I was supposed to go kayaking on Ebenezer Creek with the Lowcountry Unfiltered group this weekend. I even had my boat on top of my car Thursday evening. Unfortunately, the weather had other plans. Friday evening it started to snow in earnest, right about the time I was heading home. The weird thing is that the roads were clear, but some idiots were driving 35 mph on the Interstate because a little white stuff was coming down. Driving hazards had little to do with the weather and much to do with people not paying attention. Here’s a short time-lapse video of the experience…
I saw no less than four accidents on I-85, all caused by someone rear-ending someone going slowly. And before anyone comments, the video above was shot from a Flip Video set up on a tripod on my dash board. It was completely hands-free, and I could concentrate on driving.
Friday evening Laura and I enjoyed the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics. The ceremonies were visually stunning, and I think they did a fantastic job. We spent much of the rest of the weekend watching the competitions.
Saturday morning we woke up to about four inches of light fluffy snow covering everything. Our Florida cat, Percy, loved it, and spent most of the morning prancing in the snow and rolling in it.
A light breeze created another blizzard as the light stuff was blown off of limbs and our roof.
Laura and I walked around the neighborhood, and eventually wound up at “Suicide Hill” on Selwyn Drive. This time I had brought our own sliders – two circular snow sleds. These turned out to be totally inadequate, as they largely spun out of control. I managed four runs, one of which got me airborne and created a mud crater upon landing. I’m still feeling the results of that one. Here’s a video of one trip, which consists of a lot of spinning…
By Saturday afternoon most of it was gone. We were able to go out for dinner and get out of the house for a bit. Laura said it was her favorite kind of snow – pretty, but not really disruptive.
2 thoughts on “Winter Weekend”
How many cameras do you keep in your car? Cool video.
Valid question, Ed. It depends. I usually have my Nikon D50 with me, as well as my small Nikon S70. In this case I also had an older Nikon S50 with me for time-lapse, but I didn’t use that footage.
If I’m working on a project, like I had planned to do this weekend, I may also have a Sony Handycam and/or Flip Video camera with me.