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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - Whitewater Draw Arizona Game & Fish Wildlife Refuge - 111.3 Miles, 4,503.1 Miles for the Trip
I took a couple of moon & cactus photos last night that have an Arizona feel:
|Sunset, Moon & Cactus||Add Venus|
A windy night, with lots of trailer shaking. Lots of sound effects from the bush rubbing against the back window. After breakfast & a bit of forum reading, I headed out. Lots of traffic on I 10, but once I exited to AZ 80, the traffic went away. I only stopped in Tombstone for gas & a coffee refill; I've been to the tourist part of the town twice, and with the exception of the courthouse museum, twice too many.
I pulled into the Whitewater Draw BLM area around 11:30, and the space for RV's was close to full. I wormed my way into a space that I may not be able to get out of, but I'm here. I wandered over to the pond & took a few photos of the Sandhill Cranes and other birds, looked back and saw that one of the RVs left. Rushed back to move into a better space, but by the time I reached the truck a large Class A pulled into the space. So, I'm here, hoping the 5th wheel ahead of me leaves before I want to. I've been to a couple of Sandhill Crane wintering locations, and enjoy taking photos. The last time was at Bosque del Apache, and I have to say there are many more here. I made multiple loops around the ponds, and added some photos throughout the day.
|Lots of Sandhill Cranes (large 2.1MB Version) Full Size jpg (27MB)|
It has cooled off even more than it was in Tucson (I gained another couple thousand feet) so even in the sun a jacket is necessary. Lots of the people viewing the cranes are wearing winter coats & gloves.
After the short walk to the pond, I sat in the trailer and read. I finished Nathan Van Coops's The Chronothon (Not too bad, I downloaded the next in the series & will read it next) and started Artifacts of Death, by Rich Curtin, another new author (at least for me) that has a series about the Southwest.
Dinner was a Barber Cordon Bleu & the rest of the can of Bush beans. It is cool enough (55°F at 2:00PM) that using the oven is a pleasure!
Until Tomorrow -
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