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    Running total:
    Done: 23 trip reports
    Ongoing: 4 trip reports
    Forthcoming: 20 trip reports



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    Ongoing mini trip reports and pictures thread (newest first):

    Popolopen Creek, NY | Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL | Helicopter over NYC | Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge, NY | Brooklyn Bridge Park, NY | Hudson Highlands State Park, NY | Somerset Reservoir, VT | Hudson Highlands and Minnewaska State Parks, NY | Cuyahoga Valley National Park, OH



    Main trip reports:

    2021:
    • Africa (Jan.) [Forthcoming]
      • Turkey - Istanbul
      • Egypt - Cairo and Giza
      • Tanzania - Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Zanzibar
      • Uganda - Kisoro and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
    • Panama (Apr.) [Forthcoming]
      • Panama City
      • Soberanía and Chagres National Parks
    • Brazil (May/Jun.) [Forthcoming]
      • Amazon Rainforest and Manaus
      • Sao Paulo
      • Lencois Maranhenses National Park
      • Pantanal
    • Iceland (Jun.) [Forthcoming]
      • Iceland - south
    • Iceland (Jul.) [Forthcoming]
      • Iceland - south
    • Iceland (Jul.) [Forthcoming]
      • Iceland - south
    • Iceland (AGAIN????) (Aug.) [Forthcoming]
      • Iceland - south
    • Belize (Aug.) [Forthcoming]
      • Bullet Tree Village
    • Africa (Nov.) [Forthcoming]
      • Portugal - Lisbon
      • Sao Tome and Principe - Sao Tome and Rolas islands
      • Ghana - Accra
      • Malawi - Mangochi, and Lake Malawi National Park
      • South Africa - Johannesburg
      • Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls
      • Botswana - Chobe National Park
      • Namibia - Sneaking in
      • Zambia - Victoria Falls and Devil's Pool

    2020:
    • Hawaii Photography Trip (Jan.) [Forthcoming]
      • Hawaii - Kauai
    • Iceland Aurora Chase (Feb.) [Forthcoming]
      • Iceland - south
    • COVID Road Trip - 5207 Miles in 5 Days (Jun.) [Forthcoming]
      • South Dakota - Badlands NP
      • Wyoming - Yellowstone and Grand Teton NPs
      • Numerous other states and sights en route
    • Chol Hamoed Trip Out West (Oct.) [Forthcoming]
      • Idaho - Craters of the Moon NM
      • Montana - West Yellowstone
      • Wyoming - Yellowstone and Grand Teton NPs
    • Cross-Country RV Trip (Nov.) [Forthcoming]
      • Virginia  - Shenandoah NP
      • Tennessee/North Carolina - Great Smoky Mountains NP
      • Kentucky - Mammoth Cave NP
      • Colorado - Denver and Big Horn
      • Utah - Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, and Zion NPs, and Dead Horse SP
      • Nevada - Las Vegas
      • California - Death Valley and Yosemite NPs, San Francisco, and Oxnard
      • Numerous other states and sights en route

    2019:
    • Ancient Wanderings (Feb.) [Forthcoming]
      • Morocco - Marrakesh
      • Italy - Rome
    • Iceland Summer (May) [Forthcoming]
      • Iceland - north and west
    • Iceland Aurora Chase (Nov.) [Forthcoming]
      • Iceland - south

    2018:
    • Svalbard and Bouncing Around Europe (Mar.) [Forthcoming]
      • Ireland - Dublin
      • Svalbard
      • Czech Republic - Prague
      • Montenegro - Skadar Lake NP, Lovćen NP, Kotor
      • Croatia - Dubrovnik
      • Germany - Worms

    2017:
    • Canadian Rockies Winter RV Trip (Feb./Mar.) [Forthcoming]
      • Canada - Banff NP, Jasper NP, Abraham Lake
    • American Heartland Eclipse Road Trip (Aug.) [Forthcoming]
      • Missouri - Booneville
      • Multiple other states en route

    2016:

    2015:

    2014:

    2013:
    • Alaska RV Trip (Jun./Jul.)
      • Alaska - southcentral and the Kenai Peninsula

    2012:

    2009:
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    Author Topic: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread  (Read 60382 times)

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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #60 on: March 26, 2017, 08:20:32 PM »
    lol

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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #61 on: May 02, 2017, 11:02:20 AM »
    New Cuba installment posted:


    This segment was also split in two due to its sheer size. Part 2 will come tomorrow.
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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #62 on: May 02, 2017, 11:45:41 AM »
    New Cuba installment posted:


    This segment was also split in two due to its sheer size. Part 2 will come tomorrow.

