Cape Henry



I am unfortunately no longer there, but the above photo was taken from the very first commissioned public works project of the United States. To be specific, the photo is taken from the top of a lighthouse overlooking the Chesapeake Bay area on what was a gorgeous spring day. Interestingly enough, this is all now located on a military base (I thought it was a state park), and thus a little different to get to. Would be climbers be warned - climbing the lighthouse is not free. Still, for the view and the nature of the place, I thought it was worth it. I’d go back in a heartbeat. There’s nothing like being right on the ocean.

It’s a pity that I cannot travel nearly as much as I’d like, but that is of course reality. It’s one of the more expensive hobbies that one can have, aside from something like private flight. I still wouldn’t have it any other way. Still, I had a great time going Washington DC, Virginia, and North Carolina. There is more than enough yet to do there that I would love to go back some time. Colonial Williamsburg is particularly interesting, especially for someone that is a huge history buff. I went through a gunsmith’s shop, and seeing how they actually would build a rifle from scratch was fascinating. They’re actually available for sale — if you have $20k and can afford to wait for 10 years or so.

Now I am back to life up on the frozen tundra, which is thankfully no longer frozen. Edmonton often has beautiful summers, and this one has been no exception. Hoping to do some serious BBQ this weekend.