It’s been quite a while since I wrote an entry here, and even longer since I regularly updated. But, given my activities since I bought my sailboat and the upcoming cruising plans, it really is time for an update, and hopefully the start of some somewhat regular updates. I would really like to get into the habit of writing weekly entries or even more often once cruising life has begun.Continue reading
It happened sooner than I expected, but during December I bought a sailboat. Currently still named Eleven until I decide on a new name, she’s a 2008 Catalina 42 mkII in stunning condition.Continue reading
Well, clearly by the lack of posts since that last one, things have changed. Quite a lot, in fact.
Life often doesn’t go as planned, and plans are derailed or go awry. But, I’d like to start using this blog again, so without going into more detail than needed, here’s the short version of what’s happened, and at least what I think is coming up:Continue reading
If you’ve known me for a few years previous to this blog post, you’ll know that this whole birding and photography hobby is actually relatively new. In fact, getting into it was something of an accident: in September of 2013 I purchased my first DSLR. Originally I’d gotten it because I’d just left my job and was taking a several month break before looking for a new position. I’d also just adopted the second of my two parrots, and really wasn’t satisfied with the photos I was able to take with either my smartphone (at the time and still as of this writing the excellent HTC One) or an older Panasonic Lumix.