I had heard there may be some pumice along the shores of Summer Lake so tonight Chico and I set off in the drizzle to see for ourselves. We didn't find any pumice but there was this interesting metal ball in the water and a little bit of green is starting to show. Please observe a moment of silence for my old cheap camera - after three pictures tonight it breathed its last and I retired it for good. It was a faithful companion through two trips across North America, Alaska to Maine and back, and a year of Dutch Harbor picture taking in all kinds of weather. I definitely got my $100 out of it. I'll be using Goldfish's old camera from here on out - a Canon PowerShot S50 - quite a bit better than my old one but a bit harder to slip into my jeans pocket on the way out the door to walk the dog. She's moved on to a Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Elph, a fantastic camera if anyone is in the market for a very compact point and shoot. Someday I'll move up to a digital SLR - I just worry about the sea air, the weather, the sand - I don't want to spend my time outside worrying about fancy equipment.
We're pretty excited out here on the island; my sister is coming to visit in July and Goldfish's Mom is coming in August. A bit of company is just the thing to get me motivated on a few home improvement projects I've been pondering. . . . .
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