I also look at the Tybee Island web cams. The one I like best shows the beach and the pier. In the summer they have a lot of storms there on the beach, and you can see the palm trees waving in the wind and the rain pouring down, lit up by frequent bursts of lightning. Next best thing to being there.
There's a web cam on the outside of a bar near where my brother lives in the Sierra Nevadas, and in winter I use it to see how deep the snow is.
They really are useful things to be able to access.
With the tropical storm soon to be a hurricane going up the east coast, I'll be watching it from web cams along the way. All the coastal tourist towns have plenty of them, so it won't be hard to do. In fact, as long as the internet is up, there's just about nowhere in the U.S. you can't find a web cam. Even overseas, there are a good many of them.
Hot here . Just after midnight and still 78 degrees outside. Talked to my son today and he had his air up to 80, trying to save electricity. I told him to turn it down to at least 75 and leave it on. He has a very physical job and should be comfortable when he's done for the day and resting at his place. I sure don't spare the air conditioning up here.
|This is a Chinese Type 56, which is what I was shooting today.|
Fired off 60 rounds of AK47 ammo today. Partially because it's been in the magazines a long time, and partially because it's cheap and I just felt like doing a little shooting. Went out behind the barn and shot up a target on a two X four frame. I also worked out the little Walther PPK/S that I carry in summer when I don't wear a vest. It never hurts to shoot a carry gun, just to be sure when you need it , there won't be any problems.
This constant rain and high humidity is effecting the motion sensors on the trail . I have been using commercial motion sensors but I am going to pick up a couple of the new types the military uses. I saw them advertised in either Be Ready or Off Grid, can't remember which. The price was reasonable and I need something more durable than what I have now.
I get a lot of very interesting emails, not all of which are laudatory. In fact, usually people send me emails when they are mad about something I said. If they are polite, I answer them. If they are rude, I delete them. I got one recently from a fellow who said he was sorry, but he wouldn't be reading the blog anymore because he didn't care for my comments about militant Islam or about Illegal Immigrants. Well, that's the great thing about the net, you can vote with your feet. If you don't like what somebody says, you don't have to go there. That doesn't change how I feel about any of the issues I discuss, but at least the guy didn't leave some nasty comment for me to delete.
You can't please everybody.