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A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Dollars

Or at least that’s what they seem to cost.

Over a year ago Brandon and I decided we wanted both video and stills for this trip. We spent an inordinate amount of time discussing what pieces of equipment and which accessories to take in order to best utilize our weight allowances and avoid lugging about massive bags of camera gear. We settled on the video camera sans lights and battery pods, and my aged but trusty Canon point & shoot rather than the bulky Nikon DSLR, since my skill level just doesn’t seem to justify the 24kg of camera gear that the DSLR would entail. In order Continue reading A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Dollars

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Great Barrier Reef Diving

I’m still out on the boat right now so this won’t get sent for a couple of days yet but things are going well. We missed our last flight and so ended up with a full day in Sydney before flying to Cairns – neat city – but caught our liveaboard without issue (we had generously padded our travel arrangements to account for this). The morning before boarding we took a very long sky tram over the rainforest, in the rain so as to have the most realistic exposure to the environment, and explored the area for Continue reading Great Barrier Reef Diving

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More on Salmon

Brandon and I went diving in the lake yesterday, near the Methodist Church.   We were trying to find a site where, allegedly, the guy I bought my house from had found some WWII china.  We spent about 35 minutes peering through a pretty concentrated algal bloom, dense enough that it was hard to see the bottom and keep up with one another.  When we could see anything at all, we spotted a lot of micrometer-sized fry, and one or two parr that were rather interested in our fingertips, but for the most part we didn’t see Continue reading More on Salmon

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Diving the Baby Islands

Some of our dive group finally got a chance to dive somewhere in the Aleutians other than Unalaska. We’ve talked about something like this for two or three years but have never been able to coordinate a boat, the right weather and enough people to make the trip worthwhile. Yesterday we finally had our opportunity. Captain Bill of the Puk Uk took five of us to the Baby Islands, a three hour or so steam from town, and anchored near the middle of this group of five small islands. We knew in advance that though it’s quite Continue reading Diving the Baby Islands

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