
  • So they choose to go camping near a river, so that Noctis can fish and Prompto will take so many pics of the scenery, Noct will get mad at him bc the fishes are going away because of him but really he’s just so happy he’s out there with his bestfriend
  • NATURAL WATERSLIDES
  • Prompto splashing water at a napping Noct. Yes this ends up in a terrible waterfight
  • Prompto staying still in the water and suddenly he feels ?? Small things pecking at his skin ?? And in 30 secs this turns into 20 small fishes eating his dead skin
  • “Noctis do you think they’re gonna eat my freckles too ??”
  • Noctis suddenly being very aware of all the freckles that cover his friend’s body
  • Noctis blushing 
  • “O-of course not”
  • MIDNIGHT BATH and there are fireflies all around them
  • Regretting sleeping under the sky next to the river the following day bc they didnt plan to get THAT MANY bites from mosquitoes (you can bet your ass next time they’ll bring some anti mosquitoes products)
  • For the time being they’ll sleep in the tent
  • hiking up the mountain by following the river stream and Prompto litterally c r y i n g when he sees the view from the top and Noctis just hugging him from behind without saying a word
  • Watching the shooting stars from atop of the mountain while chatting about very personnal stuff
  • Prompto loving being massaged (unlike Noctis -throwback to Galdin Quay-) so at night in the tent Noctis will give Prompto massages after their long day’s walk and if you dont think Prompto moans and Noctis is hella flustered and stops everything then you’re very wrong
  • both boys trying to be subtle when they try to close the gap between their sleeping bags at night
  • ends up with both of them being milimeters apart but not doing the last move
  • You can bet in the morning they’re snuggled together
  • Prompto waking up first but being prisoner of the royal arm around his chest and yes he tries to break free (#nohomo) but he’s just ?? HELD EVEN CLOSER ?
  • And obviously he can’t win bc it turns out all those trainings with Gladio really did good for Noct’s muscles
  • So you have a sleepy Noctis and an overthinking (and hungry, maybe also wanting to pee) Prompto also very bothered by how cute Noctis is with his bed hair
  • the astrals shipping the fuck outta those two rn
  • Eventually Noct wakes up and is face to face to a Prompto who may or may not have been trying to get a taste of Noct’s lips bc anyways Noct was asleep ?? But he woke up just before it happened
  • They can feel each other’s morning breath on their own lips (which, let’s be honest, smell bad) and woooooo INTENSE STARING
  • Noct just kinda presses the hand he already had on Prompto’s back and Prompto can feel his heart beating even faster than it already did bc now Noct’s closing his eyes and oh my oH MY IS HE GONNA ???
  • fall back asleep
  • That Royal asshole
  • can you hear this sound yes it’s Prompto’s heart breaking in two
  • (that’s what you get for trying to take advantage of a sleeping prince, blondie)
  • Prompto finally goes outside the tent and is met by rain and yeah his day couldn’t have started in a worse way
  • But the weather’s still very warm so he takes off his clothes except for his briefs and wristband and stands outside
  • How long he stands there he doesn’t know
  • He suddenly has a lot on his mind and he’s angry at himself because this week end was supposed to be a special time with his bestfriend why did he have to let his feelings in the way
  • But next thing he knows Noct’s there too ??
  • “Couldn’t sleep with the rain. Let’s go”
  • Prompto doesn’t ask questions and just follows him a bit farther into the woods
  • That’s when he notices Noctis is also only in his t-shirt and briefs so he offers a silent prayer to Shiva to thank her for his view on the royal ass
  • And they finally reach a small waterfall with a large pond. It’s very humid and you cant see clearly the other end but Prompto has a feeling there might be more to it. He can hear frogs croaking 
  • Noct just offers him his hand, and although Prompto is intrigued and still a bit sulking, he lets him lead him into the water
  • When they’re midwaist and Prompto still doesn’t know where this is all leading to, Noctis tells him, a slightly bit anxious “ok, on three we go underwater. Keep your eyes open. Three…”
  • “but Noct you know that with my eyes-
  • Doesn’t matter here. Two… ONE !”
  • Noctis drags him underwater by force with his hand. Prompto, taken aback, forces himself to open his eyes, trusting his bestfriend. And then he sees.
  • Everything is light. The fishes are luminescent, shiny frogs are passing by him, and he feels safe in this water, almost at… Home. Noctis points him to rarestones that are emetting their own light. He’s never been more amazed. And flowers are growing from the bottom. Actually, they’re growing everywhere they can. Soon missing air, the boys quickly come back to the surface. Back to the dull and misty pond, assaulted by rain.
  • “Dude what was that ?!!
  • -Ok, you know the legend of that florist who died at the hand of the bringer of destruction?
  • -Yes it’s a classic
  • -So you know her true love left her dead body in a pond. Well now the legend has it that, when it rains, it means people are still mourning her death, and if you come to a pond pure enough with the person you love  then under those circonstances you can enter the realm of wonders her spirit built. Iris showed me the pond”
  • The last part had been said way more quickly than everything else. Prompto slowly processed the information
  • “Oh. I hope you and her will be happy…”
  • Prompto thought he had seen what was underwater only because he was with Noctis. Not because his feelings were reciprocated.
  • Noctis, eyes wide and suddenly very unsure, added “but Iris didn’t see what was underwater ! Only I did. Because I was the one she loved. It works only one way. I didn’t tell her I saw it, though. … But you saw the flowers, right ?”
  • “Yeah… I did !”
  • Noctis looked at him and couldn’t hide his smile any longer. “So did I.”
  • Before he let his tears slip out, Prompto jumped at Noctis’ neck and brought him underwater. There, they exchanged a look that meant more than any word could say about their mutual affection, and it was as if the water brought them closer for a kiss only the flowers witnessed.

