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10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

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As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

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Vegalot in Fortuna is doing 15 things including…

Photograph 43 Sunsets

7 cheers

 

Vegalot has written 14 entries about this goal

I owe, I owe, so off to photo I go . . . .

Me been very busy and not have time to post, have lots of wonderful photos of sun going away into the night, thees from Jan 2007, this one, better in comments -

(man fish, will he catch bird???)



This was yesterday . . .

. . . we are having end of the summer sunsets, mostly fogged in every evening . . . but still, there are glorious moments at times.



Had a very nice evening a few days ago, saved you a glass of wine . . .

. . . this was fun, great evening, mild, no wind, and a very nice sunset—thought I would share a glass with you all . . .

(couple more in comments)



Quick one from a fishing trip a few days back . . .

. . . no fish that night, but still, what a nice evening . . . that’s a line of brown pelicans in the background



Itsy Bitsy Spider . . .

. . . what fun this was! Took a lot of shots of this spider working its web with the sun going down behind it—a very fun series . . . some more in comments.



There is an old pipe bridge across the mouth of the Elk River just before it enters Humboldt Bay . . .

. . . these are the piers that supported the old dock.

(a couple more in comments)



A Good Series From Way Up High . . .

. . . This is from a little know overlook of the Eel River Valley. Back in the ‘60s we had a major major flood here, and the entire valley was filled with water—hard to believe until you see the high water marks on some of the trees.

. . . Again, thanks to Malc, I am shooting a bit differently these days when the opportuity presents itself.

(a few more in comments)



There was a lot of Bird activity the other night . . .

. . . and a beautiful evening.



Normal humboldt County Sunset . . .

. . . notice the slight pinkish “glow”?—this is often as good as it gets.



The very next day . . .

. . . another nice sunset from the side yard.

(but a disappointing set. . . )



Vegalot has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.

 

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