Walks of the Pandemic

Panolyman

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We've got a public footpath running through our garden and we've created a bit of a woodland area at the start of it.
It's mostly used by dog-walkers but several families have started using it as a form of exercise during the current crisis, as it forms part of a loop around the village.
My wife and I have only walked the route once, when we first opened it up around five years ago. One section goes through a farmers field, which had been heavily ploughed and my wife fell off one of the hidden furrows into some stinging nettles. At the time, she had a bad hip, hurt herself in falling and swore never to walk it again. Hence, we normally walk a different circuit of the village.
However, today I suggested we do "our" footpath route and happily there were no mishaps. My wife is a former Intensive Care Nurse who specialised in infection control, so I should have guessed that she would take some anti-bacterial wipes to slather on the gate catches and handles.
I imagine we'll revert to our normal route for the next five years. :rolleyes:
The first photo is of the woodland patch (which should have a bit more colour in a few weeks) and the second is trekking across the field back to our house.
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Took a couple of snapshots while my wife, granddaughter, dog and I went for a walk in the forest of a place called Windhorse Farm. In such a place, one sets the rest of the world aside for a while.

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As of one hour ago, we won't be aloud out like that mate. Home for one month at least. Go for a walk on the street or in the yard and that's about it unless its the supermarket. The police will be checking vehicles if you are out and about. We certainly won't be able to travel 20 -30 km in the car in NZ.

All the best your way Ron.

Danny.
Danny and @Bidkev ,
Doesn't sound like NZ Coast Guard wants to have boaties about on the water either. Understandable for them since kind of hard to social distance during a rescue. Bummer though, I'm a member of a NZ sea kayaking club and I know several of them we're planning some nearby paddles.
Take care, didn't get down quite as far south this time but would love to meet up, next year hopefully,
Eric
 

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My wife and I returned to Alaska from NZ about 3 weeks ago. We actually considered staying there, but decided we best return to AK since we both have aging parents, and our summer business. We cut the rest of our travels--US East Coast to visit grandkids and to the Pacific NW to see Crystal's mom. I think we made the right call, as we got through San Francisco and Seattle airports w/o catching anything, or even having any of the airline drama that started very soon after.
Our life in Peterson Bay has not changed much in the short term. This time of year, only one other family lives in the bay and while we visit occasionally outside, we do keep our distance. So as long as we stay in PB we are really not locked down and have been out paddling most days in the spring sun. We have a freezer full of dall sheep and caribou, and plenty of last fall's salmon, only lacking all those wonderfully fresh veggies we so enjoyed in NZ. I suppose we will have to go across to town at some point, but are not looking forward to it.
Here's a few I took from the kayak yesterday.
Great thread Ronnie, good idea.
Take care all,
Eric

BTW: we think Jacinda's doing an awesome job.
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Went for a walk around town today. The silence was unusual, more than a little odd, but not as depressing as you might expect.
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My wife and I returned to Alaska from NZ about 3 weeks ago. We actually considered staying there, but decided we best return to AK since we both have aging parents, and our summer business. We cut the rest of our travels--US East Coast to visit grandkids and to the Pacific NW to see Crystal's mom. I think we made the right call, as we got through San Francisco and Seattle airports w/o catching anything, or even having any of the airline drama that started very soon after.
Our life in Peterson Bay has not changed much in the short term. This time of year, only one other family lives in the bay and while we visit occasionally outside, we do keep our distance. So as long as we stay in PB we are really not locked down and have been out paddling most days in the spring sun. We have a freezer full of dall sheep and caribou, and plenty of last fall's salmon, only lacking all those wonderfully fresh veggies we so enjoyed in NZ. I suppose we will have to go across to town at some point, but are not looking forward to it.
Here's a few I took from the kayak yesterday.
Great thread Ronnie, good idea.
Take care all,
Eric

BTW: we think Jacinda's doing an awesome job.
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Great captures. I really don't need to leave my place for probably 3 weeks if I pushed it. Sucks because I don't really have any of my own winter adventure gear yet, just been snagging stuff from the store when I need something (we have a huge rental fleet of gear). But we can't get into the store and they announced closing after the store had closed for the day, so couldn't get in and get anything. But I will be going to the store next week because I will be out of milk and my fat kitty will bug the shit out of me if she doesn't get her milk in the morning. FYI, I only buy milk because of her.
 
