Pic of your part of the world?

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Re: Pic of your part of the world?

Post by Wimbo » 14 Jun 2019 23:29

rvb wrote:
14 Jun 2019 11:42
There was a jazzfestival in Amersfoort, the Netherlands

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Great place Holland.
Lived for a while in Leidschendam back in the 70/80's.

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Re: Pic of your part of the world?

Post by elektronikfreak » 06 Jul 2019 06:25

I live at Oeland, an island in the southeast part of Sweden located in the Baltic Sea. Most wellknown as a summer paradise for tourists. And for the castle - Borgholm Sluttsruin which was built in the late 11th century.

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And for Solliden, the summerhouse for the Swedish Royal Family.

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Re: Pic of your part of the world?

Post by Big B5515 » 23 Aug 2019 04:51

Having rediscovered my old love of the great outdoors last year, I was longing for a return visit to a beautiful, but lightly used recreation area in the Monongahela national forest I began exploring last year. I don't know if it is the higher altitude of ~3500 feet, less humidity, cleaner air, cooler temperature, or what, but I always wake up feeling more rested after camping a night or so here. I thought I would share a few pictures from my past week spent there.

I originally went with the hopes of mom, and a couple other people living here visiting for a night, so chose the more accessible site shown. Unfortunately, between a murder incident in ones family, work schedule change, and finally they got lost using the online directions on the way up, it was just me, the dog, and the radio DJs again, anyway;
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I will say that the lens shield on my phone camera has seen better days, but the radio reception up there is great, and the extra Zenith 9000Y radio I packed on hood of truck made for a improved sound stage, tuned to the same channel. Speaking of that Zenith, I still I still haven't managed to wear down the ~18 year old set of batteries it came with, even after a week's almost constant use.


And after resting up there for several days, I moved on to this site on the Alleganey Trail for a couple more days and a change of scenery.
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Up the hill was this lovely area to just build a fire and listen to music till the early hours of the morning, even some natural shelter with enough room to sit out of the rain.
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And after dark
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And finally on the last day, I felt up to a walk, and ended up 2 miles, or so down the trails, the X on map marks my camp area.
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Re: Pic of your part of the world?

Post by Big B5515 » 23 Aug 2019 05:33

To show a few more views, I'll add a second post.
At the point of that last sign, there was this trail shelter, where I sat down for a rest, and another tempting place to make camp some day, if I should feel up to the challenge.
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and a few more views from the walk back,
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I'm guessing the concrete dam in last picture might be from when the trail was a railway for logging in the past, but the unusual clarity of the water was my inspiration for the picture. I cannot even begin to describe the wild and wonderful beauty to be found in this area with the few pictures I took, like the height of some of the trees, ect. but do have a few more pictures from this, and last years outings, if anyone would like to see more.
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Re: Pic of your part of the world?

Post by Wimbo » 23 Aug 2019 05:48

How did it go. "Blueridge Mountain, Shenandoah river", I think. Great artist, John Denver.

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Re: Pic of your part of the world?

Post by Big B5515 » 25 Aug 2019 19:01

Feeling I left a few loose ends and some missing hidden beauty in the first 10 pictures, I think I will post a few more that appear presentable to better put things into perspective, here's a couple farther back from camp taken with phone showing the beginnings of a mountain stream originating from wetlands and a pond made by a old beaver dam. There is a small concrete dam before roadway that appears to have a section made from chain link fence and rocks to help strain water.
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And, a couple nice views with other camera, this one from midstream for comparison of water color and clairity between this stream, and the one on trail.
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And that pond farther up, at the beaver dam.
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and, the stream on other side of road,
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Re: Pic of your part of the world?

Post by Big B5515 » 25 Aug 2019 20:01

And, another view of what I considered a really nice primitive campsite from above, the top of the small cave, or rockpile on hill.
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And the back side of the cave from behind showing more of rockpile, I assume put there by a glacier a long time ago.
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Another angle on that beaver dam,
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And finally, one more view of camping area showing lower fire ring, and where I put my tent, ect.
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While I do like to keep things simple, I have found that the warm white LED holiday lights and a few inexpensive 5-9W household bulbs in wired sockets combined with a decent power inverter (an efficient one that doesn't interfere with your choice of radio stations) are a comforting and inexpensive camp lighting solution that is easy on the eyes. Just add some extension cords and a few plastic bags to help keep lamp sockets and battery packs, ect dry in the rain.
Even a battery powered set or so of LED holiday lights can provide enough ambient light to see your way around a dark campsite, and they use very little battery power.
(And, back a few posts, I intended to say Zenith 7000Y radio, I keep getting it mixed up with that 9000 hospital bed model # :oops: )

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Re: Pic of your part of the world?

Post by Big B5515 » 25 Aug 2019 21:01

Wimbo wrote:
23 Aug 2019 05:48
How did it go. "Blueridge Mountain, Shenandoah river", I think. Great artist, John Denver.
Artists like John Denver and CW McCall do paint a picture of the great outdoors to me in many of their songs, and of course, did get played at least once by that campfire. For that matter, since I decided to get back into outdoor activities last year, I haven't been on a campout without at least playing the Legendary John Denver 3 CD set, and CW McCall's American Storyteller CD I have copied to a SD card in my phone. Both can leave a person just wanting to head for the forests and mountains to look for natures beauty.

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Re: Pic of your part of the world?

Post by vinyl master » 26 Aug 2019 03:49

What a beautiful part of the world you live in, Big B! :)

I am reminded of the words of the great outdoorsman and conservationist John Muir...

"Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature's darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature's sources never fail..."

Truer words were never spoken! =D>

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