This was the final view looking back down at the ocean at Usal Creek on the way out.
We stopped here to take out the four-wheel hubs after we got back on the main road, highway one heading south.
Today I needed to do some weeding as they grew a lot while I was away. I needed to cut some cords for the weed mower so I started with that.
I installed a set of cords on the machine and gassed it up and I was ready to go, after a short break.
This was the area that needed weeding the worst so I started with it.
It looks a bit better now. I continued with other parts of the yard until my hurts said to quit so I did.
I heard a commotion out on my driveway. It was Tom moving some woodchips to his garden across the highway. We are getting a lot of woodchips now. Tom said he had to cut one guy out as we were getting too many.
Nursing a sore hip
I spent most of the afternoon sitting around and resting as my sore hip was hurting and made it hard to bend down to work on things. That sore hip got worse when I jumped down from my van when I returned home.
Making a new shelf board
This evening I cut some boards to size to make a new shelf board for my new fold down shelf in my van. I didn’t like the plastic cutting board one I made before the trip as everything slid off it too easily, so I decided to make one out of wood and replace the plastic one. Otherwise I like the new fold down shelf real well.
After getting the two boards cut to size I got the epoxy out and glued the boards together and clamped them up for drying.
Tonight I need to go out and put this broody hen and her eggs into a plastic tote box nest so she can do her thing to make some baby chicks.
A Sony AX33 4K, a video camera that takes stills too. What am I doing with that? I take pictures from my Kayak a lot. I found I was missing interesting shots, because my pic was being processed in my camera, before it would let me take another pic. Since I like to take what I call action stills, I bought this camera to take videos, that I could make stills out of, but, as a bonus, this camera also came with buttons to just take stills and that's what I mostly do, unless something is real interesting or too far away for my still zooms. My digilat zoom setting for video goes to two hundred x, and sometimes I need that, but usually, I only use the 10x lens zoom. Because this camera is HD and 4K, the quality has to be real good and it has a lot of stabilizers on it which really helps out a lot for taking pics on the water.
The other thing it has that is a must is a view finder and I had to buy Sony's top of the line cam to get it. This is a must for taking pics on the water, as you must hold the camera as still as posible and putting that eye piece to the eye forms a tripod with your arms that helps a lot. The eye piece is also a must as it works way better than a LED screen to see what you are taking a picture of in the daylight as the LED screens wash out easily in sunlight.
I also have another video camera, a Canon VIXIA G30. I use them both to mostly take stills. The Sony takes higher resolution stills than the G30. That was a bit of a disappointment as I bought the G30 to replace an older camera I dunked in the river, but then had to buy the Sony to get higher still picture resolution that the G30 was lacking.
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