A long morning walk

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.

Downtown Sugarcreek, OH 2012-08-21 photo by Greg Miller

Just south of town is a little covered bridge–for the sidewalk.

Covered bridge for the sidewalk 2012-08-21 photo by Greg Miller

Entering the covered bridge 2012-08-21 photo by Greg Miller

Looking out the window from inside covered bridge 2012-08-21 photo by Greg Miller

The birding highlight of the morning was an unexpected blue grosbeak that I heard singing near this area of strip mining southeast of town.

Strip mining southeast of town 2012-08-21 photo by Greg Miller

A few curious calves watched me pass by.

Curious calves 2012-08-21 photo by Greg Miller

Horses checked me out, too.

Horses watching me 2012-08-21 photo by Greg Miller

I even stopped along to the way to smell the roadside “roses”.

Roadside “roses” 2012-08-21 photo by Greg Miller

The fog was pretty thick this morning.

Everything disappears into the fog 2012-08-21 photo by Greg MIller

Thick fog ahead of me 2012-08-21 photo by Greg Miller

Having fun with fog + special photo effects 2012-08-21 photo by Greg Miller

Most of the fog cleared off about half way through my walk

One of many pleasant creek crossings 2012-08-21 photo by Greg Miller

Looking south along Ragersville Road 2012-08-21 photo by Greg Miller

Entering town from Route 39 2012-08-21 photo by Greg Miller

Willows offer pleasant shade after the 7-mile mark 2012-08-21 photo by Greg Miller

 

2 thoughts on “A long morning walk

  1. I really enjoyed reading about your Long Walk………….while stuck in the office watching the rain. Good for you for walking for your health! I am trying to do the same!

  2. Looking forward to hearing you speak at our kick-off dinner for Crane Fest tonight. Hope to meet you and talk to you. So I hope you stick around for Crane Fest. Carol Belson

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