Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Here is a better link to the Canadian Rockies posts

Yesterday's post provided a link to Post #1 of my two week Canadian Rockies trip. See the post below this one.

Unfortunately the link was broken because some of the characters were missing. For about an hour it didn't work, until I corrected it. That link in yesterday's post will now get you to Post #1.  But it will not get you to Post #2, which was published an hour ago.

So, I have keyworded all the posts "west2012", so if you use THE BEST LINK below at any time, you will get all the posts in chronological order, most recent on top.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Travelogue of my trip to the Canadian Rockies

Full and upfront disclosure: this trip was not a fishing trip.  I am only posting this information here because I know many of my readers follow my photography Web site and blog, and many others are simply outdoor people who like to travel to beautiful places.

I won't belabor the point past this one short post on

My wife and I spent two weeks in June in the Canadian Rockies and I have just finished a series of about 14 posts for my photography blog, to be “published” at the rate of one per day.  I’ve taken a travelogue approach whereby I include a map each day of where we traveled and the pictures are not intended to be necessarily the “best ones” but ones that might tell a story of the journey.

I just uploaded the first post and it is here:

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

A beautiful sky today.

It was early afternoon when I saw this forming against the bright blue sky. I was float tubing in a farm pond. I was happy that this cloud broke apart a few minutes later.

Now, five hours later (and about four hours after I stopped fishing) we are having quite the stormy weather.  Thunder and lightening galore.  I hope it brings in some dryer and cooler air, as we've been over 90F for five days now.  (Again, I should feel pretty lucky when I compare our weather here in New England with some of my Internet friends in Texas and other draught stricken areas.)

This is one of those times I wish I'd had a better camera with me, as I might have captured a bit more detail in those clouds.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A few pictures from Tuesday's day trip to New Hampshire

8 a.m. breakfast at Poor Boys' off Rt. 93 at exit 5 in New Hampshire.
Not a meal for anyone on Weight Watchers.  This shows Poor Boys' Specials
for each of the three of us!  That's six plates for three people.
In some parts of the world this would feed a small village, I would guess. 
I didn't eat again until 5 p.m.


Paul and Jim



I frequently skip the tail on my parachutes.  I think this looks more like
a terrestrial than anything else... but I'll never know what the fish think.
Actually, I think this format makes it easier for small sipping fish to suck in the fly.

8 p.m.  Twelve hours after that big breakfast and we were done fishing and heading home. 
Somehow we got the idea to stop at Dairy Queen.  I don't think I want to do that
too often, however.  But this Parfait hit the spot.