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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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Osorno Volcano, Patagonia, Chile

During our most recent visit to South America, we had a fantastic day trip from Puerto Montt into the stunning Chilean Lake District. In addition to our tour guide, Patty, our constant companion for the day was the Osorno volcano … Continue reading

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Mount St. Helens With Her Head In The Clouds

In 1980, Washington State’s Mount St. Helens erupted onto the World stage. After three months of grumbling, on May 18th she literally blew her top, in a cataclysmic explosion that sadly killed 57 people, flattened thousands of acres of mature … Continue reading

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Lava Land: Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

I’ve always been fascinated with volcanoes. I suppose that’s to be expected, growing up as I did in the southeast part of the Serengeti, within view of Ngorongoro and the Crater Highlands (a story told in the first Jaspa’s Journey … Continue reading

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Snorkelling in a Volcanic Vent

“It’s okay.” This was the informed opinion of a local, when we told him we were booked on a snorkelling trip out to Molokini crater the next day. Talk about damned by faint praise! He was clearly of a mind … Continue reading

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Grand Symbols Over Maui

I had the most incredible day today. It began over 19 hours ago, with a pre-dawn drive up the mighty Haleakala volcano on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The trip to the top was quicker than expected, so we arrived … Continue reading

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Where’s Jaspa? (June 1st, 2013)

Today Rich ticked a destination off his bucket list with a visit to another volcano that blew its top in the past. This time the weather couldn’t have been more cooperative! Who can identify this stunning location in southern Oregon?…. … Continue reading

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