This Week in Awkwardness

Crossed Off the Travel Map: Lost Dutchman State Park, Apache Junction, Arizona Superstition Mountain Museum, Apache Junction, Arizona Superior, Arizona

Added to the Travel Map:

Devil’s Garden, Boulder, Utah – crazy rock formations.

Dyatlov Memorial/Museum, Yekaterinburg, Russia – the stuff in town, not the mountain that takes two weeks to hike to.

This Week in Awkwardness

I tried to toss my solar panel out onto the roof of the garage outside my window, only to have the string attached to it that was supposed to be my way to reel it back in go flying out too.  I had to get a stick to hook onto the string to get it back. :/

I attempted to purchase a 43mm-52mm step up ring so I could use the same filters for both of my lenses but ended up with a 52mm-43mm step down ring which is utterly useless to me.

Crossed Off the Travel Map:

Added to the Travel Map:

Poveglia, Venice, Italy – abandoned island plague hospital.

Herschel Island, Yukon Territory, Canada – abandoned whaling station, other ruins.

Ross Island, Andaman Islands, India – abandoned buildings with trees growing all over them.

Hashima Island, Nagasaki, Japan – abandoned.

Hirta, St. Kilda Archipelago, Scotland – abandoned, lots of sheep.

Spinalonga, Cretan Islands, Greece – abandoned leper colony.

(Atlas Obscura had an article about abandoned islands this week, can you tell?)

Tuzigoot National Monument, Cottonwood, Arizona – ruins.

Bell Rock, Sedona, Arizona – climb to the top, if possible.

Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee, North Carolina to Front Royal, Virginia, 544 Miles.

Villa Torlonia, Rome, Italy – residence of Mussolini, has underground bunkers.

Angkor, Cambodia – ancient temple complex being taken over by jungle.

Kaali Meteorite Crater Field, Estonia