One Last Spin Up To Signal Hill, Newfoundland

image of signal hill, st. john's, newfoundland

Our last morning in Newfoundland started out sunny with scattered clouds.  After packing up our belongings and having breakfast, Bob and I took one last spin up to Signal Hill. It seemed fitting that we should end our journey where we began, and given its historical significance, Signal Hill deserved another visit. Read more

Our Hike To Taranaki Falls In Mt. Tongariro National Park

image of highway and mountains, Mt. Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Receiving word that access to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing was once again forbidden owing to risky conditions, Bob and I had our last day in Mt. Tongariro National Park, New Zealand, wide open.  The morning looked promising with sun shining brightly when we awoke at our lodgings, at Creel Lodge. Read more

The Legendary Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

image of entrance gate to Table Mountain National Park, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

After visiting Boulder Beach on our day’s excursion from Cape Town, South Africa, it was decided to push on to the legendary Cape of Good Hope.  Only known to me through history lessons in grade school, the Cape of Good Hope instilled a sense of wonder in me.  I could hardly wait to see it! Read more

Northern Whiptail Lizard At The Grand Canyon

northern whiptail lizard - grand canyon 6

After we left the oasis of Indian Garden, Bob and I wasted no time making headway towards Plateau Point at Grand Canyon National Park.  The heat was building, the wind was constant, and the sun was torturous.  Still, we forced ourselves to remain vigilant since other hikers had spotted rattlesnakes on the trail.  It was when we drew near the water refilling station about 3/4 of the way between the two points that we saw a Northern Whiptail Lizard taking advantage of the puddles of spilled water in the shade of the water reservoir. Read more

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