Four Wheel Camping

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Four Wheel Camping

I purchased my first Four Wheel Camper pop-up, the Eagle, around the year 2001, along with a new Toyota Tacoma, and have been enamored with this combination ever since. The rig was fully capable of going anywhere the four wheel drive system would allow, and provided a handy full-size bed, mini-kitchen with two burner stove, a small refrigerator that could run off of AC, DC, or propane, and a forced air heater very...

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Friday, October 23, 2020
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

On Thursday, October 22nd,  I ventured out with my friend Sandra Coveny to enjoy a beautiful cool fall day at the Oak Bottoms Wildlife Refuge in Portland. 

According to Wikipedia:
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge is a city park of about 141 acres (57 ha) in southeast Portland, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Located in a floodplain along the east bank of the Willamette River near Sellwood, the park is known...

Sauvie Island Sandhill Cranes

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Sauvie Island Sandhill Cranes

On Monday I decided to check out a report of there being a thousand Sandhill Cranes out on Sauvie Island, west of the city of Portland. Given they move around a lot, and that the state wildlife agency manages a large area of the island as a refuge and wildlife area,  they could be just about anywhere. Unfortunately, I could hear a lot of them off in the distance, but no where near the roads I was taking. Eventually...

Summer Lake Hot Springs with my new Olympus OM-D E-M1X camera

Monday, October 19, 2020
Summer Lake Hot Springs with my new Olympus OM-D E-M1X camera

I visited Summer Lake Hot Springs in October in order to begin learning the ins and outs of my new Olympus OM-D E-M1X micro 4/3 SLR camera. The camera came out about a year ago, and I wondered whether the additional weight and size would offset the advantages over my previous OM-D E-M1 Mark II. In a nutshell, I am entirely please with the new camera, there are so many advantages that the larger size (which is an advantage...