... at Bar Taco in Port Chester to celebrate Crispy's fantastic report card that came in the mail today :)
Monday, June 27, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
From what this camera has shown it can do in the pool, I'm quite hopeful that we should get some pretty good footage when we go to Dutch Springs in a couple of weeks :)
Yay! I get to start an hour later and finish an hour earlier :)
I'm trying out a couple of new camera apps as my old favourite (Pro Zoom 5X) doesn't play well with the new CyanogenMod 7 software I'm now running on my phone. This one is Camera Advance Lite.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
I took it along to my tune up tonight to try it out for the first time. I'll do a fuller review of it later, but for now here's a very hastily chopped together 5 minute video to show what it can do :)
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
(06/16/11) SCARSDALE - County police are investigating a body found in the woods near the Mamaroneck Avenue exit off the Hutchinson River Parkway today.
Officers spent the afternoon scouring the trails inside the Saxon Woods Park where they say a jogger happened upon the body of a man in his 40s dressed in walking or jogging attire at around noon
Police say they do not know how long the body has been in the woods, but say the man's death does not appear suspicious. According to investigators, it is possible the man died of natural causes.
It is the third person found dead in the Hudson Valley this week.
By late afternoon, detectives blocked off a portion of the park while they searched a blue Toyota Camry belonging to the deceased man. The car was later towed away.
Apparently it's a bit more macabre than I thought- the cop and the town truck left as I was getting out of the car so I mosied on over to see and the satellite truck tech says they think they've found a body in the woods!
I shall have to check the news when I get home.
I've just pulled up at Saxon Woods to walk the dog to find a News 12 satellite van, a police car and a flatbed tow truck pulling a car up onto it. It's probably as simple as someone didn't set their parking brake and the car rolled into the woods, but I'll go check the scene when I finish my walk and everyone's gone ;)
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Just watched the last Doctor Who of the first half of series six- awesome!
Gotta say, I think Rory
We won't mention the return of the Spitfires-in-Space (I think I made my feelings about them very clear!).
But well done Steven Moffat- I wonder if he had all this worked out when he introduced River Song in Silence in the Library?
Melody Pond, well, well, well....
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Walking around Saxon Woods we just came upon a HUGE wild turkey- this thing was bigger than Holly!
She chased it off the path to the left, then, as I grabbed for my phone, it came back at her and she chased it off the path to the right- shame my phone camera was just too slow to catch it :( But as I type this I can hear it gobbling away to itself in the undergrowth.
Friday, June 10, 2011
But now I get to join him! Jackie's Father's Day gift to me is a weekend diving in a flooded quarry in Pennsylvania in July. It's called Dutch Springs and it looks like a fabulous place: they have sunk all manner of things to make the diving interesting- from a helicopter and a small plane to a tractor and a school bus. We're going to go with a group from the dive shop that Crispy's instructor runs who are going to do their certification dives, so we'll camp and socialise with them, and they'll bring gear for us to use, but then we'll have the choice of diving with them or just going off and doing our own thing as a diving buddy pair :) Crispy is all set, but as I haven't been in the water with gear since Tobago, I will have to do a refresher pool dive in a couple of weeks in the Rye Y pool.
THEN, I've just got off the phone from booking a half day's diving while we are in North Carolina in August! I had sent emails to a bunch of Dive Shops down there, and I picked these people, Discovery Diving, as they seemed very positive and were fine with Crispy's depth limitation (until he's 12 he's supposed to go no deeper than 40'). So we are booked for a dive, most probably to the ship above, the SS Indra, a Landing craft repair ship that was sunk as an artificial reef about 6 miles off the NC coast in 1992. Although she's sitting in 70' of water, her deck is at 30', so she'll be a perfect dive for us :)
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
I gave Crisp my Canon S2is to use, and he took some really good shots- he seems to have an eye for it :)
Here is his picture of me taking a picture of him, and my picture of him taking a picture of me-