Welcome to my travel blog.  I’m just reorganizing things so you may find a different look from time to time.  On the top of this page you can access my publishing company Ranger Doug’s Enterprises or jump directly on board my 1899 tugboat, Katahdin.   Directly to the right is an archive beginning in Antarctica in 2004 so scroll away and enjoy!

 

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Micro-Hydro at last……an 11 year odyssey

Micro-Hydro at last……an 11 year odyssey

After eleven years of permitting, I finally received a FERC waiver and a special use permit from the USFS and so began construction this fall on my micro-hydro project. This entire project construction took just two weeks.  Briefly, the paperwork was identical to that...

Summer Rain–Summer Projects (and pies)

Summer Rain–Summer Projects (and pies)

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade the old adage goes--so when Covid hit, it's time to make pies.  I don't care what our orange-headed Buffoon-in-Chief says, I think these pies will ward off anything bad.  With a generous dollop of whipped cream with a cup of...

Why I Don’t Fly–Constantinople and Covid

Why I Don’t Fly–Constantinople and Covid

Flying back from Vietnam in 1965, our C-130 Hercules blew an inboard engine sending part of the compressor ring through the port light shown just aft of the propeller.  You can see holes on both sides of the engine cowling.  The top of the fuel pod was dented--glad it...

Cappadocia–week 3

Cappadocia–week 3

Cappadocia lies in central Turkey yet is surprisingly easy to access.  It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was a National Park until Erdogan pulled its park status, calling it an "economic development and tourism zone" or some such thing--sound familiar?  Here's a...

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