Showing posts from March, 2010

Kindle Once Again - this time for Walk, Hike, Saunter

 Last time I did this was Dec 2017. At the moment, memory of how to do it is pretty foggy, but luckily I have my earlier blog posts on this to refresh my memory so printing them out to review. (look for Kindle label in this blog to find).  This book is a little easier than the others - text and inline photos, a table of contents, but no index. Susan has promised it will be out in two and a half weeks, so will try to do that. My immediate issue is that I remember that I have to make some changes to the Indesign file before putting out the epub file that I will update for Kindle, but don't remember quite what they were. Pausing to read my prior posts, and to review Kindle code for Healing Miles . From my 2012 notes I saw that to get reliable chapter breaks, each chapter had to be a separate xhtml file. The default of Indesign is to put out one big xhtml file, but it will break on a style, so I need to be sure the current Indesign document (for Walk, Hike, Saunter ) has an appropriat

Trip Report Patagonia - Torres del Paine Circuit

I've been quiet most of Feb and March. A sprained ankle slowed down my local hiking activity, and then got wrapped up with the trip to Torres del Paine. A side note re the sprained ankle. I was doing a training hike, with a 30 pound pack, hiking poles and a gps. I was holding both hiking poles in one hand, while looking at the gps in the other hand, all while walking down a muddy bank to a stream ford. A bad combination. Once my center of gravity got far enough out, there was no stopping the fall, though my ankle tried. I landed in the mud - head to toe, and bounced back up. No immediate pain, but by the time I had walked the six steep hilly miles to get out, I had substantially unmatched ankles. After a week with an ace bandage, and then an ankle brace, it felt fine. It made one change in our Patagonia trip. We have been using trail runners for hiking shoes for about five years, but this trip I used my boots, just for extra ankle insurance. We did a similar trip last year, and I