Saw charity: water’s new drilling rig, was shown some local houses, visiting Gereb Eshiibela where a well had been built, then a drive and portraits in a beautiful valley, and dinner at Geza-Gebreselassie.
Visited a well being hand-dug with dynamite, a drilled well hitting water, and Shak’s sites in Seglemen, Ethiopia.
Visiting new drilling rig, in Charity: Water yellow, visited a village without clean water yet that’s going to get it later this year, played soccer in Abenaa (lost 2-1, but good game).
Flying to Ethiopia and dinner at Yordanos.
First full day at the Automattic Janitorial meetup in Sayulita. All taken with a NEX-7.
Did low-key drinks at a fun bar called Thee Parkside for birthday, always fun to see friends new and old. Experimenting with a new camera, the Sony NEX-7, though these blurry bar photos don’t really do it justice.
Sister is in town and went to the Get Lucky: The Culture of Chance show at SOMArts, had some food truck Mexican food, and swung by Om’s place to catch up with some friends. Shot with Charleen’s Canon S100, which is a fun pocket camera that had some pretty decent shots in low-light, especially given its size.
WordCamp Sofia in Bulgaria, dinner, after-party.
Webfest.me conference, dinner at Sveti Stefan, walking through old city in Budva, and after-party.
Driving from Dubrovnik, Croatia to Budva, Montenegro.
Ice, ice, and more ice. Very cool. Jumped in the arctic water (for a few seconds). Spotted a polar bear.
Ran into some fin whales.
A short hike to see plants, crazy bird wall with thousands of birds, walruses, dinner.
Sighting of a polar bear eating an old seal, first ride on zodiacs, lots of glacial ice, and a cool bird.
Flying into Longyearbyen and arriving for the first time on the Silver Explorer vessel.
Exploring the Oslo, Norway area a bit after a long, long flight.
Leaving the takeout point, Kavik camp (one of the most fascinating places I’ve ever been), arriving back in Fairbanks.
Many hours of rowing, a double rainbow, arriving at takeout point, costumes, and killer squirrels.
A day of “rest” that ended up being a 8 hour hike in the tussocks (which are really hard to walk through), up to Red Hill, some interesting birds, tracks, bones, skulls, and two moose.