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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Quadcopter at Field Farm 

Thursday I walked the Galloping Goose Trail (GGT) from Bennett Road, past the 24km Marker, to the layby at Field Farm.

The last time I stopped here was when riding with Cam, Cameron and Ray, February 16 2015. The first time was on my old, MB in April 2010.

This time I walked in dragging my Yuneec Typhoon Q500 quadcopter which comes in its own aluminum, wheeled case with pull-handle. The entire package weighs in a 27lbs (12kg) so rolling along the trail worked for me.

The drone flew well and the camera worked well -- we got some good video recordings.

1878 Field Farm Video along the Galloping Goose Trail (23.8km)

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

More Retriever Ponds and Feltham Walk 

Retriever ponds outlet to Colquitz Creek Tuesday I walked from Feltham Clinic thru to Crawfords' home at Malton Ave. in Saanich and back.

Prior to that, I drove to Elk/Beaver Lake ponds to check out the sticks piled at the outlet from the Retriever Ponds and photographed the entire site

We had lunch at Curry Point

The cleaning lady was in and did what appears to be nothing. Just sayin'.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Elk/Beaver Lake Retriever Ponds 

Elk Beaver Lake Park Monday we picked Liam up at UVic after his class and had lunch at MexiGo. He gave us a scintillating updated regarding his world travels over the past year.

Afterward, he and I walked around the Retriever Ponds at Elk/Beaver Lake Park.

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Selkirk Walk and Raccoon and Burley Trailer 

Saturday we walked from Harbour Road parking northward over the Selkirk Trestle and along the Selkirk boardwalk

We was some resident raccoons along the way and they posed for pictures

After bought lunch from the Esquimalt Red Barn Market, we drove to the Wellness Centre at Maplebank Road and ate our bun-on-the-run

We photographed the newly completed E&N Rail Trail up to Hallowell road.

I ordered a $350 Burley Bike Trailer from Sammy at Oak Bay Bikes (backordered).

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Walked 6km with Backpack 

White Spot Chicken Pot Pie I walked 6km roundtrip thru Horner Park, Finnerty Gardens and thru Alumni Trails to saw a root obstructing the trail

After crossing over to Henderson Park, it was then over Mt. Tolmie to Mayfair and home down Glastonbury

I left home at 7:25 and back at 8:45 am 1:20minutes carrying a daypack

Then I had my annual eye exam before heading out to Allendale Field to flight-test the replacement Yuneec Typhoon 500 and new CGO3 camera

Lunch was on me $44 at Whitespot on Quadra

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Walked Blenkinsop Greenway 

Ubiquitous U-bikes Bernice and I walked from Mann Trucking thru Blenkinsop Greenway and back

We picked up Aliya at Century and had lunch on Bern at Royal Spirit Indian Cuisine

Sharon phoned in afternoon re: she got the new position

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Humpback Reservoir and New Quadcopter 

We drove to Humpback Reservoir and walked a bit of the Great Trail.

I photoed the reservoir with Bern's new LG G6 then shopped thrifty $182 and talked with Donna and Cameron
I drove to Staples
and picked up the new (replacement) quadcopter which was a new drone, new camera, new battery and four new propellers
Amazing service! AND NO CHARGE ;-)

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Sunday, May 06, 2018

U-bicycle, Henderson, Alumni then Barb's 

Barb's One Piece I rented a U-bicycle in the hood and rode 46 minutes up and around UVic

Later, we walked Henderson chiptrail and Alumni trails together.

Afterward, we drove to Fisherman's Wharf and had fish&chips at Barb's. They serve the best.

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Saturday, May 05, 2018

Aerial Realty Shoot 

Bentley I'm pleased with the shoot inasmuch as we got some actual video footage -- which isn't always the case
Here's the best sample I have which shows what I feel is required in a realty presentation: the house and its location and relationship to its surroundings

You can have the raw files if you want

I've got many screengrabs which will be posted to Photos.Google tomorrow
The VIDEO is UNLISTED but you should get it with this link Realty VIDEO shoot

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Thursday, May 03, 2018

Walked Sooke Potholes Flew Hexacopter 

Sooke Potholes Parking pilot Thursday we walked the Galloping Goose Trail from the upper parking lot at Sooke Potholes to Todd Creek Trestle.

The Capital Regional District (CRD) states on their website the trail in that section will be closed to users until lfurther notice.

There is currently no work of any kind underway on the project. It was stated to us by an onsite park's, trail-worker the trestle work will not commence until the fall.

It appears to us the delay is primarily to force northbound trail users to use the pay parking lots at sites one, two and three. This is not an issue for us as we have an annual parking pass but it will generate more income for the CRD in parking fees which will in turn defray some of the $1.2 million dollar cost of the upgrades.

While on site -- and no one was around -- I put the hexacopter in flight from #3 parking lot and shot some video of the area.

On the way out to the potholes we stopped in at John's place and learned he sold the waterfront spread due to his health issues.

After we left the potholes, we stopped in at Doug's spread beside Sooke River (at the flats) and invited him to join us for fish&chips at Mom's Cafe in Sooke. Doug is 91yrs now and can still spin a good yarn. If you get my meanin'.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Rode U-bicycle 

Rode u-bike from St. Aiden's church to around UVic

Walked to bank and dollar store and back

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Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Walked Henderson 

Walked Henderson and Alumni trails with Bern

Had coffee with Eric at Dakota Lounge in Victoria Flying Club

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Cycled UVic & Henderson 

Oak Bay's Henderson Park Sunday morning I cycled up through UVic and Henderson Park on my Norco XFR pimpin ride.

Here's a still image from the world's smallest 1080p video and still image camera

HP LC200W 1080p Mini WiFi Wireless Camcorder Review

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Cycled Grange Rd to Talcott along GGT 

Thursday I cycled a short way along the Galloping Goose Trail to view the section under construction near McKenzie Road.

Talcott Road at the 9km marker was my farthest westbound.

Found good parking at Grange Road near Spectrum Community School.

Absolutely beautiful day at a balmy 20°C. (68°F).

This was the first time transporting the bike on the car rack this year. Everything I did had to be done twice because I couldn't remember how it all fit together. Next time, things will go better.

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