Loon Lake August 2016 #3

Loon Lake

Ben and I made our third trip to Loon Lake, last week.  Had a great time swimming, kayaking, hiking and droning.  The fishing was terrible.  The best part was getting Ben to actually ride in the kayak with me.  I was able to put the drone on “point of interest” so it circled around us and therefore I was able to film Ben in the boat.  The problem was I launched in too shallow water with lots of rocks so maneuvering was pretty challenging.  I got to try out my new point and shoot, Lumix SZ40 and I’m quite pleased.  RAW files and 30x zoom, plus manual focus and a viewfinder.  Not to mention an exposure adjustment wheel on the lens.   Lots of bees again, but slightly better than last time, plus there were six wasp traps around my site.  I had the whole camp area to myself until Thursday when a large party came in, taking up two sites right next to me, blasting C&W music as soon as they arrived, at top volume.  ugh.

Author: Geoff

Quick rundown: Grew up in Lombard, Illinois, went to Arizona State University, worked as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co, then Laventhal and Horwath, then Rolling Stones, then Heron International, then Goodby Berlin and Silverstein in San Francisco. Moved to the foothills in 1990 and traded futures and designed websites. Married to Kate Stewart, now living in Colfax, CA. We have six grandchildren. I enjoy camping in our RV, hiking, kayaking, fishing, droning and cross country skiing Also conga drumming, photography and dogs.