I finally made a start (and finish) in the 2019 North Carolina Cyclocross season.
After a lot of overnight rain, the course in Boone was muddy again!
I had fun, didn’t race well, fell a couple of times, but it was great to be back on the start line this weekend!
After the race, I explored for fall colors
The light wasn’t great, so I went for a hike
Goshen Creek is a pretty little waterway
not much color on the trees
but fun to rock hop
a just enjoy the silence
then I tried another HDR of the sunset
Jen’s husband brought her Key Lime Pie from Lewis BBQ in Austin, TX and she shared half with me, it was very good, even after being mushed on the flight.
Tennis sunset. I played a player I cross paths with frequently and enjoy beating ; )
I played well tonight and won 6-3 & 6-1
Kodak and I went for a sunrise walk on the beach
and back the the Taco
We drove around a bit and went seashell hunting
I wanted sand dollars
Then the sunset and the high tide rose to the truck
We moved the truck twice before calling it a night.
Another day in the Jefferson National Forest and the Falls of Dismal
We had the place to ourselves, we hiked up the creek, explored the rocks and I swam around to see if I could jump from the top (I couldn’t) This is a great spot on a warm day to swim and picnic!
The afternoon was spent packing up camp to move further west, getting stuck behind an accident and waiting for Lifeflight (which circled and left) setting up a new camp, and visiting High Knob Lookout Tower for the sunset.
I always tell my students, when photographing a sunrise or sunset, turn around and photograph what is being illuminated by the light!
A good day. Bike ride, swim, 7 mile kayak to this jumping off rock, nap, swim, sunset paddle and games.
Sunrise over Sam’s tent as seen from my tent.
An Osprey circles it’s nest.
Sam and I enjoy an evening paddle as the sun sets.
A quick trip to Carolina Beach for Mother’s Day camping. This is as empty as I have ever seen Freeman Park, it was so nice!
Baby’s first beach trip, she wasn’t happy about sand.
But was happier if held.
Yardzee – Yahtzee on steroids.
It was impressive to the very end.
Finally got back on some single track!
It’s tough to concentrate sometimes at tennis, sometimes I think about a loved one, or work, but tonight was watching the sun set.