    Post it NOW!

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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #63 on: May 03, 2017, 01:02:36 PM »
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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #64 on: June 15, 2017, 04:29:11 PM »
    Hmmmm.

    Today's XKCD:



    Playing around with Google maps, we discovered that the Hill Air Force base in Odgen, UT maintains a small AF museum. We figured we could at least get some interesting shots of the planes and missiles on display.
     
    We got there only to find it closed for the day. The planes and everything were still clearly visible on the other side of the fence, so we drove up to the guard at the main gate to the base (which was right next to the museum entrance) to find out if we’re allowed to shoot over the fence. I parked the car a short distance from the guard booths, and walked over. The guard got visibly nervous the closer I got, and had his gun out of the holster by the time I came up to him. As soon as it was clear that I’m not planning on blowing myself up, he relaxed and told me that we could take as many pictures as we wanted so long as we don’t point our cameras in the direction of the base or security installations.
     
    Great, right? So we get out of the car and get a couple of shots. Not two minutes go by when we are surrounded by 3 military police jeeps, lights flashing and sirens blaring. The biggest MP marches over and tells us not to move, and that the base commander in on his way over.  :o :o :o
     
    We had to wait just a minute or two for him to show up, but it felt like an eternity. We had already said goodbye to catching our flight home, not to mention getting home before shabbos (this was late Thursday). And this was already the best case scenario… Finally the base commander shows up, and to our surprise (and relief!) turns out to be this young, easygoing guy. He wanted to know who we were and where we’re from, what were we doing in the area, etc., etc., all standard questions. We had to show him some of the pictures we took on our trip, but at that point he was pretty convinced that we didn't represent Al-Qaeda. We explained that we had specifically asked for, and had been given, permission from the guard at the gate.

    This got him mad. "Either he gives you permission and lets you be, or he doesn't and calls security! What's he think he's doing, giving you permission and then calling for backup...". He promised he'll "take care" of the guard later. (What we assume happened was that the guard probably figured we'll pull out some phones, or at most a little point and shoot, but when we took out serious equipment and long lenses he panicked.) In any case, he explained that whenever there's a "security incident" he has to write a full report, so we now have our names on some government list as potential terrorists or who knows what :o.
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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #65 on: June 16, 2017, 01:37:29 AM »
    According to the wiki there's a Panama trip in "ongoing" status. Where and how exactly is this?

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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #66 on: June 16, 2017, 01:44:39 AM »
    According to the wiki there's a Panama trip in "ongoing" status. Where and how exactly is this?

    That's the last segment of the Cuba TR. Mostly done, will be posted as soon as whYME is ready.
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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #67 on: June 16, 2017, 02:01:53 AM »
    Hmmmm.

    Today's XKCD:


    He might have realized that "something's fishy"

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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #68 on: July 04, 2017, 01:21:35 AM »
    New TR started.

    Private Island Paradise: Something Fishy's Anniversary Adventure
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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #69 on: July 06, 2017, 04:57:34 PM »
    New Honduras segment posted.
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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #70 on: July 13, 2017, 02:05:40 AM »
    New Cuba segment posted:
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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #71 on: August 04, 2017, 01:58:45 PM »
    « Last Edit: August 04, 2017, 02:15:15 PM by Something Fishy »
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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #72 on: September 18, 2017, 01:39:01 AM »
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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #73 on: September 19, 2017, 12:04:45 AM »
    New Honduras segment posted - this is the main one.

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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #74 on: October 18, 2017, 03:06:39 PM »
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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #75 on: October 26, 2017, 10:34:01 AM »
    Added some random pictures to the Cuba TR that didn't fit into a specific segment:

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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #76 on: November 01, 2017, 11:53:24 AM »
    New TR started:

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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #77 on: November 04, 2017, 10:49:10 PM »
    I just realized that the pictures from my Kauai and Big Islands TRs were all broken links. I have redone these TRs, fixed the pictures, and put the pictures in-line where they belong (originally they were spread out over a number of subsequent posts).

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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #78 on: November 05, 2017, 01:16:40 PM »
    I just realized that the pictures from my Kauai and Big Islands TRs were all broken links. I have redone these TRs, fixed the pictures, and put the pictures in-line where they belong (originally they were spread out over a number of subsequent posts).

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    Re: Something Fishy's Trip Reports Thread
    « Reply #79 on: November 07, 2017, 10:04:12 AM »
    New Norway segment posted:

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