I know you all are waiting patiently. And you are expecting more Dry Tortugas pics. That will come. Thank you all for being patient. So why the delay? Would you believe a career change?
Am I leaving computers? Not really. But I’m hoping to do more research with my computer skills. In the meantime I’m going to try to make ends meet with guiding, tours, and speaking.
Surprised? I know I am. My most recent contract ended this summer. I have speaking commitments for four or five weeks out of the next eight months. Do you know any companies who want to hire a guy who’s going to be on vacation that often? Haha! Me neither.
Check out the new tab called Custom Tours on this site. More things are in the works for next year, too. You may have read recently about all my walking. It’s true. I am walking much more than I have in the past. Why? Well, I do want to be in better health. But, if there was a possibility I had a chance to do the Colima Warbler hike–say next year–then I don’t want to be so out of shape that I could not safely do it. Besides, I’ve been wanting to revisit some of the places I birded in 1998, too. What is Greg up to? Lots of things! Don’t change that dial! (uh-oh. Did I just do a time warp to the 60s? Gosh. Blush. Yes, I did)
I’ll leave you with a little bit from this morning’s long 8.1 mile walk (no 8 miles is not a normal walk for me).
This is downtown Sugarcreek Ohio where later in the morning you will hear happy Polka music being played as you walk the sidewalks and view the local shops.
Just south of town is a little covered bridge–for the sidewalk.
The birding highlight of the morning was an unexpected blue grosbeak that I heard singing near this area of strip mining southeast of town.
A few curious calves watched me pass by.
Horses checked me out, too.
I even stopped along to the way to smell the roadside “roses”.
The fog was pretty thick this morning.
Most of the fog cleared off about half way through my walk