San Juan Islands a Birdseye view

Yesterday I had the opportunity to go on a small plane ride over the San Juan Islands.  This was a first time experience for me.  A co-worker built an RV-7 from scratch.  It took him about 4 years to finish.  He has had the plane in the air since last March.   He offered to take me to lunch from Seattle to San Juan’s for my Birthday and of course I could not turn it down :)  Normally a trip to the San Juan’s in a vehicle will require at minimum 5 hours of travel time.  This includes waiting for ferries to take you across to the islands one at a time.  These are a few pictures from my adventure yesterday.  Chad was a great host and taught me a lot about general aviation that I never knew before.   I hope you enjoy these pictures.

This is the RV-7 that Chad built. The full story and history of this plane can be found here >>

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I have a special relationship with a Crow

I captured this footage today so that I could tell this cute story.  Over the past month this crow has been watching me play fetch with Paco and Cookie.  A couple of weeks ago after our fetch session I started holding a treat up in the air and I would go place it on the bird bath.  I would then go in the house with the dogs and observe.  As soon as I close the door he swoops down and eats the treats and also enjoys them with some water :)  That was video #1

I decided to set up the GoPro on the actual bird bath and this is what happened.  He or she (doesn’t matter) brought the kid for a snack.  It’s my guess.   This is a remarkable close up of their behavior together.  There are also a couple of bees hanging around :) I hope you enjoy this.  The only pit fall is that the crop and upload to YouTube killed the high-definition. bummer.  The raw stuff is amazing.

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I had music on in the background and I guess it was picked up by the YouTube copyright Police.  This video previously contained a copyrighted audio track. Due to a claim by a copyright holder, the audio track has been muted.

Eagle Creek Trail Oregon State

Summertime is here and I get outdoors when I can.  I’m a bit behind getting these pictures and video published but better late than never :)

This was a hiking excursion I took a couple of weekends ago in Oregon State.  The Eagle Creek Trail is about 40 miles east of Portland, Oregon along the Columbia River.  I’m happy to have had the opportunity to capture these beautiful scenery.



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