Highlights from recent trips...

Joshua Tree National Park 2015

March 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Joshua Tree National Park in Jan/Feb is beautiful and not very crowded.  At one point, standing alone in the desert I stopped and looked around quickly because I thought I heard/felt something.  I realized what I "heard" was my own heart beating...aside from that it was 100% absolute silence--kind of cool experience.

A few pics and slide show:

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Oregon May 2014 (Portland, Coast, Bend, Painted Desert)

October 04, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Finally got around to finish going through pics from this trip...it's been so long it feels like a new vacation looking at them :)

 

Here's some highlights and a slide show:

 

Sunset at Lincoln City

IMG_9447IMG_9447Sunset at Lincoln City A Really BIG TREE near the coast:

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Rock Formations:

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Smith Rock:

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Painted Desert (this place is like being on another planet):

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Slide Show (Click on FULL SCREEN icon in lower right):

 


Ireland (August 2012)

June 02, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Blarney Castle, Cork:

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Crazy Kayaker Going Off of a Dublin Bridge:

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Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork:

Ireland August 20, 201263 Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland:

Ireland August 22, 201278 Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland:

According to legend, the columns are the remains of a causeway built by a giant. The Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn MacCool) was challenged to a fight by the Scottish giant Benandonner. Fionn accepted the challenge and built the causeway across the North Channel so that the two giants could meet. Fionn hides from Benandonner when he realises that his foe is much bigger than him. Fionn's wife, Úna, disguises Fionn as a baby and tucks him in a cradle. When Benandonner sees the size of the 'baby', he reckons that its father, Fionn, must be a giant among giants. He flees back to Scotland in fright, destroying the causeway behind him so that Fionn could not follow. Across the sea, there are identical basalt columns (a part of the same ancient lava flow) at Fingal's Cave on the Scottish isle of Staffa.

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Ireland 2012 Slide Show:

 


France and Germany June 2012

October 28, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

FRANCE

Strasbourg France:

Strasbourg FranceJune 07, 201216 Strasbourg France:

Strasbourg FranceJune 07, 201221 Strasbourg Cathedral, 2nd largest Church in France:

Strasbourg FranceJune 07, 201223 Owl at "La Volerie des Aigles':

La Volerie des AiglesJune 08, 201217 Koenigsbourg:

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KoenigsbourgJune 08, 201221 Barbary Macaque at "Montagne des Singes:

Barbary macaque @ Montagne des SingesJune 08, 20128 Barbary Macaque at "Montagne des Singes:

Barbary macaque @ Montagne des SingesJune 08, 20126 Germany

Stuttgart:

StuttgartJune 09, 20123 Holenzollern Castle:

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Holenzollern Castle:

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Slideshows:

FRANCE:

BARNABY MACAQUES:

GERMANY:

 

 


Wales and Manchester Feb 2012

July 15, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Caerphilly Castle:

Caerphilly February 10, 2012-22

Cardiff Castle:

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Chepstow Castle:

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Caernarfon Castle:

Caernarfon Castle, Bangor February 12, 2012-52

Conwy Castle:

Conwy Castle, Bangor February 13, 2012-39

The Factory (former Factory Records, now a club):

The Factory (original record label now a club) Manchester February 17, 2012-11

 

Full Slideshow from Trip:


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