Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Running Down The Road

Sarasota, Florida

The trip from upstate New York to Florida took us three days.

We spent the first night in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Maryland and the second in a Georgia rest area.

When we were younger we could do a 70 hour cruise from Seattle to Miami at a constant 80 MPH by stocking up on coffee at truck stops. Now we are old and easily fatigued.

Quebec city is a lovely place. It is perhaps the oldest city in North America.

30 people settled her 400 years ago and 21 of them died during the first winter.

On the way back a piece of metal flashing separated from the under carraige and started dragging on the ground. I wired it up and we continued South.

The process of obtaining visas for Cambodia and Vietnam is not easy.

Just as an example, they both require photos 4 by 6 centimeters in size. That's 1.57 inches by 2.36 inches. So you have to start by converting that to 32nds of an inch. they want 2 and 12/32 by 1 and 18/32nds.

Cambodia has an e-visa. I got one for $50 but it only works at the two major airports. Since we are entering Cambodia on the Mekong River, that won't work.

So I'm working on getting a visa by mail. The website for the Royal Cambodian Embassy says to fill out a form and send in a bank check, but they don't specify an amount.

So I e-mail the embassy and they tell me that I should send $45 Australian dollars for each visa by mail. I suspect that they also want the same amount of US dollars, but the difficulty is real.


  1. Nice photos....did you change the format of the looks very different...sil

  2. nice pics, wondering about the rooster with teeth, glad you had a safe trip, respectfully, David

  3. Hi David,

    I always have wanted a black leather jacket with a chicken on the back.

    This chicken has a definite attitude.

  4. Excellent photo-ops Bob. Sounds like they don't want tourist $$$$. Ridiculous the specifics they want to get in. A great example why I stay in the USA. All the best.