Amsterdam a world of bikes, tulips, and windmills



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Amsterdam a world of bikes, tulips, and windmills

Central Station, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

After landing at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands, Bob and I boarded a train for a 25-minute ride into Amsterdam.  At the downtown railway station, we inquired about catching a cab to our hotel but were told that it was located nearby.  And so, with bags in hand, we set off through the streets on our short walk!  We needed to stretch our legs in any case. Read more

Fall Colors at Algonquin Park and Oxtongue Lake

Fall Colors at Algonquin Park and Oxtongue Lake

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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

Oxtongue Lake, Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven



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Oxtongue Lake, Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven

For the first time ever, the Community of Oxtongue Lake took part in Doors Open Ontario.   For Bob and I, it was a thrill to attend , and as things would turn out, it was a total success! Read more

Bowhead Whales we sighted off Kekerten Island



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Bowhead Whales we sighted off Kekerten Island

rock and strewn bones - kerkerten island - nunavut - canada

Another cold wet morning greeted me on Kekerten Island as I prepared for what I hoped would be a day of filming Bowhead Whales off Baffin Island in Nunavut. Read more

A Juvenile Bowhead Whale off Baffin Island



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A Juvenile Bowhead Whale off Baffin Island

Basecamp on Kekerten Island in the Cumberland Sound, off Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada

An early dawn found a grey sky with the waters of the Arctic Ocean sitting at low tide below our base camp on Kekerten Island, off Baffin Island. Read more

Our Journey To Kekerten Island In Search of Bowhead Whales



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Our Journey To Kekerten Island In Search of Bowhead Whales

pangnirtung - Baffin Island - nunavut

In the early morning hours under a cold wet sky, we prepared to leave Pangnirtung by boat in search of Bowhead Whales off Kekerten Island in Cumberland Sound off Baffin Island. Read more

Our search for Arctic Bowhead Whales in Nunavut



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Our search for Arctic Bowhead Whales in Nunavut

photograph of a First Air Jet aircraft at the Ottawa Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

My journey in search of Bowhead whales in the Canadian Arctic began in Ottawa, the capital of Canada.  There, I boarded a First Air jetliner headed for Iqaluit on Baffin Island. Read more

Giant Otters at Sandoval Lake in Peru



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Giant otters at Sandoval Lake in Peru

Sandoval Lake, Tambopata National Reserve, Peru

Reveille at Sandoval Lake Lodge in the Tambopata National Reserve in Peru was very early with a pre-dawn wake-up call at 5:30 a.m.  Bob and I were told that the early start to the day enables guests to get out on the lake, observe the sunrise, soak up the solitude of the early-morning hours and hopefully spot some wildlife, most notably the Giant Otters. Read more

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