Of Walk-Abouts and Great White Sharks…

It was, ummm…. “suggested” that I go back to my Walk-Abouts.

“But I walk everywhere!” sez I.

“You walk to get somewhere. You should walk to see something,” sez They. Firmly. “And take pictures.”

Aha! I see a way out of this…

“I fried my camera.”

“You need a camera? You can have my camera. Here take my camera.”

Gawd, I hate this. I’m not very good at “Gee, thank you; that’s very nice.” It tends to come out sounding more like, “I don’t need your steenking camera!” And you know what they say: “Pride goeth before the loss of a camera offer”, or some such drivel. One of these days I’ll have to try “Don’t look a gift-horse in the mouth” on for size. I smoothed things over by saying I would consider going on a Walk-About. Eventually.

“You should go back to church, too,” sez They. Firmly.

Which is why I found myself wandering up to the Locks yesterday, borrowed “Crappy-Cam” in hand. I hadn’t planned on going to the Locks, which, I guess, was kind of the whole point. I think I probably ended up there because I’ve never been there in the winter before.

"Sault Ste. Marie, ON Waterfront & Boardwalk"© Les Becker, 2007Taken February 26, 2007 with Centrios "Crappy-Cam"

“Sault Ste. Marie, ON Waterfront & Boardwalk”© Les Becker, 2007
Taken February 26, 2007 with Centrios “Crappy-Cam”

"Ice-Bound"Taken February 26, 2007 with Centrios "Crappy-Cam"

Taken February 26, 2007 with Centrios “Crappy-Cam”

"Sault Locks Footbridge"Taken February 26, 2007 with Centrios "Crappy-Cam"

“Sault Locks Footbridge”
Taken February 26, 2007 with Centrios “Crappy-Cam”

"On Thin Ice"Taken February 26, 2007 with Centrios "Crappy-Cam"

“On Thin Ice”
Taken February 26, 2007 with Centrios “Crappy-Cam”

And, tougher-looking by the second, Crappy-Cam Owner has the pink hair again. I think she looks pretty cool, actually.


She’s been working on a science fair project for school. She wants to be a Marine Biologist eventually. Specializing in sharks.

02272007-Great White.jpg
Specifically the Great White.

I dunno… I think it might be cheaper to send her to Art School. She shows a lot of promise there, too.

Posted in Photography, The Walk-About | 3 Comments

3 Responses to Of Walk-Abouts and Great White Sharks…

  1. BeckEye says:

    Takes me back to my days working on the riverboat, nearly falling asleep during those lock and dam cruises. Dam(n) lock and dam cruises!

  2. Suzi says:

    Hey, those are pretty lovely photos, especially for being taken with a crappy camera! I like Ky’s pinkness. Not many people have hair that will hold the dye enough to get it THAT pink. It’s been tested around here a few times, without much success. I enjoy the shark’s lipstick, too.

  3. OldGuy says:

    I thought only Aussies took walk-abouts. you know like in the movie Crocodile Dundee when Mick goes walk-about in New York.

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