Thursday, February 28, 2008

Snowy weekend in the mountains

I went with some friends last weekend to the mountains south of Lake Tahoe to snow shoe and cross country ski. While we were there, it snowed a lot. Can you tell what is in the picture to the right, which was taken towards the end of the snow storm? Click here to see a picture out the same window before the snow started.
先週末友達とタホ湖の南の山に遊びに行った。そこに滞在している間、大雪が降った。右にあるの雪の終わりごろに取った写真には何か見られるか? 同じ窓から一日前の写真はここにある

The picture to the left was out the back door of the cabin, which wasn't getting any use during the winter.


Saturday, February 16, 2008

What's wrong with this picture?

I went kayaking on Thursday with a friend. Found some interesting conditions to paddle in. Part of it is shown in this picture - can anyone tell me what looks weird?

We paddled out past the Golden Gate Bridge toward the Ocean. Had a nice view of the moon rising behind the bridge on the way back in.


Sunday, February 10, 2008

Sylvia did good!

We use various types of water bags when we kayak camp, but prefer ones that are flexible so they can fit in the odd spaces of a kayak. The top of the line one is the MSR Dromedary line of water bags. But they are expensive - a 6 liter one is some $35.
カヤックのキャンプする時色々な水袋を使う、でも曲げやすい形のはいいだろう。一番いい水袋はMSR Dromedaryだ。でもとても高い(普通1つは$35ぐらい)。

Sylvia was up in Canada a few weeks back and saw a sale of 2 for $10. The catch was they were missing part of their cap. She bought them figuring we could find some way to fix it.

My first step was to contact the manufacture and see if they do sell them. They say they do, and the part is only $0.25 per piece (we need 2), but they have a minimum order of $10. Rather than going through the hassle of doing an oder, they just sent me out the parts for free! Yeah - 2 Dromedaries for $10!