Category Archives: Environment

Carrara Marble Quarries, Apennine Mountains, Tuscany

From the coast, the Apennine Mountains to the east of Carrara in Tuscany seem to shine brilliant white from the glaciers at their summits. Then you realise the peaks aren’t tall enough to support glaciers this far south. In fact, … Continue reading

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Soaring Over The Prairies

I love watching the landscape pass by below from a soaring aeroplane. Even the flat terrain of the US and Canadian prairies is fascinating. Especially in areas where colossal collages of gigantic geometric irrigated fields cover the dusty plains. Expand … Continue reading

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Dramatic Sunset in Port Royal, Jamaica

Few visitors to Jamaica stray far from the resorts and attractions on the north coast. Even fewer get to Port Royal, the one-time Pirate Capital of the World, on a promontory south of Kingston. This is a shame, because Port … Continue reading

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Sam’s Ses Challenge #17: Blue

Welcome to this week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge. Every weekend, Sam and I pick a word or phrase as the theme for the week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post something Ses-related that you think fits … Continue reading

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Garden of the Gods, Lanai, Hawaii

You have to agree, Hawaii is pretty isolated to begin with. And of the six main islands accessible to visitors, Lanai (or Lana’i) is probably the most isolated. And Lanai’s Garden of the Gods, over six miles from the nearest … Continue reading

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Aeri de Montserrat Cable Car, Spain

Danger is sometimes a matter of perception or opinion. What seems dangerous to one person, might not to another. Cable cars are a great example of this (the aerial kind, not the ones on tracks). Statistically, I’m sure they’re one … Continue reading

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Sam’s Ses Challenge #15: Glow

Welcome to this week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge. Every weekend, Sam and I pick a word or phrase as the theme for the week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post something Ses-related that you think fits … Continue reading

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