HDR of the creek where the salmon are running.
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Of course, it wasn't the ideal time of day ... I went in the early afternoon, instead of at first light ... but where there's enthusiasm, there's hope, right? ;-)
So I drove about 40 minutes from home, turned off the main road and followed the unfinished, but only slightly corrugated, side road onto a farm.
Through three gates - always leave gates the way you found them - and onto what can only be described as a track.
My trusty Subaru Baja had no trouble negotiating the backroads, but it doesn't have the clearance of the bigger 4x4's so I have to watch that I don't get high sided.
At the end of the track, I turned the truck around, got my gear out, and went fish and bird hunting.
Although I did see a couple of bald eagles, up close, I wasn't ready to shoot. And once I was ready, they were gone. Typical.
I did, however, get the opportunity to try out my new (surprise delivery by my lovely hubby) waterproof p&s camera, a Fujifilm XP10.
This is the best of the underwater shots -
going to need to practice with this thing!
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Shortly after it started to rain and I had started driving away, I thought the car sounded a bit strange. So, once I'd got off the single-track (couldn't stop there because if someone else had some along, they'd not have been able to pass), I stopped to take a look. Sure enough, I had a flat. Must've pinched the tyre somewhere along the way, bouncing around the ruts. No problem ... I've changed tyres before.
Huh! Not a Baja tyre!
So I resorted to doing what any woman would do - I read the manual!
As I worked through it step by step, slowly but surely, two kind gents from Spur Valley Golf Course stopped to give me a hand. Chivalry is not dead! Thank you to Brandon and his boss for the help!
PS: They had to consult the manual, too!