Monday, September 28, 2009

Another Mendo trip

I took another trip to Mendocino for some sea kayaking. Excellent rock gardening there, with lots of caves and tunnels. Below are some pictures and a video compilation from the trip.

Bill V. getting close to a blow hole.

A great heron hanging out on the kelp beds.

A couple of oyster catchers, showing off their reddish-orange bills.

Video compilation of some highlights from the trip:

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Friday, September 04, 2009

New York City

Went to NYC over Labor Day weekend. Lots of tourist stuff, plus a chance to visit my dad (who lives about an hour north of the city). Had decent weather. Some pics below:

Times Square at Night. I like how they removed a bunch of lanes of traffic and made it into space for pedestrians. Definitely much more tourist friendly.

Brooklyn Bridge with the Manhattan Bridge in the background - from the Brooklyn side.

Statue of Liberty - looks like her torch is burning the clouds off.

View downtown (towards Wall Street) from the Empire State Building

A WWI Era boat we took a cruise on with my dad.