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An Early Spring Day of Hiking and Photography in Portland - III. Pearl District to Portland Heights

It was a warm, sunny, early spring day in the City of Roses. A great day to break out the daypack, the Nikon camera, a good telephoto lens and enjoy a 12-mile loop hike from home. 183 more words

Portland Area Hikes

(layers of) Boats in the Baltimore Harbor

Dragon . . . boats

Paddle . . . boats

Lightship . . . boat (Chesapeake)

The dragon boats are what caught my eye, but when I started studying the scene I realized there are several vessel types. 26 more words


Hue, Vietnam - A Journey to the Land of Poetry

For most of my adult life, train travel has become a mere necessity to get me from A to B. Often, my daily commute feels like my life’s force is being sucked out of me as I allow the cons of public transportation to eat away at me. 1,245 more words

Travel Blogs

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tomorrow is my (3) year anniversary!

It has been quite a journey. One I never thought would be part of my life.

I am very grateful to the Doctors and staff at Mercy Hospital. 281 more words

Lost in the Reflections

12 Jan 2016: Every day produces something new to marvel at and today was no exception. We had vivid early morning reflections that developed into one of the most beautiful sunrises I have seen for some time. 117 more words

Cultural (Con)Fusion at "Cowboy Resort"

Dragon boats sit in front of (the Chinese interpretation of) Plains Indian tepees at the “Cowboy Resort” on an island in Tai Lake west of Suzhou. 49 more words


The Start of The Great River Race – Saturday September 12th 2015

It is always a pleasure to have a look at the boats and crews at the start of the Great River Race , the range of boats waiting on the Millwall slipway vary in size and shape. 324 more words

River Life