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We went for a walk at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve. Lots of wildlife out and about and another beautiful day in Arizona.
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We also took a walk at Zanjero Park. They have a Burrowing Owl habitat. They rescue these owls and build burrows for them using plastic pipe. The owls are small, about 9 inches tall and don’t seem to be too concerned about people walking by. This guy let us get within about 6 feet of him and was just chilling in front of his house as the sun went down.
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I was out in the wee early morning, alone, and thought I'd say HI......
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be safe Danny. we are at least still allowed to go out in the woods, think they would have a hard time stopping that here in Alaska.
I thought a fellow Alaskan might enjoy this:
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3/28, Cell phone edition...
I've got the phone (Pixel XL) making DNGs now but they need a surprising amount of corrections (lots of vignetting, unknown color profiles, ...), so I'm just editing the JPEGs in RawTherapee for now.

The lawn statues continue
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The eucalyptus are really getting ragged due to the koalas sheltering-in-place!
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As are the limos
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A neighbor had a detailing crew cleaning a sedan, a van, and an SUV.
The McLaren(!) was closed; I'm not sure if it lives there (never seen it before) and not sure if it was getting cleaned.
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and a bonus pic
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junkyardsparkle

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The McLaren(!) was closed; I'm not sure if it lives there (never seen it before) and not sure if it was getting cleaned.
The detailing crew's humble transport, no doubt. Here's my five from today.... sorry! :hide:

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Trixter

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I can't leave the house as I'm high-risk, but my wife can, so I'm giving her my G85 and a cheap used 45-200m to see if she -- a complete amateur -- can shoot anything interesting on her forest and park walks. Setting camera to iA mode and crossing fingers :) and will post anything interesting.
 

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Some from around the neighborhood. Unfortunately can't walk very fast or far right now due to some annoying disease, but feels so important to leave the four walls once in a while!!

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Managed to get out of the house for a walk yesterday, first time in a few days and it was good to get some fresh air and sunshine! Only met one other person and managed to take a wide berth so social distancing was maintained. It's quite bleak up there, only a few small birds by way of wildlife (that I saw anyway) and some sheep.

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Love your images, but please post details on equipment and settings.
 

CD77

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Love your images, but please post details on equipment and settings.
Thanks @hoggdoc ... I can tell you that the equipment on these walks has remained so far constant... OMD EM10ii, with the P45-175 doing most of the work and my P12-32 doing the rest of the lifting. Settings... I think they were all on ISO LOW and aperture priority with the aperture always between f4 and f8.
 
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We have sheltered in place for 2 weeks with a couple of dog walks to break up the boredom. Today, we did curbside grocery service and delivered some of the items to my mother-in-law, who is in the high-risk age group. So we visited outside in the cold, overcast, windy Michigan weather. After the visit, we stopped by a lakeside park where a couple of groups had kids playing on the swings. I understand the need to get the kids out of the house and they seemed to be acting responsible. If the virus can survive that weather, we don't have a chance. Anyway, I went down the bluff to the strip of beach and caught some of the waves and water. Not my best pics by far, but it felt good to be outside.

Hagar Shores Beach by Thomas Remisoski, on Flickr

Hagar Shores Beach by Thomas Remisoski, on Flickr

Hagar Shores Beach by Thomas Remisoski, on Flickr

Hagar Shores Beach by Thomas Remisoski, on Flickr

Hagar Shores Beach by Thomas Remisoski, on Flickr

Hagar Shores Beach by Thomas Remisoski, on Flickr
 
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