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Experiencing Germany With Three of My Nieces. Part 6 – Bad Duerkheim and the Pfaelzer Wald

Since we had gone further afield the day before, our last full day in the Pfalz was focused more on relatively local activities where a bit of rain would be more easily managed.  We started off with another excellent breakfast, … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 4: Crater Lake

There is something odd about driving uphill to get to a lake. Even more so as you gain elevation over the surrounding land and there is less and less landscape above you. The whole concept of lakes being at the … Continue reading

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Through the Camera – A desert day

Moments from a stroll with the camera through a greening desert

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Seattle Soundings – The Dungeness Spit

On the northeast corner of the Olympic peninsula and roughly two hours by road and ferry from Seattle, the Dungeness spit is a key component of the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. At nearly 6 miles long and growing a few … Continue reading

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Meandering the Midlands – Scarborough Castle

One morning I intended to go for a walk in the northern part of the Peak District, but the forecast was for fog most of the day so I decided to go a bit further afield to the North Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Day Trips from Tokyo – Hiking Mt. Mutsuishi

Today dawned with a perfect hiking outlook so I decided to venture off to Oku-tama and see how well the trails had fared through the winter and early spring. With notably more sunlight to play with than in the autumn … Continue reading

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Day Trips from Tokyo – Hiking above Ito

Last weekend was the first real opportunity for a hike that I have had in several weeks, and I woke early on Saturday morning ready to go – until I opened the curtains and saw it raining in buckets outside … Continue reading

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Day trips from Tokyo – Kamakura

Snow on the mountains and a conscious decision not to bring winter hiking gear has managed to override my normal inclination to get out to less populated areas on my days off. While not ideal, this has opened up several … Continue reading

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Day Trips from Tokyo – Mt. Takao (and a return to autumn)

This post has been a long time coming. It’s not that way due to anything particularly special about it, but it was on this hike that the camera I started the trip out with decided to retire and some other … Continue reading

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Some quirks of the Canon SX230HS

I have now had my camera for several weeks and am fairly comfortable using it. In the process I have found several things I really like as well as some quirks I am not quite as happy with. What I … Continue reading

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