The whole region of greater Washington, DC has shutdown for at least the day like much of the Mid-Atlantic and the east coast. It’s nice to get an unexpected three-day weekend with Natalie and our Wunderkind, but I’m sure there are neighbors that are alone and dreading the anticipated power outages more than we are.
Yesterday, I had the chance to draw out a rough reference map of Baffin Island. I like to draw out my own maps for the areas I am interested in mainly because it helps me develop a better mental picture of valleys, fiords and distances. For instance, when I grew up on the US-Canadian border area in Upstate New York, that was the center of the world from which I judged distances to Alaska and the Adirondacks. But when I got to those places, they were where I viewed the world. So the exercise of looking at the world through Baffin Island as the world’s center has the advantages of making my vicarious perspective of Baffin Island a little closer to a first person perspective. Mark Synnott’s guide has been an amazing resource and I highly recommend it even if just for the rich, colored photos.
Also, while I am slowly turning into a casual rock climber, my favorite way to go vertical is by climbing water ice. One of the most amazing ice climbs is Spray On at Helmcken Falls in British Colombia. I posted a video on my Facebook page that you might enjoy checking out.
Lastly, I’m putting together a giveaway that I hope to let everyone know about tonight or tomorrow morning. I’m just waiting on one thing. Anyway, I think you’ll all like it.
Thanks for dropping by again and if you’re in the storm’s path, enjoy the adventure, have a beer and please stay safe.