Wander: Shenandoah National Park

My first-ever visit to Shenandoah National Park was a cold and misty one, but amazing just the same! I stopped for a leg-stretcher at Alum Spring Park in Fredericksburg, then headed into SNP to hike the Stony Man and Dark Hollow Falls trails. I also spotted some deer along Skyline Drive, and checked out the […]

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Wander: Northern Virginia and Maryland

I set out for an all-day wander up to northern Virginia, and then across the Potomac River to the Nanjemoy area of Maryland. Along the way I stopped at the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk, Leesylvania State Park, and the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay, with a quick stop near the site of John Wilkes Booth’s death […]

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Destination: Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion, Doswell VA

I know Halloween 2021 is a memory now, and we’re on to thinking about the next round of holidays. But a couple days before Halloween I checked out the Halloween Haunt at the Kings Dominion theme park in Doswell VA, and made a video about it. So let’s revisit the spooky for a little bit, […]

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Day Tripping: Cumberland County, Virginia
Cumberland County, VA

I hit the road early this past Sunday morning for a proper wander–I had one initial destination in mind, and from there I thought I’d just explore and see where I ended up. And it turned out the answer was: Cumberland County, Virginia. It wasn’t a particularly long excursion, but I was pretty pleased with […]

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Gear Up: Canon EOS R6 First Thoughts

I’ve been using Canon dSLR cameras for about 15 years now–I started with a Rebel XT (350D), moved up to the 50D, and then to the 7D and then 7D Mark II. Over those 15 years I’ve put together a reasonably good collection of lenses as well, from modern Canon and third-party EF-mount lenses, to […]

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Up In The Air: Pipeline Walkway, Richmond VA

As I mentioned, I recently acquired a new toy: a DJI Mini 2 drone. This thing is amazing, and opens up a whole new world of exploration, photography, and videography too. I naturally had to take it for a test run at the James River Pipeline Walkway, one of my favorite spots in Richmond. Check […]

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