Monthly Archives: July 2015

Jamaica’s Blue Lagoon

Jamaica’s Blue Lagoon is a small inlet off San San Bay in the northeast part of the island, a little east of Port Antonio in Portland Parish. Legend has it that the Blue Hole is bottomless, but a more scientific … Continue reading

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Cozumel Sunset

I wasn’t sure I was going to have time for my blog this weekend. Then the photo themes of Perfect Sky from Nancy (of Nancy Merrill Photography) and Half and Half from Ben (of the Daily Post) reminded me of … Continue reading

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The 2500-Year-Old Reed Boats of Huanchaco, Peru

There has been a settlement at Huanchaco since prehistoric times. When the colossal UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chan Chan was a thriving city, Huanchaco was its port. Colonial era buildings indicate it remained important to the Spanish conquistadores. Some … Continue reading

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Three Rivers Petroglyphs, New Mexico

Petroglyphs are basically rock art; images carved or drawn onto rocks or cave walls, usually during prehistoric times. I’ve been to several petroglyph sites over the years, spread across Europe and North America, including several in Hawaii and the Caribbean. … Continue reading

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The Ballestas Islands – Peru’s Galapagos

Often billed as Peru’s answer to Ecuador’s Galapagos, the Ballestas Islands are a little easier to get to (assuming you’re already in Peru of course). From the small town of Paracas, a boat ride of about 20 minutes takes visitors … Continue reading

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Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico: Doorway to the Universe

One of my must-see places when I visited Puerto Rico was the jaw-dropping Arecibo Observatory, the largest single-dish radio telescope in the World. A staggering 1000 feet in diameter, the enormous dish of the telescope is quite literally built into … Continue reading

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