Monthly Archives: November 2014

Station Oak Island – North Carolina

We visited Pieter at United States Coast Guard Station Oak Island in Oak Island, North Carolina on Thanksgiving Day. The station is manned by 44 Coast Guardsmen with two 47-foot Motor Lifeboats (MLB).  The 47′ MLB is self-righting, carries a crew of four … Continue reading

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Beekeeping Photos

Photos taken over the last 6 years of beekeeping.

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Badwater Basin, Death Valley, California

Can you find the sea level sign in the above photo? I circled it for you. Another salt flat south of Badwater. And a relative of the campground scrounger. And then we left Death Valley.    

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Titus Canyon, Death Valley, California

The Titus Canyon drive is a 26-mile, one-way drive down a gravel road.  The last eight miles drop 4,000 feet through Titus Canyon.  Only recommended for high-clearance vehicles. Mary and I dropped the camper and took about 3 hours to … Continue reading

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Stovepipe Wells Campground, Death Valley National Park

We arrived at the National Park Service Stovepipe Wells Campground in the dark.  Driving the desert in the dark, mostly downhill was slightly un-nerving. While eating breakfast we had two visitors. A big, black Raven who was used to getting … Continue reading

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Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California

Alabama Hills are about 5 miles west of Lone Pine, California.  If you watched the old Lone Ranger TV series, Hop-Along Cassidy, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, Rain Man, or Tremors, you have seen Alabama Hills. Leaving Lone Pine … Continue reading

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Bodie, California

The day we spent at Bodie, California was absolutely amazing! On the way to Bodie from Bridgeport we had an unexpected encounter with a few strays. Be prepared!  The last three miles are wash board gravel. This was the first view we … Continue reading

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International Sighting Number 2

A nice mid-1950s S-120 pickup.

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Bridgeport, CA

We left Markleeville, California and headed towards Bridgeport, California for a few nights. Amazing how straight and empty some of the roads are, with an occasional old, sometimes abandoned homestead. The courthouse is still used today.  On the street behind the … Continue reading

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