…. So yeah, Promptis and water are important to me.

Thought on Altean Pools....

I’ve been pondering over the infamous pool scene we got in season 2 and trying to come up with a reasonable explanation on why the hell Altean pools are upside down. And the only logical thing I can thing of is that for Alteans, pools are only used in a decorative fashion- not for actual recreational use as Lance and Keith both thought. I mean look again at the room…

Look at all that empty space! I imagine that it’s very possible that the so-called ‘pool’ room once actually functioned as a private party room, complete with a pretty, shimmering reflective ceiling that would look absolutely gorgeous in dim lighting.

Which brings up another point- that there is a good possibility that Alteans can’t swim.

No, think about it. We know that Atlea does not have rain from the conversation that Lance and Coran had, but we know from Allura’s memories that Atlea has an abundant plant-life so it’s possible that the water they receive come from harder to reach locations such as glaciers or ground water, but they don’t have rivers, streams, and lakes like Earth does- easy access water that have allowed humans to venture into learning how to swim to adapt and survive. 

So with this new information, I wonder what Allura and Coran were thinking when Keith and Lance found out about the pool room from them? Did they think the boys were interested in the ceiling artwork?xD

Trump photo-shopping his hands bigger and not caring about genuine issues like

Kinda proud of my city right now. My brother has Down Syndrome and is in a lot of programs and things made for people with special needs so this is super cool to me.

We’ve had the world’s first ultra-accessible amusement park (It’s called Morgan’s Wonderland) open for a few years now, and they’ve just opened the first ultra-accessible water park too.

Literally everything in the parks is designed for every single person to be able to use. The rides, the attractions, everything. All wheelchair accessible, sensory friendly,The mascots of the park are superhero kids with crutches, wheelchairs, visual and hearing impairments, even a service dog sidekick.
They even worked with researchers to create a lightweight, air-powered, waterproof wheelchair so that wheelchair-bound people can use the water park without getting their own equipment messed up.

Anyways I thought it was really neat and I wanted to share.

anonymous asked:

Can you explain why Europeans were much more technologically advanced than the indigenous populations of Africa? I mean, these cultures hadn't even invented sewage systems, which is something the Romans were able to design and implement in 800-735 BC (a long fucking time before "the white man" colonized it)... I mean fuck, without "the white man", they would probably still be in the fucking bronze age.

I don’t really know what kind of history books bigots like you read.

The Great Libraries of Timbuktu? The steel metallurgy of the Haya? Dentistry? Caesarean section? Premature neonatal care? Mathematics, architecture, engineering? The goddamn Pyramids? All of Egypt?

I know it’s hard for a racist like you who imagines “technological advancement” to be some kind of end-all-be-all, or proof of some “inherent intelligence”. I know, I know. It’s hard to imagine, but Europeans have been drawing knowledge from everyone around them since the dawn of time. What did you think ended the Dark Ages?

Your magical (read: white supremacist) idea of a purely ‘white’ Rome never existed.

Nevertheless…

The Minoan culture on the island of Crete between 1500-1700 B.C.E. had a highly developed waste management system. They had very advanced plumbing and designed places to dispose of organic wastes. Knossos, the capital city, had a central courtyard with baths that were filled and emptied using terra-cotta pipes. This piping system is similar to techniques used today. They had large sewers built of stone.”

