September 25, 2018
2018 Burning Man Photos
A view of my camp from the elevated deck at Box Office Camp. This was taken my second day on the playa.
Every year there's one art piece that is obviously dangerous, and BMOrg will let people play on it until someone gets seriously hurt and then they make some changes. Before this one had been open for too many days, someone fell off and it was shut down.
My complete set of 2018 Burning Man photos can be seen here.
September 14, 2018
Videos from Burning Man 2018
September 11, 2018
El Capitan State Beach
When I was at El Capitan State Beach with Great Outdoors Santa Barbara I walked what used to be the paved bike path from El Capitan to Refugio State Beach. Part of the route has eroded away, so much so that the path is closed, although pedestrians still hike along the closed portion.
See the complete set of photos here.
Supersonic Passenger Aircraft
Aerion Corp. of Reno is developing a supersonic airplane that could carry 12 passengers. Their intent is to develop a plane that would not require any change in regulations in order to fly legally. The plane would fly at just below the speed of sound over land, so there would be no sonic boom, with speed increasing to Mach 1.6 over water, but they say it will be able to fly at Mach 1.2 without generating a sonic boom. Target price is $120 million. Twenty-three jets have already been sold at that price. The first flight is planned for 2023.