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Hows this for a deal, I'll come down for a weekend and teach you everything you could ever wanna know about Rev flying in exchange for Falconry lessons?

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Read

read

read

read (2 or 3 books a day sometimes)

Hang out in kite forums

Play with electronic gadgets

Watch movies (1400 movies; a mix of old and new on my system)

A bit of boating (no, that's not right. A boat is a tool to get you on the water; that's what I like. Still not quite right; I DO like boats. It's just that what most people seem to mean by "boating" is something like: hanging out with friends and oh, yeah, it's nice if there is a boat and some water involved. Think of Ratty's quote from Wind In The Willows: "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.")

...and one of these days, maybe I'll get around to a bit of kite flying.

I have to say: being retired is good. I could still use another 24 hours in every day and not get bored.

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Read

read

read

read (2 or 3 books a day sometimes)

Hang out in kite forums

Play with electronic gadgets

Watch movies (1400 movies; a mix of old and new on my system)

A bit of boating (no, that's not right. A boat is a tool to get you on the water; that's what I like. Still not quite right; I DO like boats. It's just that what most people seem to mean by "boating" is something like: hanging out with friends and oh, yeah, it's nice if there is a boat and some water involved. Think of Ratty's quote from Wind In The Willows: "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.")

...and one of these days, maybe I'll get around to a bit of kite flying.

I have to say: being retired is good. I could still use another 24 hours in every day and not get bored.

I tend to read a lot as well, but since I spend all day hunched at a computer or in meetings, I need to find interruptions for my back and shoulders. And I totally agree with you and Ratty re. boats. My preferred mode of boating - sailing, requires planning and maintenance -not my strong suits!

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A bit of boating (no, that's not right. A boat is a tool to get you on the water; that's what I like. Still not quite right; I DO like boats. It's just that what most people seem to mean by "boating" is something like: hanging out with friends and oh, yeah, it's nice if there is a boat and some water involved. Think of Ratty's quote from Wind In The Willows: "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.")

...and one of these days, maybe I'll get around to a bit of kite flying.

I have to say: being retired is good. I could still use another 24 hours in every day and not get bored.

Hey! Looks like I do a lot of "boating" myself! And I live in the middle of the desert! tongue.gif

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But you do have some nice spots for boating nearby.

Oh, yeah! Living surrounded by the Great Lakes (and a fair number of inland lakes as well) is a great place to live if you like being on the water.

I've been out of sight of land for nearly a week on the lakes (long-ways down Lake Huron, in fog, against the wind - pre-GPS and pre-LORAN!). A Sailing Story tells the tale. I'm nearly the last alive able to tell that tale. (I should go back to my original slides and scan some decent hi-res versions of the pictures for that page. I first put that on my website when people were surfing the Web with 1200 Baud modems. I checked Wikipedia; that may be an exaggeration. Modems were getting up to 9600 for reasonable prices by then.)

As big as the GL are, fresh-water lakes are fundamentally different from salt water for boating. Not sure why.

A little mnemonic for those who like them: HOMES - Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior - the 5 Great Lakes (in a fairly useless order, but SMHEO or OEHMS don't spell anything very memorable).

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Shooting, fly fishing, archery, scuba (not for ages), Harley, Radio Ham, RC sailboat, Drums, Off Road Driving, computers, some other stuff I must have forgotten about, difficult to see where I gt the time to fly, but I do!!

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What I do when I am not flying kites

Video Games :D

Building Computers

Computer Games

High School :(

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Music (both listening and playing [saxophone])

Magic: The Gathering (card game)

Warhammer: 40,000 (tabletop game)

Paintball/Airsoft (I do both)

Researching kites/ Thinking about flying kites

Trying to learn more about computers

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I do Falconry most of my time

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Myself, and my Redtailed Hawk. "Isabeau" Now, who can tell me where I got the name from, and why?

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This was Freya, right after I trapped her. She is an American Kestrel.

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a friends White Gyrfalcon

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Working with the Isabeau

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... Redtailed Hawk. "Isabeau" Now, who can tell me where I got the name from, and why?

Well, Isabeau was in love with a doomed falconer in the opera of the same name. (Courtesy of Wikipedia.)

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