In case you needed further clarification, neither the Minoans nor other (later) Greeks were ethnically uniform. They also had the first flush toilets, dating back to 18th century B.C.E. They had flushing toilets, with wooden seats and an overhead reservoir. The Minoan royals were the last group to use flushing toilets until the re-development of that technology in 1596.

Oh, and look the Maya had indoor plumbing, acqueducts, and pressurized water too. I mean, you can ignore that the area Maya lived in had little to few rivers, no lakes or standing water, nor other sources of running water, while simultaneously dealing with monsoons and flooding due to one of the heaviest yearly rainfalls in the Americas.

Classic Maya even used household water filters using locally abundant limestone carved into a porous cylinder, made so as to work in a manner strikingly similar to modern ceramic water filters.

Of course, by this time millenia later none of your precious “white people” had developed any methods besides shitting in pots.

Continuing,

the earliest archaeological record of an advanced system of drainage comes from the Indus Valley Civilization from around 3100 B.C.E in what is now Pakistan and North India.

By 2500 B.C.E (almost 5,000 years ago), they had highly developed drainage systems where wastewater from each house flowed into the main drain.

All houses in the major cities of Harappa and Mohenjo−daro had access to water and drainage facilities.

Waste water was directed to covered drains which lined the major streets directed to covered drains, which also lined all major streets. Each home had its own private drinking well and its own private bathroom. The mains that carried wastewater to a cesspit were

tall enough for people to walk through.

Reservoirs, a central drainage system, fresh water pumped into the homes. Pools. Baths.

It was made from bricks smoothened and joined together seamlessly. The expert masonry kept the sewer watertight. Drops at regular intervals acted like an automatic cleaning device.

Filters for solid waste.

Sorry, what were the British doing up until like, 200 years ago? Shitting in the streets? Oh yeah. I mean, I could get into how by the Shang Dynasty (roughly 1600 B.C.E.), China had sophisticated plumbing including

pressure inverted siphons.

Or into the city of Amarna, Ancient Egypt. Or Persepolis, Persia and the Achaemenids in 600 B.C.E. But, I mean, it sounds like the only one still in the Bronze Age is you.

Submission for My Town Urban Legend

In Bellingham, WA, there is a coal miner urban legend that Ive only heard through word of mouth. It’s common knowledge that there are coal mines under the city that were in use late 1800s-early 1900s. Bellingham sits against Bellingham Bay, and the legend is that around the time the coal mines closed, there were tunnels that went under the bay, and that one day it sprung a leak. Since the Bay is  deep water access, and for some other reasons, the leak could easily become catastrophic, so the managers of the mine sealed up the flooding areas, and later all the tunnels that went under the bay, with the miners still inside. The miners that died in there then cursed the town that if you are born in Bellingham, you will die in Bellingham.

There are a couple of strange components to this also. Everyone I (born in city limits, lifelong local) know who was born in Bellingham has come back. My friend lived five years in Virginia and it was a fluke he ended up back in town, and now he can’t leave due to a variety of reasons. My mother traveled all over the country and wanted to settle down in DC, but she came back and has been her for 30 years now, and despite wanting to move to the coast, hasn’t had the opportunity. 

I also got curious about this urban legend last fall, so I did some snooping in public records and the library. The city has maps of maybe 1/3 of the coal shafts and tunnels. Most of the maps were lost in the Great Fire in San Francisco (a company there owned the lions share of the mines, rest were split between small time local owners). But there are maps that are just gone. Weren’t in SF or part of those mines, no reason the city should have lost them, there’s never been a calamity like that. They’re just gone, and with them the knowledge of some of the tunnels under the downtown area which, consequently, is right up against Bellingham Bay.

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6. URBOSA’S HAND

- Ah, well… you certainly got here fast. I should have expected as much, from the princess’s own appointed knight. She was out on a survey all day today. Still as the sands now… So? Spill it, boy. Have the two of you been getting along all right? It’s OK, I know. Your silence speaks volumes. She gets frustrated every time she looks up and sees you carrying that sword on your back. It makes her feel like a failure when it comes to her own destiny. Don’t worry, it’s not like you carry blame in any of this. It’s unfortunate. She’s put in more than enough time. Ever since she was a young girl, she’s gone through rigorous daily routines to show her dedication. She once passed out in the freezing waters trying to access this sealing power. And she has nothing to show for it. That’s the motivation driving her research. I’d be doing the same thing. She really is quite… special. You be sure to protect her with your life. It’s quite the honor. The night brings a chill, it’s probably time we take her in. Or…
- Urbosa! What was that?! Did you feel that?! *sees Link* Wait, what- How did you- What are you doing here?! *Urbosa laughs* What, what’s so funny?!