After extensive hiking through the Dunes at Sandbanks Provincial Park a day earlier, Bob and I chose to give our feet a rest and go cycling. A planned excursion on the Millennium Trail got off to a slow start because we had difficulty locating our preferred trailhead. Read more
After completing our tour of a Murano glass factory in Venice, Bob and I were anxious to get back to the Grand Canal. In no time, a water taxi whisked us across the water. Santa Maria della Salute rose high on the horizon where it stands at the junction of the Grand and Giudecca Canals. Read more
Sunrise must have been a little before 5:30 a.m. because that is when I woke up to a bright sunbeam that found a chink in the room-darkening drapes. I jumped out of bed and snapped a photo but already the brilliant orb was a short distance above the horizon. Read more
When Bob and I first stepped onto the conglomeration of hexagonal stepping stones that compose the Giant’s Causeway, we were transported back in time. Our imagination took flight and traveled along the pavements into the mists and legends of the past. Read more
As I rubbed the sleep from my eyes at 6 a.m., a peak out the wall of windows revealed a couple of freighters silhouetted on the bright horizon in Mossel Bay, South Africa. The weather did not look promising. Read more
On our first day of vacation in Prince Edward County, Ontario, the summer of 2022, Bob and I opted to scout out the locale and take it easy. The first stop we made was at a popular attraction called Birdhouse City near Picton, Ontario, Canada. Read more
A few years ago, Bob and I decided that it would be great to canoe the Barron Canyon in the northeast part of Algonquin Provincial Park. We had learned that it is a one-of-a-kind location to canoe in the Park. After our excursion, we had to agree with that thinking. Read more
One March morning, Red-lored Parrots awakened us from their perch in the flowering trees above our cabin at Hotel Kokoro Arenal in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. After breakfast, we headed off to Arenal Observatory Lodge to do some hiking and bird watching. Read more
Wild Kea are very playful and inquisitive birds with an insatiable urge to explore and manipulate things. We had been warned to monitor the Kea’s antics around our vehicle; we soon understood why! Read more
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