Showing posts from October, 2011

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

Once More, fate intervenes with our hiking

I didn't expect my next post would lead with an image of Cunard Line's Queen Elisabeth, but there she is in Quebec City. We rearranged our Appalachian Trail backpack at the last minute to give flood waters from Hurricane Irene time to recede. The plan was first drive to Quebec City and Montreal and then back to Connecticut to hike its section of the AT. That part worked. This was my first visit to Quebec, and it made quite an impression on me. At an intellectual level I knew they spoke French, but had always thought of them as a part of English Canada. Now I know in my gut that this is a different place. They are so thoroughly French, not as in France, but a different French speaking country. A sign at the cathedral in Quebec City welcomed pilgrims. It wasn't till I got home that I found out that there are many pilgrimage shrines in French speaking Canada. Towards the end of our stay in Montreal, Susan had a 3am visit to McGill University Hospital emergency, where she