Thursday, May 29, 2008

Camera Platform for our next project

Here's a shot of the maiden voyage of our latest piece of gear. camera platformIt's a high-tech piece of plywood wizardry floating on canoes. Kind of like the v.1 of Hobie Cats when they came out.

We will soon be starting a kayak fishing project and I wanted a stable way to get out on the water for shots beyond what I can get from land.

Friday, May 23, 2008

stacation - coming soon to a vacation near you

stacation - sta • ca • tion [stā - cā - shuh n]
  1. event that occurs close to home; may replace the family vacation;
  2. strongly correlates with historically high gas prices, as well as oil company profits
  3. may make destination resorts nervous
  4. makes paddling in Wisconsin even cooler, especially if you live here
[Origin: 2008 summer; < L stacātiōn- (s. of stacātiō; stay home and try to have fun; see stacate, -ion); r. ME stacacioun < AF]

Had to laugh when my partner Darren used this word in conversation for the first time. I believe he attributed it to some radio talk show host he had recently heard. Listen for it in a conversation near you.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The joys of small town living

One more reason to enjoy small town living. Shot taken out of our kitchen window looking over the deck and into the back yard. Obviously survived our 100+ inches of snow this past winter.