Category Archives: 2007

Emergency Beacon / GPS Tracker

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

I just came across this company and their product launched 1 November, 2007. Small, lightweight and portable, it combines EPIRB type emergency beacon functions with a general purpose GPS locator tracker and simple “I’m OK” message functions. It looks like …

Ready to Ship – Final BEV Buildup Photos

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

We are pulling out to put the rig on the ship to Chile in a couple of days. I am still working down the last items on the endless “to do” list. Today I discovered that the spare main circuit …

Hackney Travel Update – 7 October, 2007

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Following is an update on what we’ve been up to lately. Web Site Upgrade Project The updates to our travel website are complete. The changes were mostly architectural and behind the scenes, but you will notice some new capabilities and …

Blowing the Glass Balloon

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

While we were in Lincoln City, Oregon, Steph arranged for us to learn how to blow glass at the Jennifer L. Sears Glass Studio. I’ve been interested in learning more about glass blowing for years, so this was a chance to finally …

The Dorymen

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

In the first light of day, before even the dawn, they come. Down to the base of the dune cliffs, down to the sea’s edge, they come. . They come as men have always come, to go down to the …

In This Land

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

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Hitt Wash Crossing

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

30 July, 2007 Hitt Wash Santa Maria Mountains Northwest Arizona, USA The white Toyota Tacoma pickup slowly moved into the water, dipping its front wheels in gradually and proceeding until the rears were also half submerged. It paused on the …

Ladies and Gentlemen

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

The crowd of 8,000 was a ten on the scale of eclectic. From the upper stratosphere of the moneyed, to the denizens of the Free Box corner, to the blue collared working class whose cowboy hats were authentic, to the …

My Favorite Cubs Game

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

One summer afternoon, sometime in the mid-80s, we were sitting around the kitchen table at my friend Floyd’s place. It was the 2nd story of a typical Chicago brick three flat in Wrigleyville. The back door was open, the flies …