Archive | June 3, 2018

One Month Anniversary Of My Garmin Fenix 5.

by Anura Guruge


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Last 4 weeks (i.e. 28 days).


May 5 & May 6 to get me a FULL 30-day count.


Wow. I have now had my Garmin Fenix 5 for a month, i.e., 30-days — May 4 to June 3, 2018.

No real problems. The backlight does NOT work like I would expect it to, but I can live with that.

On the whole it does all that I want and does so without any fuss or drama. I like that.

I really have got used to it. It feels non-intrusive and I think that that has to be the best measure of what a good fitness/activity tracker should be. You wear it and it does not mess with your day.

Very different feel to when I had my Fitbit Ionic. That watch used to irk me.

The Fenix 5, on my wrist, feels right.

I just hope my luck continues.

So, it has outlived my first Garmin Vivoactive 3 (15-days) but not the second (51-days).

I will do another post, of this ilk, on day 52 — I HOPE. Fingers and toes crossed.


So, during those 30-days I walked 302,508 steps.

Average steps a day = 10,084.


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“Acadia National Park”, Maine, Entrance Fees Have Gone Up As Of This Weekend.

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So, the 7-day ‘car’ pass is now $30 as opposed to $25. Annual pass has also gone up $5.

It is not the end of the world, and it is still a good deal. But, I know there will be those that will be miffed.

We are lucky (for a change). Between us we have TWO (2) LIFETIME passes! We take it in turn to use them. {Smile} No, alas, they are not transferable and they do check your ID.


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New Hampshire Hoping To Pass A Law To Limit The Growing Craze With ‘Roadside Memorials’.

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The New Hampshire ‘House Bill’ (HB) waiting approval. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Here is the link to the original: legiscan.com/NH/text/HB1428/id/1656461


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While I can kind of understand the motivation and cathartic value, these roadside memorials, around here, are getting out of hand. They were erecting quite an elaborate one, replete with a plastic palm tree and two Adirondack chairs in the MIDDLE of Alton Circle today — probably to memorialize a local that died, at the circle, in a motorcycle accident last week. That one, right smack in the middle of the circle, is quite distracting — and that circle, already, is fraught with danger.

So, I for one, will be really glad to see some legislation limiting these roadside memorials.

I personally think 90-days is too much. I would have gone with 14-days, MAX. Plus, there should be size limitations.

But, this would be a start — though it has NOT passed the house as yet.


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by Anura Guruge

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