81 Years of Looking for Nessie

Seen today, April 21, 2015, on Google.com…

Click the image to search for Nessie on Google!
To celebrate the anniversary of the famous “Surgeon’s Photograph” of the creature from 1934, Google Maps released brand new 360-degree imagery from the legendary lake…even below the water! Click here to search on Google Maps.

On this day – May 2, 1933 – Loch Ness Monster sighted!

1934 Loch Ness monster photo Although accounts of an aquatic beast living in Scotland’s Loch Ness date back 1,500 years, the modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster was born when a sighting on May 2, 1933 made local news. This photo was taken the following year, in 1934, by Lt. Col. Robert Kenneth Wilson and was published in The Daily Mail.

If you’re thinking of traveling there to take a look for yourself, check out this great article on the Clan Gregor Society website. If you find her, make sure to let us know!

Pipes & Sticks on Route 66 project news

pipes and sticks on route 66

Even though the trip is over and the film is “in the can,” the good folks who are making this epic documentary still need your donations to get it finished.  Producer John McDonald (ON THE DAY:  The Story of the Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band), has been keeping the project updated on the original Kickstarter site.

Go take a look at the photos and read the stories here…I’ll wait.

Pretty cool, right? I got to follow them on the trip virtually by reading the updates and getting a fun set of postcards from each of their stops along the way.  😉

According to their latest financial report, they are still in dire need of more donations to cover the expenses already incurred as well as the cost to hire a professional film editor. Please consider donating either now or sometime in the next few months. Every little bit helps!

zozi – take yourself on an adventure!

Here’s something fun you might want to check out. I just signed up for a digital photo class and Seattle city photo tour on a site called zozi. It’s kinda like Groupon, but is more geared to learning and having physical experiences [such as yoga, salmon fishing, wine tasting, adventure vacations, etc].

When I was on jury duty a couple of years ago in downtown Seattle, I would go out on my lunch breaks to take photos with my little Canon point-n-shoot. But this will be way better with a guide/instructor and my new dslr and zoom lens. 😉 Zozi has experiences listed in lots of cities…maybe yours, too.

If you click on the link and sign up, BOTH you and I get a $10 credit to spend with them on another class. It’s not real money but it will encourage us to take another adventure or learn a new skill…

Welcome Mari!

May was an eventful month for our family…

A new granddaughter…

a vacation…

and a nasty virus (I’m better now!).

Gypsy Sailors heading for the South Seas

My good friend Marilyn, and her hubby Russ, recently put everything in storage, rented out their house, and took off sailing away to the South Pacific and tropical beaches…on a five year or so journey to wherever the trade winds blow them.

In days of yore, communication would be the odd letter or post card. Today, we can e-mail through the short wave radio and track their journey online through a marvelous site called ShipTrak. Every once in a while, Marilyn gets to a port with wifi or an internet-capable library and uploads stories and photos to their blog. In this way, we get to travel with them virtually.

I love technology…thank you , Internet! Now, if only we could get smell-a-vision invented…


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