Coast to Coast Day 8: Orton to Kirkby Stephen

The weather forecast was great for this 12-mile day, so it was really disappointing when Dean reluctantly decided he needed a rest day as he had severe toe pain. He was able to get a lift with an Australian couple who were staying at the same pub. Unfortunately, the next B&B did not open forContinue reading “Coast to Coast Day 8: Orton to Kirkby Stephen”

Coast to Coast Day 7: Shap to Orton

Today was a refreshing change and a relatively short one at 7.8 miles in just less than 4 hours. Most importantly, the whole team was hiking together again! The walking was across moorland and relatively flat farmland on spongy grass, allowing the legs to recover from the Lakeland rocks. While we are still in Cumbria,Continue reading “Coast to Coast Day 7: Shap to Orton”

Coast to Coast Day 5: Grasmere to Patterdale

[If you receive this by email, you might want to click the title above to read it in a browser, especially for the embedded videos which don’t display well in email. Today, I was lucky enough to get some drone footage so I have included a few short videos. Hope you enjoy!] Today we completedContinue reading “Coast to Coast Day 5: Grasmere to Patterdale”

Coast to Coast Day 1: St. Bees to Ennerdale Bridge

It took us just over 7 hours to walk these 14.5 miles. The weather was kind, providing some beautiful views while also giving us a taste of how English rain can be cold and wet. The highlight for everyone was the walk along the cliff tops of St. Bees Head, looking out over the IrishContinue reading “Coast to Coast Day 1: St. Bees to Ennerdale Bridge”

Barker Dam: Checking out my drone for our Coast to Coast trip

(If you receive this via email, it works better if you view it by clicking the title above. Embedded videos don’t work so well with emails.) After our Grand Canyon trip of 5 days, it took me another 5 days to sort through the footage on my computer and post on Instagram, Relive, and thisContinue reading “Barker Dam: Checking out my drone for our Coast to Coast trip”

How I Shot the Sunrise With My Drone

This is a quick description of how I shot the sunrise photos I posted separately. Most of the work is done by a DJI Mini 2 drone and in Adobe’s Lightroom software, both of which I am quite new to. This was my second attempt to take sunrise photos from our house. I’d had aContinue reading “How I Shot the Sunrise With My Drone”

Sunrise Over Downtown Houston

Waking up this morning before dawn to catch the sunrise, my first thought went to Louisiana as Hurricane Ida bears down on them. My photo feed yesterday brought back memories of Harvey, and there are many comparisons between Ida and Katrina which made landfall 16 years ago in the same week. I prayed for safetyContinue reading “Sunrise Over Downtown Houston”