Dramatis persona*

helenhead Helen Chick

I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "I'm a female, LDS/Mormon, Scout leading, geocaching, piano-playing, bicycling, mathematics educator with a PhD in maths ... and I VOTE"!

I think this makes me a minority group of cardinality 1!

* Since there's only one of me and "personae" is plural (I think), I've gone with dramatis persona.
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A damp hike … and a small milestone

I was hoping for some nice weather on the occasion of this particular Scout hike, in part to celebrate the eighth anniversary of this blog, and in part because I hate dealing with wet gear after a hike! Instead we had a lightly damp Saturday, an overnight downpour, and rain off and on during Sunday morning. So, the camera came out only rarely and the photos don’t amount to much, but it was still a pretty good hike. The scenery around Fortescue and Bivouac Bays is pretty regardless of the weather, and the 15 kids we took (amounting to half our Troop, and three patrols out of the six that came from the whole district) seemed to have a good time. It was a competition hike, and so they are left mostly to their own devices so I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with them.

So, the four shots above are from along the 6km track to Bivouac Bay, which gives views across to Cape Huay. The shot below looks out from Fortescue Bay, with a hint of sunlight breaking through the grey gloom, and the final shot shows the bedraggled masses after the final parade (and, yes, some of them are almost too short for hiking packs!).

Since this is the 953rd post in 8 years, I guess the next milestone will be the 1000th post … or, maybe, the 100th 12 of 12 post, or possibly even the 100th Moods of the Mountain post … I’m not sure which of these is going to come first.

And, prompted by a friend who suggested that my sidebar photo was looking a bit old, I’ve updated the old image (reposted below for posterity), with one from my Antarctic trip (also posted below). Instead of the photo being old, now it’s me being old! I’m having a bad hair day on both occasions, however, so some things certainly haven’t changed.

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