Birding is lame right? Resetting my local SA bird list was one of the best things I’ve done in recent years. I’m currently on 281 and hoping to get to around 600 in my lifetime.
Truth is, if I don’t get near that it’s ok. What non-birders don’t realize is seeing a sought-after bird is a fraction of the fun. It’s all about the adventure trying.
It gets us researching and learning. It gets us planning and traveling. It gets us outside and exercising. It get us together with old friends, sharing stories of recent twitches.
There are so many similarities to chasing waves that it’s no surprise so many surfers appreciate birding too.
Here I am trying to see an Osprey in Stanford. We didn’t see it but it was awesome trying.
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Surfing brings me so much joy and it's a brilliant escape from working online.
100 Tweet Thread
Today marks the end of a monster 100 Tweet thread over the past 100 days.
Back from Mentawai
What an experience surfing the waves I've grown up watching as far back as crusty VHS.
A tale from Witzenhausen
I decided to adapt my WordCamp Berlin talk into a tale about Yannick from the quaint town of Witzenhausen.
Had to drop everything to chase a massive West swell hitting Namibia