Category Archives: Environment

Lanyon Quoit Neolithic Tomb In The Mist At Dusk

I LOVE prehistoric piles of rocks. Standing stones, hill forts, stone circles… love them! Unsurprisingly then, when we were in Cornwall this time two years ago, we visited as many as we could fit in. One evening around dusk we … Continue reading

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Škocjan Caves UNESCO World Heritage Site, Slovenia

The breathtaking Škocjan Caves are located beneath the Karst limestone plateau, less than 50 miles southwest of the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, near the Italian border. The region gives its name to geological landscapes of this type around the World, … Continue reading

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A Drive Around St. John, US Virgin Islands

On our second visit to the US Virgin Islands we decided to escape the traffic and shops of St. Thomas and instead escape to the peace and quiet of neighbouring St. John. We caught the boat from Redhook Bay on … Continue reading

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Breathtaking Kaniku Lava Flow Sunset, Hawaii Big Island

Dawn and dusk are often a special time in Hawaii. I don’t know if it’s the island chain’s location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but its amazing how often the rising or setting of the Sun can really … Continue reading

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New Arrivals at Chester Zoo

I visited Chester Zoo in England early in the New Year, just in time to see a couple of their new arrivals. I have to admit to having mixed emotions about zoos, but Chester is one of the good ones, … Continue reading

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The Eden Project, Cornwall

Cornwall’s Eden Project is a fun place to visit, even in the depths of winter, as I did. Although the weather outside was frightful, it was warm and cosy inside the massive domes at its heart. In 1999 the site … Continue reading

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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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