Along the Ray

Along the Ray

An alien from a different plane wandering the universe in a tiny camper

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May 20, 2024
Hello there Mr. Wheel bug.
Hello there Mr. Wheel bug.
May 17, 2024
Walked by this cool dude on the Sweetwater trail this afternoon in Gainesville. #Florida Life
Walked by this cool dude on the Sweetwater trail this afternoon in Gainesville. #Florida Life

Hmm, looks like I’ve started a new blog. Crazy, right? I wanted a place to share musings on old-school-web stuff & maybe making a living off of it like I’ve been doing for 30 some years. It’s over at https://notes.alongtheray.com if yer so inclined. Holler yer thoughts if any. Thanks!

April 25, 2024
The Rio San Juan dividing Costa Rica and Nicaragua. I’ll never tire of looking outside when flying with the Gods.
The Rio San Juan dividing Costa Rica and Nicaragua. I’ll never tire of looking outside when flying with the Gods.
April 19, 2024

Pura vida Costa Rica

Now and then I visit mom (and sister!) at their home they built nearly thirty years ago on a farm in Costa Rica. I don’t go often but when I do it’s always delight for the senses.

Costa Rica has maintained its beauty despite creeping development and American-ification” (my word for gentrification). In our area they’re dealing with developers (currently a few from Texas!) lying on their permits and illegally clearing primary rainforests which are protected and ruining water sources for villages.

Unfortunately illegal deforestation (and some corruption) remains an issue despite Costa Rica’s overall care and protection of its pristine environment.

A minor earthquake rumbled through while I was here — a vivid reminder of earth as a living, breathing body we happen to be living upon.

(Pura vida means Pure life — Costa Rica’s unofficial slogan)

Here’s a few photos.

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Bird’s eye view from flying a puddle jumper over Costa Rica

_images/IMG_9597.jpeg A closer look at one of Costa Rica’s vast rainforests. Amazing, abundant beauty.

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View of the famous Whale’s Tail @ Uvita’s Marino Ballena National Park. That’s an old (yummy) mango tree on the right.

_images/IMG_9600.jpeg Horses on the farm on the way down to the river

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Swimming down at the Morete river (older photo, lost mine whoops)

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Iguanas get big around here… Some are quite colorful too

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Another view of the coast on the Pacific side of Costa Rica.

_images/IMG_9631.jpeg Isla Ballena off the beach at Marino Ballena. Perfect for quiet, serene sunsets

Next time I must remember to bring my zoom camera — there’s so many different colorful birds and wildlife (monkeys, sloths, snakes, etc.) to share.

February 25, 2024 ON THE ROAD

Ocean Pond

Altitude 0 ft
Sanderson, FL
58°F (feels 56°F) Clear (wind 3.3 mph)

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Went from Open Pond in bama to Ocean Pond in Florida. Finally good to be back amongst swamps, alligators and yes mosquitos.

February 22, 2024 ON THE ROAD

Lake Perry

Altitude 30.633 ft
Beaumont, MS
73°F (feels 73°F) Partly Cloudy (wind 12.3 mph)

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Reminds me of rustic old Florida fishermen camps, complete with Bald Eagles, alligators and a lovely nature trail. Perfect.

February 19, 2024 ON THE ROAD

Valentine Lake

Altitude 81.228 ft
Boyce, LA
59°F (feels 57°F) Sunny (wind 5.7 mph)

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Beautiful Kisatchie National Forest rustic campground, now one of my favorites.

February 17, 2024 ON THE ROAD

Pleasure Point (Sabine River Authority)

Altitude 70.458 ft
Florien, LA
44°F (feels 39°F) Cloudy (wind 10.5 mph)

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Finally I am out of dastardly long Texas and the sun came out a few minutes to play.

February 16, 2024 ON THE ROAD

Twin Dikes park

Altitude 55.085 ft
Jasper, TX
66°F (feels 66°F) Cloudy (wind 5 mph)

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On Sam Rayburn lake

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