Category: Other Stuff

Other things that interest me such as photography, maps, weather

A Cold Day on Fripp Island 2

A Cold Day on Fripp Island

Last Sunday, February 12th,  was the coldest day of the  winter. I went out before 8 AM to get a newspaper and when I got to the Fripp Island Marina the temperature had bottomed out at...

Soaring in January at Seminole-Lake Gliderport 1

Soaring in January at Seminole-Lake Gliderport

We had three straight days of good soaring at Seminole-Lake Gliderport January 24 through 26. I logged a bit over 10 hours in the DG-800 in three flights.Temperatures were in the low 80’s, cumulus...

The Clifton Gorge of the Little Miami River 0

The Clifton Gorge of the Little Miami River

This is a real treasure for hikers. In 1851,  Robert S. Duncanson  created an oil landscape there which he titled “Blue Hole, Little Miami River”. This classic painting now resides in the Cincinnati Art...

My Favorite Hiking Places in Ohio 3

My Favorite Hiking Places in Ohio

Last evening I was seated at our monthly community dinner between Ronnie and another woman who had grown up in Hillsboro, Ohio. She was surprised that I had even heard of HIllsboro. That got...

Feeling a little nostalgic about the demise of Kodak 0

Feeling a little nostalgic about the demise of Kodak

Reading about the dire straits of this once great company made me sad. I thought about all the pictures I have taken and all those old photographs I have looked at. I thought about...

A You Tube video of Caesar Creek Gorge Trail (as shown on OpenSteetMap) 0

A You Tube video of Caesar Creek Gorge Trail (as shown on OpenSteetMap)

This is one of my favorite hikes when I am visiting Ohio. It starts at the base of the Caesar Creek Lake Dam and takes about 40 minutes walking briskly. I made a video...

Mapping Fripp Island, South Carolina with OpenStreetMap (OSM) 0

Mapping Fripp Island, South Carolina with OpenStreetMap (OSM)

In December of 2010 I saw a piece about OpenStreetMap in the Wall Street Journal. I will hereafter refer to it as OSM. A full description of OSM on Wikipedia can be found at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenStreetMap. Essentially, OSM...

Fripp Island Photo Gallery Slideshow 0

Fripp Island Photo Gallery Slideshow

We live here on this barrier island near Beaufort, South Carolina.  I have taken hundreds of photos here and saved some of my favorites in this photo gallery slidehow. Let me know if like...

What Did the Old People Drive? 4

What Did the Old People Drive?

Last night I woke up during the night and decided that I should have a weblog. So this is my first post. Don’t know exactly how I came up with this topic for my...