Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Camping for one night only

Not so long ago I went on a brief overnight camping trip into the mountains to the north east of LA. I was joined on this trip by my friends T and S, one of whom was in charge of driving! The point of the exercise was to hike to a natural hot spring that occurs in the area. Geological map of the region which makes the location obvious: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-293/sanbern_map.pdf
In the end we found the springs and they were glorious. On the way back we were rewarded with a terrific SoCal sunset over some spikey mountains. These, and a few other nice views along the way I managed to capture in my soon-to-be-replaced camera gloria, and can be found here: https://picasaweb.google.com/105494084231616659850/CampingWithTAndS
Might be worth a trip back there some day. One of the nicer hot springs I've ever visited; a distinct lack of boreholes and concrete!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Photos and wrap

All the photos from my recent trip to Europe are now uploaded. They can be found here.
Individual posts are now all hyper-linked for extra efficient reading/photoing. All panoramas were stitched together with the freeware tool "Hugin". 
In addition, there's a composite album of photos I took of a small stuffed cassowary in some interesting place nearly every day.
For no particular reason, I did not take substantial quantities of video during this trip, so there are no videos in particular awaiting upload. :(
This probably marks the last major trip I do with my trusty Canon Powershot A530 - bought in November 2006 and carried with me ever since. I'll probably eulogise it more thoroughly when its eventual replacement is obtained.