Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
08-08-2019, 07:16 AM - 3 Likes   #1
Pentaxian
normhead's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Near Algonquin Park
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 33,392
Heading out....

A brief farewell, I'll be off grid for 19 days....

Taking the K-1 and Tesa with her K-5, and a Nikon 130 AW for in the boat.(The fact that I can recharge it from my solar panel is a huge plus.)

The DA 55-300, DFA 28-105, 21 ltd. DA 35 2.4, and 100 macro and a SIrui 105 lightweight tripod. 77 kms paddling, over 20 km of portages., the most noticeable being named "Heart Attack hill."

I'm sure I'll have lots of photo when I get back. We are taking 7 batteries and an extra 100 gigs of memory cards, and a solar recharging system for AAs and AAAs for flashlights, one of the cameras, GPS and phone or iPad as well as a Spot emergency system. Altogether 19 days. And yes we have someone to water the flowers in case you were thinking of volunteering.

08-08-2019, 07:34 AM   #2
Photo Forum Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
photolady95's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cruiing the forum watching his back
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,980
Are you taking the dogs too or do you have someone to look after while you're gone?

Sounds like a fun time. Is this a vacation or business?
08-08-2019, 09:42 AM - 3 Likes   #3
Pentaxian
normhead's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Near Algonquin Park
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 33,392
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
Are you taking the dogs too or do you have someone to look after while you're gone?

Sounds like a fun time. Is this a vacation or business?
This is vacation, made possible by Tess taking out clients last week. We work 5 days, that pays for 3 weeks.
We are leaving 2 dogs....already 54 pounds in dog food for the early portages. And 4 dogs are crazy stupid together in a boat, never again. One jumps over the side for some reason and they all go. Then you have 15 minutes rounding them up and getting them back in the boat. We'll take Tripper an Misty and they'll be close to us and on leashes. We can both handle one dog each in a boat.

This is our first real trip since my hip replacement, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Tia and Jesse are really good friends, they'll be able to comfort each other while we're gone, and they have weeks of experience staying at Rick's place.

Tell whatever mod looks after me these days they can take a break.

Tess' client trip. At the end of the trip we'll be coming home on the same water taxi. And that's our new light weight red canoe.

Last edited by normhead; 08-08-2019 at 09:47 AM.
08-08-2019, 10:08 AM   #4
Pentaxian
timb64's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Here, there and everywhere.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,284
Good luck Norm,look forward to you sharing the photos.

08-08-2019, 08:34 PM   #5
Pentaxian
Just1MoreDave's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Aurora, CO
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,466
I hope it still feels lightweight after the portages. I tried to pick up my completed wood canvas canoe. It was supposed to be 75ish pounds , feels like 100 pounds, definitely not putting that on my shoulders.

The water taxi is an interesting all-wood construction. Open gunwales and ribs like a canoe, looks like cedar planks glued up with fiberglass like a cedar strip canoe.
08-08-2019, 09:02 PM   #6
Photo Forum Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
photolady95's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cruiing the forum watching his back
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,980
Sounds like u need this vacation,


I can understand dogs playing follow the leader jumping out of the boat.

Can't wait to see all those photos you two are going to take.

Be careful and stay safe.
08-09-2019, 02:44 PM   #7
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
ChrisPlatt's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Rockaway Beach NYC
Posts: 5,972
Advantage: Film

IMO using film cameras would make things so much easier...

Enjoy the trip,
Chris
08-28-2019, 12:46 PM   #8
Pentaxian
normhead's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Near Algonquin Park
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 33,392
Original Poster
Hey I'm back, what did I miss?

For anyone who has been out with us on the Water taxi, and remembers Mat the driver, he's off today ex[ectig his second child. It's the first time in 10 years a driver other than Mat has taken us up or dropped us off.

08-28-2019, 12:49 PM   #9
Journeyman Cat Wrangler
Loyal Site Supporter
SSGGeezer's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Maine, U.S.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,903
QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Hey I'm back, what did I miss?
Not much! The usual Pentax is Doomed crowd is out and about, but a bit quieter than normal, but the Pentax is developing something for me too slowly crowd is getting louder as the year progresses, so all in all, not much different than when you left!
Hope you had a good time and enjoyed the peace and quiet.
08-28-2019, 12:51 PM - 2 Likes   #10
Pentaxian
normhead's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Near Algonquin Park
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 33,392
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by SSGGeezer Quote
Not much! The usual Pentax is Doomed crowd is out and about, but a bit quieter than normal, but the Pentax is developing something for me too slowly crowd is getting louder as the year progresses, so all in all, not much different than when you left!
Hope you had a good time and enjoyed the peace and quiet.
Funny, I didn't think once about those topics while I was away.
I let Tess plan this trip, by day 10 I was ready to use the emergency beacon for a fly out and just pay the ridiculous emergency (if they don't have to take you to a hospital you pay thousands) rescue fee and eat mac and cheese till next year. But I didn't and we made it out.

We had incredibly high highs, incredibly low lows. Link to a long trip report will follow, when we get it done.

Last edited by normhead; 08-28-2019 at 12:56 PM.
08-28-2019, 02:03 PM - 1 Like   #11
Pentaxian
RoxnDox's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Gig Harbor, Washington, USA, Terra
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,743
Glad you survived the trip! Got any good photos of that water taxi? It looks like a beauty with cedar strip (?) construction...
08-28-2019, 02:08 PM   #12
Seeker of Knowledge
Loyal Site Supporter
aslyfox's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 14,891
Eagerly awaiting the news about the trip

glad you all got back in one piece
08-28-2019, 02:20 PM - 2 Likes   #13
Pentaxian
normhead's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Near Algonquin Park
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 33,392
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by RoxnDox Quote
Glad you survived the trip! Got any good photos of that water taxi? It looks like a beauty with cedar strip (?) construction...
Algonquin Outfitters has three or four of these Cedar Strips, I believe they are made in Powassin Ontario. I'll get specifics if you want. We are pretty good friends with the owners of Algonquin Outfitters, and their employees. Jimmy the owner gives me a 10% discount I didn't even ask for. I've played volley ball with Chris and Mat, a couple of their employees.

My favourite image....
08-28-2019, 07:35 PM   #14
Pentaxian
RoxnDox's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Gig Harbor, Washington, USA, Terra
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,743
Thanks for the pic, she’s a beautiful boat... If I was in the market it’d be nice to have one, but I’m not.
08-29-2019, 08:49 PM   #15
Pentaxian
Just1MoreDave's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Aurora, CO
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,466
Save your money for the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Show, there will be plenty of opportunities!
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
da, system
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Macro Heading out eaglem Post Your Photos! 2 09-26-2018 01:42 AM
Cityscape 22 heading to Clareview FozzFoster Post Your Photos! 6 08-02-2018 10:52 AM
Heading to Charleston S.C for a few days trying to decide what gear to bring BullsOnParade81 General Photography 18 03-11-2018 10:08 AM
Nature Cows heading out for the green pasture melander Post Your Photos! 10 05-24-2016 06:53 PM
Heading out to Sea suggestions? vievetrick Photographic Technique 31 04-28-2008 07:32 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:35 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top