29 Dec 2006 Pizza   » (Master)

Sunsets and Rockets

While on a bit of a scouting trip, Crystal and I got sidetracked for many hours while we tromped around various parts of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Canaveral National Seashore.

Much of the MINWR, and the southern end of CNS, butts up against NASA's facilities, so while you get this view in one direction...

Rocket motor test facility

...you get this in another. (Granted, it was an hour later).

Sunset

As you can imagine, this stretch of road would be a great place to watch a rocket launch, but In The Interest Of National Security(tm) the powers that be close off this whole area to the public. Sigh.

Along one of the trails I spotted this Great Blue Heron. It's a slightly blurry thanks to my handholding a long zoom, but it's still purty nonetheless.

Great Blue Heron

It's nice to get out and away from a computer and software hax0ring. But more on that later.

Syndicated 2006-12-29 03:35:14 from Solomon Peachy

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