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Final Ride

A few days ago I removed the battery from my motorcycle and declared to Carol that I was putting it away for the winter. I decided it wasn’t worth taking unnecessary risks on potentially icy roads. I also didn’t want to expose the machine to salt. I discovered from late season riding last year that it is particularly corrosive on brakes. The cost effectiveness of the machine decreases rapidly when I have to replace expensive parts that wouldn’t ordinarily have any issues. By physically removing the battery the temptation to use it would be gone. (more…)

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I could not resist the appeal of double digit temperatures yesterday afternoon and set out on my motorcycle. I poked around on back roads while never going very far from home. I mapped my route here.

Middle Manchester

I parked the bike numerous times but the highlight was walking along the shore of Chedabucto Bay. I think the day time high was fifteen degrees and as I walked it felt more like summer than December. The warm air, lapping waves and gentle breeze seemed exceptionally nice. I sat for a little while on a rock just soaking it all in. (more…)

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Fox Island Main

When I write about a hike it is always with an attempt to make it coherent and interesting. For someone reading a post coherency is quite important, you won’t understand what I’m trying to say if it’s confusing or unstructured. I have found, however, the truth of hiking (and just being me in general) is that chaos is a far more common reality. When I leave the house I usually only have a vague idea of where I’m going to go, when I park the bike I may go fifty meters and not make a photograph, or I might sit and look at an attractive though non-photogenic scene (hard to describe and boring for all but me while I’m actually there) or I might walk for several kilometers because some distant feature has caught my eye and I’ve become curious. Occasionally I get part way to a spot only to have it begin raining which yields a big flop. Sometimes I am blown away by what I find. Sometimes I’m pleased with an accomplishment such as a long bicycle ride. Mostly I make sense of it after the fact and I leave out the boring, negative, unappealing details. If a hike turns out not to be interesting I don’t mention it at all. (more…)

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Dot's Place, Sonora

Earlier in the summer I cycled to Sonora. After reading my post a resident kindly offered me access to her property so I could photograph more of the area. For months it was in the back of my mind to return. The closest I came, until yesterday, was Wine Harbour when my daughter and I were out with our cameras. Finally, I made it. Dot welcomed me and said I could cross the lawn to gain access to the river – I guess it is still the river even though this would be all salt water so close to the ocean. She said she’s been enjoying great sunsets lately and I believe her, the property faces west with a perfect view across the water.

Dot's Place, Sonora

My thanks to Dot Mahar for sharing her lovely location.

Dot's Place, Sonora

While in the community I poked around a little more, always nosey and interested in finding more photo opportunities. (more…)

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