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Old house, Drumhead

There is no snow. I doubt many people are complaining. For once I am not going to adopt a dissident view. I’m sure lots of people want to get their snowmobiles fired up but I’m equally sure the majority of people would be happy with a continuation of the mild winter we’ve experienced so far. Lower heating bills make people happy. Less shoveling and plowing means less aggravation and less expense. Safer driving conditions are always welcome.

I had hoped, however, that by this time of year it would be possible to begin skiing and snowshoeing. These activities will permit me to write on new topics as well as access places not easily reached in any other season. Snow will permit me to photograph familiar places that have been transformed with a completely different look. (more…)

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Old Boat, Goldboro

I didn’t do much hiking in Goldboro. My main source of exertion dealt primarily with getting my motorcycle bogged on a soupy road. The machine weighs 500 lbs, has no reverse gear and does not remain upright on its own. The ruts and overhanging alders made it impossible to get turned. So for a few minutes I leaned against the thing, catching my breath not exactly sure if I should keep going forward. I decided being stuck meant being stuck, if it was worse 50 meters on I would not be much worse off. If I found some hard ground I would be able to get turned and continue on with my day.

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