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Postby wheland » Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:03 am


I'll be leaving on a two week trip tomorrow and won't be able to access a computer for part of that time- and when I can I may not want to.

I'll be getting to some Lighthouses along the way in Hawaii, Washington and Oregon. I'll post some info and links to photos when we get back. I've got a brand new digital camera to learn how to use. (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5K with a stabilized and a 12X optical zoom)

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Postby Jen » Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:09 am


Have a blast, Dennis! I hope the weather is as good for you as it was for me. I look forward to seeing your shots!
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Postby wheland » Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:17 am


Jen,

I'm hoping the weather cooperates as well, but ain't nothing I can do about it.

I'm sure my photos will pale in comparison to yours. I haven't played enough with this new camera yet but it should be fine. It's supposed to be somewhat idiot-proof in it's automatic mode.

It's a bit smaller than my Olympus and has a better zoom and megapixel level. I've got plenty of SD cards for it- a 1 GB, a 526 mb fast card and a 16 mb card that came with it as an emergency backup for a few photos.

That should be enough since I plan on editing the pictures I take as I go and again each evening.

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Postby Hersh » Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:09 am


Sounds like a dream trip to me, have fun !!!!!
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Postby Larry » Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:47 am


Have a great time Dennis! Can't wait for the pix.

Is it a cruise or a plane trip to Hawaii?
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Postby wheland » Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:53 am


Larry,

It's a plane trip. There was apossibillity of a Hawaii lighthouse Cruise in October but I couldn't justify taking time off from work.

I have the whole Summer of so I don't like to take time off during the school year.

I was just looking at the weather for Hawaii for next week and I may have more time on the computer than I'd want- looks like rain most of the time up until Thursday. Of course that can change.

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Postby beachbum1616 » Wed Jun 01, 2005 3:17 pm


Have a great trip!!!
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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:56 pm


Have a great time, Dennis!!! :D
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Postby bert911 » Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:03 am


Dennis ~

Have a great trip! Don't let the weather scare you off of seeing a light or two. Sometimes a little bad weather will make an otherwise ordinary shot a great one. I think of the people on LH.net that shoot St Joe's in the snow and rain (Is Gary Martin one of them ??).

For me, I like seeing a light in stormy conditions reminds me of why they exist in the first place.

Looking forward to whatever pictures you can post.

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Postby plebetkin » Thu Jun 02, 2005 2:38 pm


have a great trip; we're looking forward to your return and pictures
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Postby COTA » Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:38 pm


Sounds like a really awesome trip! Have fun and looking forward to your posts when you return.
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Postby cawteener » Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:57 pm


Have a great trip and take lots of good pictures to share with us when you return!
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Postby wheland » Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:11 pm


Here's a short report of part of the trip- pictures will have to wait until I get home.

I've filled up that 1 GB card about 2/3 full so far. It's a good thing I have that 512 mb card in reserve- I haven't even gotten out of Hawaii yet. At this rate I may have to buy another card in Oregon or Washington.

I was successful in adding two more Lighthouses to my total so far on
this trip.

We all got to Cape Kumukahi Lighthouse on our way from Volcano, HI to
Hilo, HI. It's a fairly ugly example of a Lighthouse- but still great
to get there. It's on the easternmost tip of the island of Hawaii and
there is a facility there that tests the air quality as this si some
of the freshest air anywhere- it's hit nothing since it left the West
Coast of the US usually several weeks before.

This one can be gotten to fairly easily and with a regular car with a
bit of caution. The road is rough but very doable with a car.

I went to Kauhola Point by myself today- Esther (my wife) & Beth (our
daughter) were going on the Mauna Kea summit Tour (which they don't
advise thosw with heart problems to do ) so I decided to rent a 4
wheek drive vehicle and drive on up to the northern Coast of the
Island and visit this one.

I have to say that a 4 wheek drive vehicle is a requirement for this
one- or a one way walk of about 1.2 miles about 1/3 of the time in
the shade. The "road" is very rough with many levels within feet of
each other. Luckily it doesn't rain in this area much or it would be
even worse.

There is a gate with a private property sign but I stopped in at a
junk yard / body shop right there and asked and they said- no
Problem! Just be sure to close the gate behibd you. So I went merrily
(and bumpily) down the road. The Lighthouse is a double of Barber's
Point on Oahu and lacks a lantern room as well. It does have an
aerobeacon that was revolving while I was there. It's in a bit worse
shape than Barber's Point and could use some help.

I got some good photos of the Lighthouse (and the "road").

I can't upload them here but I will in about a week or so after we
get home from part two of our little trek- the Pacific Northwest. We
go from a tropical rain forest, dessert, etc to a Coastal Rain
forest. At least the temperature will be more to my liking- but not
Esther's.

More reports and photos to come. I did get to Diamond Head and
Barber's Point on Oahu but missed Makapu Point. We had seen all 3 on
our previous trip to Hawaii in 2003.

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Postby Hersh » Sun Jun 12, 2005 1:27 am


Man, sounds like you're having a great old time down there Dennis. I hope the rest is just as much fun for all of you, and I can't wait to see your photos!!!
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Postby wheland » Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:11 am


Mike,

So far so good. We had modified success on the WA/OR Lighthouse trip. As per usual I tried to put too much on the plate and had to modify the plan on the fly.

We did get to most of the Lighthouses planned but did not spend as much time at each one as I had hoped.

We did decide to bypass Tillamook and Cape Arago, though.

We'll be driving down to Cape Blanco today and then returning to Seattle for 2 days in the city with possibly a few more Lighthouse sightings.

Details to follow sometime after Friday- probably Sunday when I decompress, especially since I may be going to a Music Festival on Saturday.

I've got plenty of pictures to play with, though. I've filled up my 1 GB card and am working on the 512 card.

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