My daily bike commute takes me past some interesting scenes. In fact, there are things I wouldn’t see if I were in a car – so I have decided to carry my camera and only take photos when something catches my eye. There is a lot of old growth in our neighborhood – and the theme this year seems to be to cut down old trees and remove old juniper thickets.
We have a cafe at Credit Karma and its even better than any of the coffee places that I pass on my way to work. I pass two coffee places on my way through the small village of Orinda, and then two when I get to work. They both happen to be Starbucks and Peets. I like the CK cafe better.
Carrying my camera is fun – as is reading – they offer a way to see and learn new things – which I think has been the best part of ham radio. I still like tuning around and occasionally calling some DXpedition in a pileup – but I am sure that without CW I’d probably be less and less interested in ham radio. CW keeps the interest mainly out of nostalgia – I feel that I am part of a dying breed as far as Morse Code goes.
Its a novel and very unique skill to have.