I caught a few photos of the NASA launch of the Perseverence Rover this morning, beginning it’s journey to Mars – it was very obvious how much faster this launch was than the SpaceX ones we frequently see, I had only seconds from when the launch came into view, till it was gone behind high clouds. Reminder we’re almost 60 straight-line miles from the launch!
Back in April I had the second annual service booked on my car – and the dealership found axle damage that prevented them allowing me to drive it till it was resolved. That wouldn’t be such an issue were it not for the pandemic, which meant spare parts were unavailable!
Worse, when the dealership did eventually get a replacement right rear axle shaft, they determined that in fact both rear axle shafts have to be replaced – so another six week wait to get hold of a second part (a big shame here they weren’t ahead of the game with ordering!)
But finally this week, after involving higher management, the parts arrived and have been fitted, the car has been fully detailed – and what’s more the steering wheel vibration annoyance I’ve had since day one, has been resolved.
While the loaner X3 was fine, it is very nice to have my own car back, with it’s very potent engine, head-up display, etc …
Now back home in our garage …
The wildlife drive on the north side of Lake Apopka has been closed for months due to the ongoing pandemic, and then we waited a little when it re-opened incase it was too busy. But today we visited and it was definitely not crowded at all – though sadly not crowded with Alligators either (the weather is too warm I think, they don’t need to be out sunning when the water is warm!)
I did get a few Alligator photos, and quite a few heron pics too: