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Breaking the 10,000 Barrier — 10,068 and counting


Just a tad under two years ago I posted my first YouTube video.  That would be my demonstration on spin-cocking a Rossi Ranch Hand and a full-size clone of the Winchester Model 1892, also made by Rossi and converted for me by the late Mike DiMuzio.  That video hasn’t exactly “gone viral”, but it hasn’t done badly, either.  Today it surpassed 10,000 views.  Here’s that video:

For information on the Rifleman’s Rifle and the television show that inspired this video, see:

And for a video on the history of spin-cocking in Hollywood, with scenes from the classic television series The Rifleman, see:

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One Last Glimpse of Alaska and Her Glaciers


Today I present my longest (10:45) and most ambitious video to date.  In order you’ll see:

  • 0:20 Mark — Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay, includes:
    • An impressive ice calving event at the 1:50 mark and another at 2:02
  • 2:15 Mark — Images of the Norwegian Sun transiting Glacier Bay with additional glaciers
  • 3:42 Mark — Norwegian Sun’s sunset transit past the majestic mountains of Wrangell – St. Elias National Park with stunning images of snow-capped mountains bathed in the reddish glow of a setting sun
  • 4:22 Mark — Hubbard Glacier, includes:
    • A column of ice probably close to 200 feet/60 meters tall breaking off from the glacier and crashing into Disenchantment Bay at 6:18
  • 8:20 Mark — Portage Glacier

Beginning next week I’ll return to our Chile-to-Los Angeles cruise.  You’ll recall we got sidetracked with Alaska following my presentation of the Costa Rican jungle.  We’ll take up with our next stop on that voyage — Nicaragua.

As for this week’s remaining blog post, it’s a Fun Firearm Friday with a look at another historic firearm.

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The Magic Water Tour of Lima — With Video!


El Circuito Mágico del Agua

El Circuito Mágico del Agua

In an upscale Lima neighborhood lies a park of immense beauty that sports a nightly cascading show of fountains, lights, music, and laser projection.  So, in addition to today’s photo-essay, I’ll be giving you the added treat of a video of the park and it’s nightly fountain-and-light show.  That video will be at the end of today’s blog post.

Parque de la Reserva — Park of the Reserve

Parque de la Reserva — Park of the Reserve

The fountains are interactive, in that visitors can walk beneath the arched jets of a water “tunnel,” or stand amidst multi-colored columns of water that jut upward from the ground.  You’ll see what I mean in the aforementioned video.

Parque de la Reserva — Park of the Reserve

Parque de la Reserva — Park of the Reserve

The park is a big draw with the locals and incredibly busy even though this visit was on a Wednesday evening.  We even ran across a couple who chose this venue for their wedding.

A Wedding at the Park

A Wedding at the Park

And then there is that beautiful crescendo of colorful lights playing against the fountains.

Fuente de la Fantasia — Nightly Fantasia Fountain light show

Fuente de la Fantasia — Nightly Fantasia Fountain light show

After cruising around the park be prepared for the nightly laser show using fountains of water as a cinematic screen.  The show runs for approximately two hours.

Nightly Laser Projection Show at Fuente de la Fantasia

Nightly Laser Projection Show at Fuente de la Fantasia

Below is today’s photo gallery.  Click on any image to enlarge and bring up the slide show.  Don’t forget the video that follows.

Finally, here’s my video of Parque de la Reserva and El Circuito Mágico del Agua:

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