What time is it?
I’ve never been much of a watch person. Although I did own a cheaper Rolex for a time, I ultimately traded it for a rifle and a shotgun during my competitive shooting days. Now that we’re here on a boat, knowing the time seems to have even less meaning. We get up when it’s light and go to bed when we’re tired. We’re not taking noonsights with our sextant so knowing the time down to the second isn’t crucial for us. When we’re traveling, either underway on our boat or hiking through the bush, we do like to know how much daylight we have remaining. In those situations a watch is handy. Truth be told though, the most utilized feature on our Timex Ironman is the stopwatch, not that we’re competitive or anything.
With all that said, I was really tempted, and still am, to invest in a new fancy schmancy Garmin Fenixwatch, one that can accurately track our hikes and later plot maps of our routes for us. I have spent the better part of the last week working on our hiking eBook and I’ve begun to think that having that kind of data would add to the value of future works, or revisions of this one. What’s stopping me? The $$$ of course, it’s always the money. I’ve become much more resistant to parting with cash since I’ve stopped being gainfully employed but that is a subject for another day.
Our new eBook on hiking to waterfalls, lakes and rivers is nearing completion.
Speaking of waterfalls, during my research I came across a bit of footage that I had yet to edit and upload. I have since remedied that. If you’d like a minute and half break from the stresses of your day, give this video clip a view.