Archives for February 2009

Navy Pier

Navy Pier

Navy Pier

Navy Pier

Navy Pier

Navy pier in downtown San Diego. A great place for watching boats and for lunch (even if mum did give away our dinner).

Moreton Bay Fig

odd tree

Nasty / Nice

nasty or nice?



Odd. Just very odd.
Wikipedia Criticism .

See the sea world

sea world tower

Welcome to Sea World San Diego with lots to see

strange fish

Small fish…


…and bigger ones

so long and thanks for all the fish

Happy performing dolphins…


…happy fish-eating sea lions…


…and happy admiring people

weight watchers

odd creatures

With the odd and peculiar.

Home for 5 days

Balcony View

View from the pad at Solana Beach right on the Pacific.
Fay even managed did a bit of boarding. In Feb. Suits all round.

Seaworld: Journey to Atlantis

Journey to Atlantis Ride: San Diego

Journey to Atlantis at Sea World San Diego. I don’t like heights & aren’t too keen on rides. Good job I’m blessed with two adrenaline junkies…

Marks out of ten...

…F gave it good marks.

Winter break: Legoland


A short break down in San Diego for warmth, sunshine, and crowd free adventures.
Second stop was Legoland.


Easy drive and then enough space to park, well to park what looked like row-upon-row of some dealers unsold 2008 models.


That blue stuff is sky, note also the clever use of sunshine to provide a ‘early spring dappled shade effect’. Legoland Windsor take note .



The boys reported that the force was with them.


We even made it to D.C.


Tourists. Some people will take a camera anywhere.

Note: This post was updated on 2020-11-22 to fix broken links

Redmond Sunrise

Getting up at 3am for a meeting…

Redmond Sunrise

…has the benefit that you get to see one of these.

Sunny Park Valentine Day

family pose

small skimming stone


spinning jacks

jumping jacks

wacked nose

F on a misson

No pictures of water fun


Unlike the rest of the guests at Great Wolf Lodge, I didn’t think it was the “done thing” to wonder around a waterpark with a point-and-shoot in one had and a video camera in the other. So instead of amazing pictures of us in the wave pool, water castle, tub, slides, tubes and Howlin’ Tornado, here’s a pic of a couple of wacked guys the next morning.
Plus I’ve realized you can always rely on others to record similar memories for you…

Note: This post was updated on 2020-11-21 to remove broken links

Profound Fort Nisqually

Musing at Fort Nisqually

At the other end of the Nisqually river from the glacier is a delta where the river drains into the southern end of Puget Sound. In 1833 the Hudson’s Bay Company established Fort Nisqually, which wikipedia currently states is the first European trading post on Puget Sound.

The fact that it was named Fort Nisqually rather than something like Nisqually-mart is probably something that should give some pause for thought about the past.

The fact that the restored Fort Nisqually that we visited was moved to its current location in the 1930’s as “part of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal program to provide jobs to the Depression stricken nation” is probably something that should give some pause for thought for the future.

Note: This post was updated on 2020-11-22 to fix broken links

All you need

North West Forest Pass

An annual North West Forest Pass. (Almost) all you need for fun and adventure.
Top value.