Daily walkabout with a Nikon D5 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens. The smaller Sunflowers have wilted, and are being ravaged by a flock of Goldfinch. The tall Sunflowers, most taller than I am are still blooming and attracting Bees and Bumble Bees.
Daily Electric Energy Used (47.0 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (60.2 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Some clouds but still a net surplus of 13.2 kWh.
Weekly electric energy used (318 kWh) and solar electric energy produced (401 kWh) for a net surplus of 83 kWh.
Gone to see Europe. Semester at Sea. Fall 2012 Semester Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 10: At Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, Celtic Sea, and Irish Sea.
There were several Northern Gannets following the MV Explorer. I wanted to get an image of one crossing the full moon. I took lots of pictures, but only came close a few times. Then there was the issue of whether the moon, or the bird should be in focus.
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Gone to See North America Road Trip. Day 11: Haines Highway. British Columbia and Yukon Territory, Canada.
In order to get from Haines to Anchorage by road in Alaska you have to travel the Haines Highway through British Columbia, and Yukon Territory in Canada. As you pass through the Canadian border, they check to make sure you are not transporting any guns or knives. I stopped along the road several times to get panoramic images of the late summer landscape. The first two in British Columbia (probably toward Tatshenshini-Alsek Park). The third one was along the southern shore of Kluane Lake in Yukon. I spent the night at a RV park in Burwash Landing further north along the lake.