Discussion in 'General Bushcraft Discussion' started by Wasp, Jun 20, 2018.
Frog in farm pond, north central Kansas.
Elk River Hiking Trail, Elk City, Kansas.
A long time ago I paid off from a deep sea British Tramp Ship which had voyaged to Australia, New Zealand and home via the Suez Canal. I had always sailed deep sea, never coasting in smaller vessels so I decided to try to get the summer nearer home and so I signed on to a small 'coasting vessel' of 800 tons or so. I joined her late one evening and when I asked the Bosun where we were bound for, he said...Paris...
Hang on! I thought, there are bridges that don't open or lift all the way up the River Seine, he's obviously joking.
Little did I know that after we had crossed the English Channel and arrived in France we would spend the day preparing for the voyage up river... and under the bridges of Paris.
Three photographs from long ago. Everything above head height on the little ship was either lowered, including her mast obviously, or taken off it's base, like the ventilator that I sat in for the photograph. Standing on deck it was possible to jump up and touch the underside of the bridges as we shot under them at about 8 to 10 knots to defeat the strong current...
That’s an awesome picture!!
My daughter and her husband visited me over Memorial Day weekend. They are both Marines.
A valley quail hiding in the grass today in the yard. See it?
Spent fathers day on a local creek chasing trout with my boy and my pops.
...And as random as they come. A flock of peacocks that showed up on my property a couple years ago.
Can you circle it in red to give us a hint?
What!! You have to go to zoos to see ‘roos?? We see them all the time. In fact, over here, you sometimes have to shoot them. And be careful when you are driving...in the country...you may hit one. And, they do leave big dents!
Sadly (or not??) we don't have mobs hopping about.
Rocky Mountain National Park
A sign I found in the woods.
Old Sheldon church Beaufort SC?
I like ‘roos, but in Canberra they even once had to cull them as there were so many.
Almost makes you wish there were some of those extinct marsupial lions eh?
I was wondering if anyone would figure it out. I always like stopping there when I'm in the low country.
Originally built in the middle 1700s. I think about 1757 or so.
This weekends trip to Cape Cod
So, does this mean I can park here now?
That would be my story.
Abandoned school near the Irish Wilderness in Missouri. I suspect the teachers were no nonsense, no horseplay in that school.
Here in Sussex on the South Coast of England we have not had any rain for about a month and daily temperatures, as in many parts of the Uk, are in the mid 80's F and well above at times, something of a heat wave for us...
The green Downland and valley where I live are starting to look decidedly suntanned!!
The usual colour is this...
Now the land needs rain..
Too hot during the day to ride my bike wearing my usual leathers, so an evening ride in the cooler evening along the country lanes was in order.
I've known this Oak tree for over 60 years. Once it was green and living, now it's skeleton stands guard over the surrounding meadows. To see it shining under a bright Moon is unforgetable.
Some more of our recent glamping trip to Cape Cod
Traffic at the Bourne Bridge. A 20-25 minute delay. We were lucky. Sometimes the delay could be hours.
Welcome to Cape Cod.
Interesting reflection of a jet contrail shadow on the clouds.
My buddy has a cottage in this little community loomed over by these disgusting wind turbines. A recent addition that will be there forever. There are two more to the left and eight more to the right.
Clearing fallen tree with tractor and chainsaw on road to the cabin.
Checking out a new trail i started this fall for the Samurai.
oh and sassy helping clear vegetation
Nosara, Costa Rica
I've been into flowers lately .
My 3 ladies.
And my 4th.
Harpers Creek at Camp by MJGEGB, on Flickr
Vistas for Days by MJGEGB, on Flickr
Spring in Tree #2 by MJGEGB, on Flickr
Summit3 by MJGEGB, on Flickr
St. Marys Falls Wide by MJGEGB, on Flickr
Camp one Camp Axe by MJGEGB, on Flickr
Bacon by MJGEGB, on Flickr
Ice Along the Trail by MJGEGB, on Flickr
Fire Good by MJGEGB, on Flickr
Stony Man Summit by MJGEGB, on Flickr
Grubbing on the Trail by MJGEGB, on Flickr
Spiral Back Thief by MJGEGB, on Flickr
In the middle of the Danube river, summer 1978.
Ha ha. Still there?
You ought to run over an armadillo with a VW. It got real interesting for a while.
Top of White Pass Skagway, AK American and Canadian border.