Hiking amid the Plantations near La Bajada, Mexico


Hiking amid the Plantations near La Bajada, Mexico

Image of La Bajada, Mexico.

Having left Cerro de San Juan Ecological Reserve behind us in Tepic, Bob determined that there were still sufficient daylight hours to make a stop and go hiking near La Bajada.  The coffee and banana plantations in that area promised good birding habitat, and it wouldn’t be too far off our route back to San Blas. Read more

A hike in the Amazon Rainforest at Sandoval Lake

A hike in the Amazon Rainforest at Sandoval Lake

Main building at Sandoval Lake Lodge, Lake Sandoval, Amazon Basin, Peru

While staying at Sandoval Lake Lodge, it was customary to be wakened before dawn for an excursion around the lake at daybreak.  After completing our early morning circuit of the lake, Bob and I returned to the lodge for a much needed breakfast that once again featured local fruits. Read more

Fall Colors at Algonquin Park and Oxtongue Lake

Fall Colors at Algonquin Park and Oxtongue Lake

fall colors, dorset tower view, ontario, pic 1

We took a drive up from Toronto, Ontario on October 1, 2012, to checkout the fall colors in the Algonquin Park and Oxtongue Lake areas.  From atop the Dorset tower, the view of the color sure proved the drive worthwhile.  According to the local people with whom we spoke,  this was the best fall color seen in this area in 10 years. Read more