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The Holidays are over —

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And so it’s back to work, or school, or the day-to-day routine we had prior to the festivities.

This year I have a number of goals ahead of me.  I need to get a certification before the end of 2010;
I must finish (successfully) a big project by 4/12/2010 or else!

I need to save more money, but I don’t know how I’m going to do that-given that expenses
are higher and higher.

Did you know that banks are charging your favorite suppliers, retailers, and service providers
much higher clearing charges for credit and debit charges as of 1/1/2010?  This will carry-over to
to us consumers of course.  You should see the effect this week I’m sure.

I hope to make some advance in my photography this year.  I’ve been toying around
with it for two years and now its time to either get serious or give the equipment away!

I’m not one for resolutions, so I’m not going to make any – but I’ve got to lose some weight.
The problem is – I’m always hungry!!! And I like good food!  I’m pretty proud of my self – I’ve gone
over two and a half years without a cigarette – and I know that has been part of the weight gain
issue.

Anyway, I hope your first week back goes well.

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January 3, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Summertime shots

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These are a few photos that I took at the beach last year – August – at Ponce Inlet near Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach.

No Trespassing

No Trespassing

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse

Today’s Ride

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I wanted to get out early, but when the clock said 5:00AM, I knew it was too late – but I set out anyway.  Here’s what I got.

 

This turned out great - by accident!

This turned out great - by accident!

Beer and Soda to Go!

Beer and Soda to Go!

 

Moored

Moored

Hope you like them.

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May 25, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse – Florida

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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest in Florida and the second tallest in the United States.  203 steps take you to the top for a great view of the Florida coastline and the Halifax River from Daytona Beach to New Smyrna Beach.

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse is on the National Historic Landmark list and is one f the few light stations in the country with all the original keepers’ dwellings and outbuilding still intact.

North Turn, South Turn

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Friday I took a day off and went to the beach.  I wanted to take some photos of the lighthouse at Ponce Inlet at the extreme south end of Daytona Beach.

At another time I’ll post some of the lighthouse photos that I took as well as some of the beach scene.

The beach opens to vehicle traffic at 8 AM.  I actually got there at 6:30 AM as I was trying to get some photos of the sunrise with the lighthouse.  But the logistics didn’t work.  I couldn’t be on the beach photoing the lighthouse, and I could be at the lighthouse photoing the sunrise.

The sunrise — This photo is untouched.  As soon as I uploaded it to my computer – I just loved it.  I’m going to have this one printed – I may even have it arranged as a greeting card.  Anyway, I think its awesome.

While I was waiting for the beach gate to open, I noticed a sign at the entrance to the beach called “North Turn”.  I’d been there at least fifty time before, but I never knew what the term “north turn” meant.  Later I drove a little south to the last entrance to the beach, and anther sign told me about “South Turn”.

NORTH TURN – Click on the photo to read more about it.  This is NASCAR history.  Back in the day waaaay before there was a Daytona Speedway racetrack, the cars raced on the beach, banked by the sand dunes.  (Way before ecological grumblings ever surfaced).

The race car drivers would race “up” the beach to North Turn and turn onto what is Atlantic Ave (US A1A), race south to the “south turn” and back to complete one full lap.

This area of the beach in the Ponce Inlet area is now home to 10 MPH speed limits, sunbathers, surfers, and condos.  The history is there, and sports car enthusiasts, and NASCAR fans can find the roots of the sport on this part of the beach.

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August 10, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Beach Day

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August 8, 2008 at 7:50 pm