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Through the mangroves

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quasi Report This Comment
Date: June 18, 2012 01:36PM

Went through about half a mile of this this morning, most of it so narrow & overhanging so low I had to take my 8 foot kayak paddle apart & use half of it like a canoe paddle.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: June 18, 2012 03:02PM

Is that the same place where the crane was? Looks like it.

Did you locate the CFTBL yet?
quasi Report This Comment
Date: June 18, 2012 04:04PM

woberto Report This Comment
Date: June 18, 2012 04:10PM

Quasi, have you tried geocaching?
My brother takes his kids out geocaching, they have a blast.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: June 18, 2012 04:52PM

Now that's funny because today I saw a resealable plastic coffee can (Maxwell House) tied to a tree limb on an island in the main creek - wonder of that's what it was. I'm not ready to invest in anything with GPS, right now - I drowned my newer camera week before last and have been using my old camera 'til the waterproof one I ordered arrives. It's supposed to be here tomorrow. Geocaching could be interesting here because there are a lot of little channels and backwaters like this around the edges of the harbor, but besides not having GPS I just wouldn't have the time right now - I have only two or three hours early each morning in which I have to get shopping done or go on these outings or whatever with no days off.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 18/06/2012 04:59PM by quasi.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: June 19, 2012 04:15AM

Quasi, you can just use your trusty Google Earth, no need for a GPS or phone.
If you sign up for geocaheing they display the co-ordinates of nearby caches. You can enter that into Google Earth and print the map. Might even be more challenging this way. There are a few near Port Charlotte.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: June 19, 2012 05:21AM

I hadn't thought of that, woberto, good point.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: June 19, 2012 06:04AM

Whatever keeps the photos coming.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: June 19, 2012 12:23PM

Yeah really Q. Your pics are great.

Did you let the drowned cam dry out and try it? The thing most likely to be damaged permanently would be the battery. Lithium batteries tend to have a bad experience in water and can actually start burning up from the chemical reactions and damage other parts. If it was powered up other components may have been fried but I've seen cams and phones survive a bath now and then. Remove the battery and try powering it from the charger. Just a thought.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: June 19, 2012 12:34PM

It's true that no good deed goes unpunished as the thing got dunked while I was helping out some strangers. It was underwater for about five seconds. Soon as I got to the car I pulled out the battery and memory card and when I got home I set up my mom's ancient hairdryer on cool blowing directly into the battery/card hatch for several hours while placing the card and battery in the outflow grill of my window AC which sees a lot of action this time of year. The following day it powered up enough to allow me to get the final pictures off the card (the POLAR boat was the last one) but the screen is dark and the motor which operates the focal length and automatic lens cap apparently shorted out and doesn't operate. Just for the hell of it I tried it again a couple of days ago with my spare battery and there was no improvement. The new camera arrived while I was out this morning but I haven't opened it up yet.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: June 19, 2012 01:14PM

That's too bad. At least you tried and did what you could to save the patient and you obviously knew what to do. I hope the new cam didn't set you back too much but with your adventures it makes a lot of sense to get a water proof one.

My camera suffered some damage from going to the beach (mechanical things do not get along with sand and I warned them girls about that but no one ever listens to me). It recovered ok eventually after I cleaned it out real well and kept working it but it took a while.