Re: [OM] IMG: First outing in 3 months

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: First outing in 3 months
From: Wayne Shumaker <om3ti@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2020 11:45:46 -0700
Very nice. I had to search what a Tardigrade is. I like that shot and Katya 
(and of you of course). It's good you got out. I remember long ago, as a kid in 
the early 60's?, exploring some of the islands around Puget Sound. And all the 

I know many people (here in AZ) that don't want to wear a mask. And look at the 
AZ statistics.

I typically don't wear a mask outside when mountain biking on trails. Being in 
open air is much safer than the bar. I had the virus in mid January, before 
there was any expectation that it was here already.


At 6/26/2020 08:55 PM, Peter wrote:

>The State of Washington has reopened its state parks. We are still keeping 
>away from other people, But "they" are now saying that outdoors is fairly safe 
>as long as we keep our distance. So, we went on our first outing since early 
>March. Destination: Deception Pass State Park, about 1.5 hours drive north of 
>Seattle.  It was wonderful to get out of the city and into nature, and feel 
>like human beings again.
>Deception Pass is a saltwater channel between two large islands. Tidal 
>currents can run in either direction, the setting is beautiful, and there's a 
>bridge over it built during the Depression, with help from the Civilian 
>Conservation Corps. The bridge is undergoing maintenance right now, but is 
>still open. Here are a few shots from our visit.
>A diving sea lion, taking advantage of the currents that funnel fish into the 
>central channel:
>Me, appropriately attired:
>Katya and Tilly.  My wife refused to be photographed with a mask. Here we far 
>well away from anyone else, so the masks were off:
>I thought this driftwood log looked like a Tardigrade (Those cute 
>microscopic"Water Bears").
>A speedboat doing what speedboats do:
>Taken with my Olympus E-M5, which remains blissfully unaware of its impending 
>orphan status, plus Panasonic 25/1.4 or Olympus 45/1.8. Enjoy!
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