Archive | December, 2012

2012 in review

31 Dec

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.  This is my first blog and was created as a way to do more about writing and to learn about blogging and phlogging.  I had a adventure riding out to Vancouver and back; great ride and a few friends and relatives did read along as I rode and wrote.

Here’s an excerpt:

 This Windtogo  blog got about 2,000 views in 2012.; so not bad first my first attempt.


Planning my ride for next summer 2013

7 Dec

I’m planning a return trip to

this coming summer.  Hopefully I’ll be able to explore some of the more remote south shore villages of Newfoundland between Burgeo and Hermitage and ride along the coastal roads on the Burin and Avalon Peninsula.  In 2011 I enjoyed  12 days on the island exploring the western shore and this time I’ll follow-up on a local suggestion, to ride from Port aux Basques to the end of the road near Rose Blanche.   I seem to have a passion for getting to the ends of roads just to see what’s there and find out why.  It’s not too complicated in NL; either there is the sea,  a river or lake, or a steep rocky mountain.

NL south


Fuji X10 at Buck Lake

5 Dec

I’ve been reading “Photographer’s Guide to the Fuji X10” by Alexander S. White and it very helpful.


slightly used Datsun pickup

The Fuji manual available in pdf  or the same as a printed copy that comes with a new X10 camera and is nearly useless in comparison to this book available which costs about $35.

Experimenting with a polarized filter.

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