Tuesday, January 30, 2018 – Location: Palm Canyon Road near Quartzsite, AZ
Woke up this morning with a very sore and tired body. Not going far today. Just rest and get ready to move on after the big super blue blood moon eclipse tomorrow morning. Sure hope the partly cloudy day we’re having doesn’t spoil it.
Yesterday, late afternoon, before I knew how sore I really was, I took a two mile Jeep ride over to see the Kofa Spiral Labyrinth. Been coming here for several years and never heard of it. I found out as I was talking to a lady at the Palms sign in Palm Canyon. She asked if I had ever heard of it and I told her know I hadn’t.
She said to look it up on Google and it would tell me where it was along Palm Canyon Road. After resting awhile, I looked it up and it was only two miles from my RV, so Yuma and I jumped back in the Jeep and followed Ms. Google Maps right to the spot.
We walked all around it and shot photos of it and as I was standing there, I heard someone say, “Hi, Yuma and Doug!” I looked over and there was a black truck with a white camper. As I looked closer, I said, “Is that you, Gaeyln?” I had just talked with her the other day at the Bloggerfest.
Am I seeing a mirage in the spiral?
You can see Gaeyln’s camper right near the labyrinth.
In the center was like a fire ring and inside all kinds of trinkets and money people left for good luck.
I walked over and asked if she was taking photos of the spiral. She said that she didn’t even know it was there when she parked earlier for the night. What a coincidence.
Gaelyn had her camera tripod all set up and she was studying her cell phone. Gaelyn is an excellent photographer. She had a new app she was learning to use that would pinpoint the exact location of one object in relationship to where her camera was and another object.
Anywaaay, her plan was to pinpoint exactly where the moon was going to come up over the Kofa mountains and a Saguaro for a great photo shot. Me, I will just point and shoot and hope for the best. Be sure to check out her website, Geogypsy Traveler for her moon shots in the coming days.
My accomplishment for today is a few walks around the area while shooting at anything that didn’t move with my camera and the moon rising.
One of the many practice moon shots tonight and a dry wash flowing through the Mesquite trees.
See my MH in the center? Sure beats staying in a motel or hotel!
Wonder what these two old codgers are arguing about? Sure are beat up.
Didn’t catch the moon as it first rose over the Kofa mountains, but hopefully good enough. Better not miss the morning shots!
Cloudy out tonight. They are calling for mostly clear skies in the morning. Hope so.
See you later.