Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Bank of Ireland

Today is Saturday and I have an almost un-interrupted day of pleasure. First I go to look for kingfishers with my new lens. I then spend the morning sanding, cleaning and generally pampering the new boat, whose name cannot be … Continue reading

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My Old Man Said Follow the Van

Following the theft of my D90 and 80-400 lens in California I am bereft. I must buy camera and bird lens now. Ebay gets me an immaculate D300 and a Tokina 300 2.8 for next to nothing. New camera equipment … Continue reading

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Italians

I have been weak with excitement throughout the day. Today my new, old boat arrives. Actually I do not think I have told you about my new, old boat. She is a Scaffie, which sounds like a skin disease. http://www.honnormarine.co.uk/Scaffie/Scaffie.htm She … Continue reading

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Deification

I have been mulling over the car crash I had in California. I remember well the hurtle towards certain death. I remember the shock of impact and the unearthly silver dust that filled the car. I then remember nothing until … Continue reading

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Valley Inn

I do not like staying in conference hotels. Especially in the US where they tend to be soulless Hiltons and Marriots attached to the conference facility. Worse still, if the conference is in San Jose, which is a car city, … Continue reading

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Off-roading

So I go down to Stanford in a rented car. I get the car through a website: https://relayrides.com/  It is fun. Individuals rent out their own cars and you choose which car you would like, normally through an algorithm involving proximity … Continue reading

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For Eternity?

I have always worried about going to Heaven. I mean, what can you do for eternity without getting bored?  Maybe if Heaven was only for 10 insane years it would be a more attractive proposition.  Even that is probably too … Continue reading

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