Monthly Archives: December 2010

Black Vulture

How often do you miss things because you are not looking properly? Turkey Vultures are everywhere in the US and Mexico so when I see a vulture I just go, huh, Turkey Vulture. You get used to things and often … Continue reading

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Troubles come not as single spies but in battalions

This is a fish, of which I caught many before things started to go discordant. The first indicator was that my faithful ITouch went catatonic. Nothing I could do would make it speak to me. In addition it seemed to … Continue reading

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Fish soup

I always order Fish Soup if it is on the menu. There are many varieties. In France you get a brown sludge of ground up fish heads and bones decorated with croutons and roux. Spain however you get fish broth … Continue reading

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Oh no, Seagulls

They are the birdwatching equivalent of a difficult report that you really do not want to write. You push it aside and hope it will go away. Neither reports nor seagulls do so. Seagulls look much the same, differ in … Continue reading

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The Long But Not Winding Road

Did you know that the Beatles’ ” Long and Winding Road” was inspired by Paul McCartney’s drives down Kintyre to get to his farm.? You have to love the names of places in the South West. I start in Buckeye, … Continue reading

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Xmas on the Road

I have guilt about being in a car on Xmas day. But things being as they are, US based family has gone to the Philippines and Europe based family is well, in Europe. Should I hang around in SF and … Continue reading

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Cabin Fever

Geologist Cabin is an exceptional place to spend a couple of days.It is a first come first served deal, if nobody is there then it is all yours. It is very clean and touchingly people have left behind everything you … Continue reading

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Dutch Oven

The Geologist Cabin is as about as far away from anywhere that you can get. First go to Death Valley, then drive 40 miles up some bad news 4 wheel drive trail and you will see it on the right … Continue reading

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Statuary

The ride back from Irving to the house takes me through Golden Gate Park. It is a great ride past trees, meadows and loads of statues. I have always meant to stop and check who they are and so today … Continue reading

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Panic on Irving

I am beginning to panic. My time in San Francisco is rapidly coming to an end, yet I have so many restaurants still to eat in.  There is only one thing to do – eat hard. Let’s go to the … Continue reading

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