Silnylon Tent Repair I

REI Quarter Dome 2 TentI noticed on my last trip that my REI Quarter Dome 2 tent had 3 small holes in the tent fly.

I suspect they were from pitching the tent when the fly was wet. As it dried in the sun, it got overly tight? Or, perhaps they are burn holes from campfire embers? I didn’t see any char marks, so I really think it is the former.
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Big Bad Bluegill

big bluegillI was out trying to catch some monster crappie today, just casting around the shallow areas from the bank hoping to get one of the barn door sized slabs. Here in Virginia, a citation size crappie comes in at 15 inches.

To date, I have caught 9 crappie over that 15 inch mark. A few of those on a fly rod. I was hoping to catch number 10 and score an “Expert Angler” certificate.
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I Just Need Some Sunshine!

A view along the trail

A view along the trail

Here I sit in warm and sunny San Diego, California.

Ordinarily, I would be a happy camper to spend a few days exploring this area.

This particular trip is now stretching into 4 weeks. Today is my third day off for the 23 days I have been here.

I am a person who needs to spend a bit of time outside every now and again! We have been locked away in a windowless room, sequestered; trying to make sure the taxpayer is getting the best bang for the buck!
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