Jedi Transition – aka Rainbow Canyon 2015

Jedi Transition – aka Rainbow Canyon 2015

Rainbow Canyon is part of the R2508 Special Use Airspace Complex, in Panamint Valley.  The Canyon is a part of the much larger Sidewinder Low Level route, and is officially called “Jedi Transition”.  Rainbow Canyon itself is also known as Star Wars Canyon. It is said that some movie scenes of the Star Wars movies were shot here. The Jedi Transition starts just west of Owens Lake at 36.403047,-118.01239. From here aircraft hug the...

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Pre Antarctica – Argentina

Pre Antarctica – Argentina

So in early December 2013, myself and my brother headed to Antarctica to reach the 7th continent – and discover what it had to offer. Packing was a bit of a chore for this trip but I finally decided to take the following gear. Once we get into Buenos Aires, we spent a day here looking around and sight seeing before flying on to Ushuaia. We had already visited Buenos Aires in 2008 with the lads so we were kinda familiar with the place and...

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Antarctica – Photo Gear

Antarctica – Photo Gear

So if you are lucky enough to be going to Antarctica then all I can say is “Well done” as I know that it is a place that few people will get to travel to in this lifetime. It is an expensive excursion and one that few people will attempt to take on. In fairness, there are easier ways to spend 10-15K USD right. But enough of that – you are here because you are thinking “How much camera gear do I take with me” or...

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Aurora Borealis Hunting

Aurora Borealis Hunting

January 2013 Day 1 – So it was an early start… something that is akin to all Epic Trips at one point or another. I could not really sleep anyways so I got up at 03:30 instead of 04:00. I got some something to eat and then finished packing my bag and headed into Limerick to collect Paddy at 05:00. He was finishing his lunch for later in the day and then we were out of there. We drove through Limerick and made it out to Shannon for...

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A short week in Alaska

A short week in Alaska

Day 14 – So this is a follow on from my previous weeks on the trip to date – starting off in Hawaii and then driving up the West Coast from San Francisco to Seattle. Now we are after departing Seattle early on Sunday morning at 06:00 and flying up to Anchorage in Alaska – a flight that took approximately 2h 40 minutes. We slept on the plane for a bit and just rested after the early start. We had had a nice time in Seattle and...

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The West Coast – Highway 101

The West Coast – Highway 101

Day 7 – So we left Honolulu Saturday night on the red-eye flight to San Francisco. We got a little sleep on the plane but not a lot – there is a lot of pressure to make sure that everything is organised and booked properly – especially when you are doing most of the organising yourself. If you are wondering where the first six days are, they are in an earlier post in Hawaii. So the flight time was approximately five hours and...

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