Monthly Archives: February 2016

Rocky Mountain Bears

Our attempts to witness wild bears fishing for salmon in Alaska met with limited success (see my post Close Encounter With An Alaskan Bear). Fortunately, we had much more luck (and purely by chance) during our visit to the Rocky … Continue reading

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Rough Seas Off Land’s End, Cornwall

Land’s End in Cornwall is where the southwest tip of England reaches out into the frigid waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. When I was there in mid-December, the ocean’s waves were pounding incessantly at the bare rocks of the … Continue reading

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The Templar Tunnels of Acre, Israel

The historic centre of Acre (modern day Akko), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is perhaps the best-preserved old town in Israel, second only to Jerusalem. Acre was taken by the Crusaders at the very end of the 11th Century to … Continue reading

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Icelandic Waterfalls

I have to admit, the three days we spent in Iceland in 2011 were pretty wet and cold. But that didn’t prevent us having a marvellous time in this northern wilderness. Iceland is famous for its volcanoes, geothermal activity and … Continue reading

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Marking Time In Prague

Like all European cities, the Czech capital of Prague has timepieces everywhere. From clocks on towers… … And churches… … To a giant metronome on a hill above the Old Town. Each year there’s one moment in time that, in … Continue reading

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Arches National Park, Utah

In the summer, the High Desert of Arches National Park is a rocky oven with temperatures often soaring well above 100ºF (38ºC) for days on end. That said, it can get quite chilly in the winter, with even a possibility … Continue reading

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