Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I thought you could teach an old dog new tricks and get me to write a blog. I guess the key is to get the old dog to keep doing the trick, time-after-time, day-in-and-day-out, and all those axioms. I do enjoy writing it and sharing my explorations. So I really must promise to make a better effort.

I have some travel on the books with our Block Island Weekend earlier in the month, and other great adventures coming up with a tour to Churchill to view Polar Bears, a winter expedition to Arkansas to view thousands of geese, ducks, Red-tailed Hawks, and who knows...maybe a meeting with the bird of lore, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, and in March a return to Cuba to participate in a migratory bird survey. So I have lots to write about. No excuses.

Block Island Travelers

Block Island was a stupendous weekend with the largest group of trip participants we have had in recent years. Everyone was so interesting, interested, and kind, making in a pleasure to share this peaceful island with them. The songbirds were prolific and the Peregrine Falcon show was the best I have ever seen in my 20 years of travel to the island.

Peregrine Falcon by Mark Jankura

I even have a little time to do some fishing with Sam, our ten year old. We have a lake in our backyard that is stocked with fish each spring and fall; luck with us to land one of the prized "Golden" Rainbow Trout. A stunner!

Sam and the prize!

If you would like to join me on one of the upcoming adventures, please be in touch. Lots of great places to see and experience. Talk with you soon I hope.