A desert rat explores the south.

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Domromer, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej Long timer

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    What's your camera? (when you are on the road w/the bike?).
    How do you take and process what appear to be your HDR photos?
    Nice work.
    -ceej
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  2. Domromer

    Domromer Desert Rat

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    Camera is currently D7000
    For any hdr work I use photomatix.
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  3. fatherof4

    fatherof4 Been here awhile

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    The 1550 is pretty much what everyone is using. I thought yours looked bigger than the 1550'a. I like the looks of the alum top loader boxes but I am too frugal (cheap) to spend the $ they want for them when these will work. Now all I have to do is find someone to buy my stock bags.
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  4. Domromer

    Domromer Desert Rat

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    I ride two up on most of my camping trips so weight is always a concern. If I was going solo I'd use 20mm ammo cans.
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  5. Domromer

    Domromer Desert Rat

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  6. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Great thread.

    Awesome photography!!!!
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  7. Ross1969

    Ross1969 Adventurer

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    Thanks for posting - very interesting locations and photo's.
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  8. zandesiro

    zandesiro In rust we trust....

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    Thanks for sharing your trip!!
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  9. Domromer

    Domromer Desert Rat

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  10. Gooner

    Gooner DC 43

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    Really enjoying your pics and accompanying tales. Thx for sharing!
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  11. Steelraider

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    OK, I'll bite, what is a Geocache??

    New to DS but getting ready to do a LOT of traveling doing things just like this. TOO FUN!!! Motorcycled for 45 yrs but not like this. Looking forward for warmer weather.

    Subscribed!!
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  12. Domromer

    Domromer Desert Rat

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    Finding a secret hidden treasure with a gps. Check out ground speak. Com
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  13. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    Great pics. Granted I am not a world traveler, but out of the places I have been, Charleston is my favorite. The family and I try to visit at least once a year.
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  14. danh600

    danh600 Been here awhile

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    Great pictures. I think this one is my favorite. Great ride reports.
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  15. Domromer

    Domromer Desert Rat

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    Thanks, glad you like it.. Stay tuned in the next few days I'm going to post some photos I took on a trip to the Florida Keys and the Everglades.
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  16. Domromer

    Domromer Desert Rat

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    More tag game fun. This one is from Johns island Sc. It's the second largest island in America and very rural. I think it's a perfect example of low country scenery. It's well worth checking out if you ever get down to the Charleston area.

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  17. Domromer

    Domromer Desert Rat

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    Just got back from a trip to the Keys, no motorcycles were involved but the weather was warm and I did miss my motorcycle.

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    All Packed up and ready to go by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Our first night at Long Key State Park by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Camp first morning by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Our little beach by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Making breakfast by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Kayaks ready for action by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Sandra Fishing the flats by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Our campsite by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    We know how to rough it by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    These little geckos were all over the bathrooms at the campground by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Not a bad view by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Hammocking after lunch by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Portugese man of war Jellyfish, these little suckers were everywhere by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Can't camp without the coffee by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Exploring the mangroves by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    We spotted a very rare American Crocodile by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Cool houses on the water by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    This stingray swam next to me for a while by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Exploring Bahia Honda State Park by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Bahia Honda State Park by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Bahia Honda State Park on the bay side by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Kayakers on the beach at Bahia by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    View of the Beach From the old Bridge by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Snorkel tour boat coming back into the harbor by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    A Snorkel trip out of Bahia Honda by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    The rest of the boat was full of a college female swim team by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Coming back with the sunset by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Great Dane Checking out Alligator by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Cool great dane by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Very rare FLORIDA Key Deer, this one was the size of a German Shepard by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Wild Iguanas were all over the island by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    This one was in Front of our campsite by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Riding our bikes along the old 7 mile bridge by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    End of the road by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Sandra finds a Geocache on the 7 mile bridge by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    A big stingray seen front the bridge by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Left the motorcycle at home this trip by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Exploring a dirt road through the everglades by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    These guys were everywhere. We must have seen over 200 by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Two otters crossed the road in front of us by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Why did the otter cross the road by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Gators back by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Stacked up like cordwood by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Only snake of the trip, either a water snake or cottonmouth by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    A real adventure rider, this guy had a stringer of bass hanging off the mirrors by dsrphotography, on Flickr

    If you'd like to see more pics click the flickr link....next trip will be via bike, packing and unpacking the van takes too damn long!
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  18. danh600

    danh600 Been here awhile

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    Cottonmouth!

    How long in advance did you make reservations for Long Key? Hard to get in there this time of year. I got one night in early March. I'll just ride the bike down. You remember if site #5 was a good one?
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  19. Domromer

    Domromer Desert Rat

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    We made the reservations a few months ago. I believe they had been closed for maintenance so it was pretty wide open. That being said we did have to change campsites every single day which was a royal pain in the ass. We stayed in site 5 one night. It's fine, nothing good or bad about it. If I were to go back I'd stay at a site around #30 it was the only site with good shade and coconut palms on both sides. I meant to write down the number but I never got around to it. I'm sure if you called the ranger and asked for the site with coconuts on each side they'd know which one.

    I've now stayed at all the state parks in the keys. My first choice for camping would be Bahia honda, followed by curry, then long key, finally Johnpennecamp.
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  20. Domromer

    Domromer Desert Rat

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    Decide to head south to check out the Laurel Hill Wildlife drive. On the way down we grabbed some tags for the South Carolina Photo tag game and had a quick stop in Savannah for a snack. The weather was unreal as it was 76f when we arrived in Savannah..It was really nice to be able to wear the mesh coat and leave the winter riding jacket in the closet.

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    Plenty of canopy roads on the way to Savannah by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    The fog was pretty thick over the water by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    A cool gate and another canopy road by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    The ruins of The Sheldon Church almost halfway between Savannah and Charleston by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    This person died before Lewis and Clark made the trip out West by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Old tombstone with Stars and Bars by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    A tree that had bricks placed in the hollow by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Historic plaque by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Save this one later for the tag game by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Cool plaque on the gate by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Grabbed a tag on the way in the SC state tag game by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    The newest tag in the SC state tag game, and the reason for todays ride by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Hard to see but two baby gators in the foreground and Momma gator in the background keeping watch by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    A canopied section of the 4 mile dirt loop by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    This will be neat in the spring when it's covered in birds and lily pads. by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    A gator to see us off before we turn back on the road to Savannah by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Crossing the Savannah River by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Touring the mean streets of Savannah by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    Stopped for a snack at the back in the day cafe..as seen on the food network by dsrphotography, on Flickr

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    The bike rests for the return ride home by dsrphotography, on Flickr
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