Beachtown

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My secret place to launch a long hike on the beach is Beachtown.  You drive out towards East Beach, turn in towards the condos, and find a place to park.  There are beautiful homes, a nice public Boardwalk for beach access, and long stretches of beach in either direction.  Today, I hoofed it in the sun out to East Beach and back.  It was a great walk on the beach.

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Periscope Drones and Search Feature

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If you follow my blog, then by now you know that I am a fan of the Periscope App.  And it keeps getting more interesting.  The latest edition provides for Periscoping directly from certain drone models, and the views are fantastic (sample screenshot above).  There is also a new search feature that allows you to search for topics of interest, including a topic for “GoPro & Drones”.  How cool is that for a relatively new App that just recently celebrated their one year anniversary?  You can find more information on the Periscope Blog, and keep your eyes there for the next new feature that comes along.  Oh, and can someone give me about one thousand dollars so I can buy my own DJI Drone starter kit for Periscoping?  🙂

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Periscope Skip Ahead

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I am still enjoying Periscope.  Lately they have improved the Map View to include options to see live video or recorded video.  For recorded video, there is a new option to Skip Ahead.  Just press and hold on your touchscreen, and you can fast forward to the spot you want to see in the recorded video.  It is chilly in Austin, and I am missing the beach, so I virtually travelled to Australia tonight to catch a sunrise.  I hope you enjoy the possibilities for travel on Periscope too.

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