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La Jolla Shores Diving – The Main Wall

September 18, 2018 by
La Jolla Shores Diving – The Main Wall

I’ve had a few weeks and over that time, I’ve done a few dives. Pretty quick after the initial attempt, I hit the mark and found the main wall. I made two dives back to back and apparently had great … Continue reading

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Exploring Joshua Tree

September 11, 2018 by
Exploring Joshua Tree

Now that I live in San Diego, Joshua Tree National Park is only a few hours away so I’ve got the access to spend more time there exploring. Last weekend I set out to do some scouting for my upcoming … Continue reading

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Sunset Surf Photos

September 4, 2018 by
Sunset Surf Photos

If I’m honest, today was my second day trying surfing photography. I played around once a week or two ago mid-afternoon with not great light. I’ve been waiting for an evening with appropriate weather and when I’m free to head … Continue reading

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Failing the Main Wall

August 29, 2018 by
Failing the Main Wall

New house, new city, new dive sites. I’ve started to look for actual dive sites here in the San Diego area instead of just falling off the beach (not that it’s bad). The first site (the one that seemed the … Continue reading

Tags: egg sack flounder ikelite la jolla main wall moon snail sand scuba shark underwater

Turtle Time at the Marine Room

August 22, 2018 by
Turtle Time at the Marine Room

Adrian and I try to go snorkeling regularly (waiting on her dive gear for diving regularly) and the spot we’ve been hitting is the shallow sea grass area just south of the Marine Room. Every time I’ve hit the water … Continue reading

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Hot Times in Caprock Canyon State Park

August 16, 2018 by
Hot Times in Caprock Canyon State Park

Caprock Canyon State Park feels like somewhere I’ve spent a lot of time, but looking at my photos, I’ve only really been there a couple of times. That isn’t surprising since it is a 7 hour drive (each way) from … Continue reading

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Hitting the Water in San Diego

August 3, 2018 by
Hitting the Water in San Diego

I’m excited. For the first time in my life, I live within easy reach of shore diving in interesting waters. San Diego isn’t necessarily a world class dive destination, but it has some amazing sub-surface sites to see. The First … Continue reading

Tags: abalone fish ikelite la jolla lobster scuba sculpin sea bass underwater

The Wonder of Children

July 31, 2018 by
The Wonder of Children

We have friends in Seattle. My wife’s college roommate lives there with her husband. We like to visit. It’s been a while, but I’m feeling nostalgic so I figured I’d share a set of images I never shared in any … Continue reading

Tags: children editorial kids mt rainier national park olympic portrait washington

Teardrop: Move Day

July 25, 2018 by
Teardrop: Move Day

The day I’ve been racing to be ready for is here: move day. The trailer is at least basically ready. The lights are wired up, the doors and hatch all latch. Time for a 1324 miles drive. I left Austin … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Bureaucracy Day

July 21, 2018 by
Teardrop: Bureaucracy Day

The day has come… It is time to get a VIN, a Title and Licenses Plates! That means today is Bureaucracy day! Or, if you like, you can call it Stand In Line day, or Which of These 10 Forms … Continue reading

Tags: bureaucracy diy license paperwork red tape teardrop title trailer vin
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