Category Archives: Video

Everglades Sail Kayak Trip 2016

This was my twentieth trip (!) to the Everglades and as always it was eventful. I was accompanied by my Brother Mark from Sacramento. We headed out on a beautiful day but storm warnings were on the horizon. [Gallery] This map shows our planned four night route and what actually happened! The third day it rained several […]

Everglades Kayak Trip December 2015

Took a short trip, first ever in December. No winter yet, temp in the 80s and therefore lots of bugs. <frown> Half this Photo Gallery is from a day trip on the upper Turner River, which was new territory for me… Our route was Halfway Creek to Crooked Creek Chickee to Watson Place to Jewel Key and out. We saw lots […]

Awesome Virtual Pluto Flyover!

Hint: This is HD, view full screen!

Barred Owl Outside My Window

We frequently see and hear Barred Owls (Strix varia) in the trees around our house. Yesterday one decided to take a nap right outside my window! Video is pretty good considering I was shooting tangentially through window glass. [Gallery]

Solo Everglades Kayak Trip 2015

My eighteenth trip and my first solo! I finally made my way around Cape Sable, and explored some new places along the way… [Gallery] I started out at Flamingo, where the marina is split in two by a dam. I put in on the north side and proceeded up the Buttonwood Canal to Coot Bay. From […]

Dead Sara – “Weatherman” (Live in Studio)

Best hard rock I’ve heard in years!

Lucid, Engaging Explanation of Net Neutrality by Vi Hart

This is the best exposition I’ve seen of the recent about face by the FCC and what’s at stake if it should become reality. Major take home… ISPs Are Common Carriers! They should be regulated as such. She also answers the question why we in the US pay so much for so little? Directly out […]

Galapagos Islands 2013

We recently visited Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. After many hours of editing the first complete Gallery of Photos is ready. I will add to this post periodically. Here is my overview of selected highlights… We arrived about noon and proceeded to nearby Black Turtle Bay where we saw Sea Turtles, Sharks, and Golden Rays […]

Lumix TS4 Waterproof Camera Review

Review I recently purchased this waterproof camera to take along on my kayak trip to the Everglades. It cost just under $300 online. The results so far are impressive, especially the high-res video. After a month I’ve become pretty familiar with its basic functions, but the PDF-only manual is thick and there are lots of […]

Everglades (Sail) Kayak Trip 2013

Just back from the Everglades with highlights too numerous to relate them all here. For a start I think we’ve hit on the perfect mode of transportation—pedal kayaks with sails! The only downside compared with a canoe is getting on/off the chickees. In every other respect they were superior to canoes and even other types […]