Posts

Showing posts from 2024

Southern Africa!

Image
I was successful getting to all 8 planned countries! South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Namibia. 14 Days, 13 Flight Segments, (Shortest flight --15 minutes, Longest flight 16 hours), 2 rental 4x4s.

My Morning Walks

Image
I was recently reminded about the importance of frequent walks. Its a great multi-dimensional therapy, and it is still free. This possom startled me the other day on my walk. I was in my zone, mostly looking down and passed just inches away from him. The hissing and pointy sharp teeth convinced me to do a double-step away. I often visit the many trains that pass through town here in Duluth GA. This particular train is a "milk run". It has about ten cars. It makes its way up from Inman yard in Atlanta to service the many business through this corridor. Many business get their deliveries through trains here. Train runs are not limited to the mega-huge enterprises, inland ports and Amtrak service. These are smallish operations. Some examples include cardboard manufacturing, scrap metal, drywall manufacturing, lumber wholesaling, and cement deliveries for making concrete.

African Adventure and Satellite Location Tracking

Image
I don't usually post too much about upcoming travel. I am making an exception. Next week I am going on an eight country trip in Southern Africa. It's a solo trip. It's quite complicated and plans are just that --plans. Reality makes its own plans. Below is the URL of my rented satellite GPS messenger ( Spot X ) The URL will track and show you my location for two weeks starting Feb 6th, 2024. You will need to zoom in on Southern Africa. https://maps.findmespot.com/s/Y3YX

Relief from North Atlanta in North Georgia

Image
I spent some time in Northern Georgia this past week. I had a great Southern Style breakfast at Ross diner and was captivated by the condensate clouds from the power plant in the cold dry air.

Canary Lake Duluth, GA Drained

Image
We drained Canary Lake on which my home has frontage. Generally speaking, all lakes in Georgia are man made by means of building a dam. Canary Lake is no different. We are assesing the silt levels and other maintenance items. Time to get some dock work done. We will get it filling back up in a couple of weeks. It has been 22 years since it was last drained. I was hoping for some artifacts to surface, but nothing of any significance has appeared.

N733XE

Image
It appears "MY" plane is toast. I was not flying it. I am pretty upset about it nevertheless.