Monthly Archives: November 2016

Cal Bears Travel In Style

The college football season included a special game at the beginning of the season.  The game was scheduled to take place in Sydney Australia rather than the US.  Apparently, the NCAA is trying to increase interest in the sport in … Continue reading

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Crescent Lake

The drive to the rain forest from Port Angeles took us alongside Crescent Lake.  I suspect I don’t need to tell you roughly what shape the lake is but, if you don’t know, check it out on a map!  It … Continue reading

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My First Lear 75

After building on the basic Learjet family for many years, Learjet decided to update things with the Lear 45.  This was a new design for them, even if it was based on many of the original Learjet design features.  It … Continue reading

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Well Trained Dogs (or Well Trained Sheep)

Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton are home to more than just the Alameda County Fair.  They also held the Highland Games.  This was a mix of Celtic sports and other rural activities from the UK.  Part of that included some … Continue reading

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Lumps and Bumps on the Sufas

Lockheed Martin has been evolving the F-16 over the years.  It has been massively transformed from the original F-16A (which was a big change from the YF-16) to the Block 50/52 version.  The development of the F-16E/F for the UAE … Continue reading

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Trying to Remove the Traffic on the Bridge

The suspension bridge at Lions Gate in Stanley Park, Vancouver is a magnet for photographers.  I was only passing through but, as we watched the traffic moving across the bridge, I was thinking about how to get a shot that … Continue reading

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Grand Caravan Go Around – Thank-you

We spent a day in Stanley Park in Vancouver.  This was not a day for photographing aircraft but there are so many operating in the area that it is hard to avoid.  As we were walking along the shore, a … Continue reading

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Lion’s Gate

Stanley Park may be a great place to explore but it is also bisected by a major road.  It cuts up through the park before getting on to a bridge to head across to North Vancouver.  This is called Lions … Continue reading

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Have You Been Playing in the Sand?

Red Flag may be well known for the fast jet activity but the jets aren’t the only ones that get to play.  The transports also get to have a role.  One of the exercises earlier this year included the U.K. … Continue reading

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Alpaca Farming

San Juan Island is home to some varied creatures.  I swear that, as we drove down one road, we went past a camel.  We also saw an alpaca farm.  There was a shop that sold all sorts of alpaca related … Continue reading

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