Patrick Colvin Photography: Blog en-us (C) Patrick Colvin Photography [email protected] (Patrick Colvin Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:19:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:19:00 GMT Patrick Colvin Photography: Blog 120 120 July 2018 Mt Rainier adventure Random days off and wanderlust took me to my local volcano, MtRainier, for a pleasant drive with some fantastic scenery. An $80 America the beautiful pass gets me in to any national park or Bureau of Land Management lands in the US for a year and I'm going to use it! Enjoy these photos!

[email protected] (Patrick Colvin Photography) Sun, 22 Jul 2018 23:20:08 GMT
Arlington Fly-in and Airshow 2015 A couple of Saturdays ago I flew with a fellow flight club member, Warren Hendrickson, up to Arlington Wa (KAWO) for the annual Arlington Fly-in and airshow. After washing the club aircraft with fellow members (a monthly event) we took off in the club Cessna 177RG from Tacoma Narrows (KTIW) and headed north under cloudy skies. Our flight path took us north up Puget sound and the Kitsap Peninsula, west of SeaTac Airport and downtown Seattle and eventually right over Paine Field (KPAE) and the huge Boeing plant. Arlington was pretty heavy traffic-wise but following the published procedures we were soon on the ground. There were lots of airplanes (from general aviation to military) and a large display of military vehicles, which was unexpected but cool. We wandered around looking at airplanes and vendor booths, had some lunch, watched the show and sat in on a presentation by WA Air Search and Rescue that really got us thinking about some additional emergency supplies for the aircraft and things to do to assure a timely rescue in the event of a mishap. When the show was over and the all clear was given we started back up and flew home. Though it was a bit cloudy it was overall a good day...and I got a taste of a club aircraft I hadn't flown yet. Here are a few pics from the trip.





[email protected] (Patrick Colvin Photography) Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:53:10 GMT
Olympic Peninsula and coast Adventure July 6-7, 2015 On this adventure I went from Tacoma out to Aberdeen and took Hwy 101 north and around the Olympic Peninsula of WA state, seeing the natural wonders, exploring places and looking for future campsites.

One unique factor on this trip was the smoke from the fires in British Columbia created a constant high haze in the atmosphere, causing a bit of sun blockage and temperature it was around 60-75 degrees mostly until I got further south around Bremerton WA.

Highlights of this venture were seeing a world record Sitka Spruce, visiting Forks WA (Alas no sparkly vampires were spotted), the HUGE driftwood logs and sunset at Rialto beach, camping overnight at Mora campground, standing at the tip of the NW U.S. on the Makah Reservation looking out at Tatoosh Island at Cape Flattery and the unexpected awesome beauty of Lake Crescent (last pic below).

Overall a good little trip. Enjoy the photos :-)







Ha! This looks like rock but is actually huge driftwood...






[email protected] (Patrick Colvin Photography) Sun, 12 Jul 2015 03:13:27 GMT