Saturday, January 15, 2022

Remembering Bonnie

This week we lost a blogging friend when Bonnie, behind the Frogma blog, passed on. I never met her in person, but through blogging I felt I knew her and the gap she leaves behind.

Her blog was always interesting, full of her character, kayaking the waters around NY, reporting on that great city, posting pictures of snow, flowers and paddles.

Last night I went out into a local park to do a bit of astro photography, capturing the Orion nebula (above). As the skies slowly turned above me I thought about life, and how quickly it passes. 

People come and people go: appreciate them while you can.

So hello my fellow bloggers. 

I'm glad to be part of your community.

Saturday, January 01, 2022

Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year!

Hope you all had a great New Year's eve, celebrating we'd made it through another Covid dominated year. Fingers crossed that in 2022 life does begin to return to normal, in particular with travel opening up again.

There wasn't any foreign travel for me last year and only a few trips out on the water. A look through the blog statistics identified the following posts were the most read:

  1. The America's Cup is boring brilliant!
  2. Paddle Boarding on the Regent's Canal
  3. America's Cup and New Zealand
  4. Buff Solves Hammersmith Bridge Problem
  5. Book Review: The Secret World of Weather by Tristan Gooley

In terms of comments, the following were the top 5:
  1. Fulham Cottage Riverstand Update
  2. What are your 2021 Sailing Fantasies?
  3. Supermoon brings super tides
  4. The America's Cup is boring brilliant!
  5. Buff Solves Hammersmith Bridge Problem
Sounds like I need to post about ol' Buff and the America's Cup in 2022 sometime. 

A lot of the posts were London related, but that was to be expected given the lockdown we had to go through.

There were a total of 45 blog postings, an average of one every 8 days or so. Not quite once a week which was the target. Oh well, was very busy for a lot of the time.