I know I’ve talked about it before, and I’m sure I’ll talk about it again. Here I am at the end of another rotation, six weeks of solid work, with a bit of free time thrown in here and there. I’m tired, emotional, sometimes irrational, and for the most part just ready to go home and have a “real” life once again. The last six months have been a bit rough on me, the last six weeks have been really rough on me. I’ve attempted to and unsuccessfully tried to reign in several aspects of my life with not much luck. Love, friends, kids and work have all been a bumpy road. Once again I sit here and ponder just how hard we really are supposed to try. Like many other people, I’ve learned the lesson (again) that the more we struggle to get somewhere in life, the more we are let down when it doesn’t come together. I’ve always been somewhat of a go-getter, never one to let a bad decision or wrong move slow me down too much. So now, I’m at the point where I sit back and wait. See what happens. Try and remember how to be grateful for what I have and grateful for the troubles that I don’t have. It’s not the easiest thing in the world to do, but it’s possible.
Baja isn’t totally over for me this year. I am scheduled to come back for the last week of the season, which is usually a pretty good time. All in all, Baja has been really good to me so far this year and I have much to be grateful for. I’ve touched Gray Whales, seen the ever elusive Brydes (pronounced Bru-tus) whales, seen some great Orcas playing, both began and ended many days with epic sunrises and sunsets, and even had some really awesome hikes. When it comes right down to it, I’ve been taken pretty good care of the last few weeks. Nothing to complain about, that’s for sure.
Internet the last 6 weeks has been horrible. I know that I’ve promised pictures, and I have some pretty good ones, but you will just have to wait a bit longer. How about within two weeks of this post, I promise to have my “Baja 2012” photo page up for you to check out. I think you’ll like it, and I hope you’ll think it’s worth the wait. As a little bit of a teaser I put up a shot from a couple weeks back, Lands’ End at sunset, with one of the booze-cruise tall ships out of Cabo san Lucas in the background.
I am happy to hear that my new (to me) lens has been delivered and is peacefully awaiting my arrival back in Nevada City. So now I’ll be traveling with the 17-40mm f/4 L lens and the 70-200mm f/4 L lens and I think my photos are going to get a bit better because of it. I do feel that I should probably get something that will fill the gap these two lenses leave, but I have no idea what at this point. I feel like it’s probably a good time to buy a 50mm prime lens, but I still need to do some research on them and save some money. I’ll have to see just how much I need it, when I get into the field with my other lenses. I’m also contemplating another body too, those 60d’s sure are nice…. If only I were could afford one….