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An Island of Re-Invention, Continued
in late 2012 I wrote . . .A tiny island in the South Pacific has been re-inventing itself for millions of years. About 3.5 million years ago it was a big volcano. Over the millennia it cooled and was

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Sampling the souks
Music, yelling, singing, more music, chanting and then the inevitable hustler whispering in my ear, “You want henna”. “Here look”, as I get handed a small photograph album. “Cheap, I’m

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Cottages of Currarong
There’s lots of R’s in Currarong it’s a word that takes a bit to get your mouth around, Curr-A- Rong but once you can say it you immediately smile and you really won't lose the smile until

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Beyer Garratt 6029
Okay I’m not a train spotter or a fanatical steam buff but like many blokes I like machinery and steam trains are a golden age of man-made machinery. I like looking at them and riding on them

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Christmas traditions in Poland.
Christmas is celebrated all around the world. Regardless of its origins Christmas is very popular and well liked holiday in many countries and have a very long tradition, which consists of a lot of

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Southwest Florida Birds and Wildlife Images
A week photographing in Southwest Florida- the top of the Everglades: My mom lives in Atlanta. I live in Vermont. Several years ago I decided that on my trips down to visit my mom I would take

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Song Bird Photography
My First Attempts at Songbird Photography One of my favorite photographers is Alan Murphy. Alan specializes in bird photography and has developed many different techniques to get songbirds up on

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Slot Canyon hiking Escalante, Utah
Hole-in-the-Rock Road, and the Slot Canyons around Escalante, Utah Part 2- After backpacking in Coyote Gulch for several days (Part 1), we camped another night on Hole-in-the-Rock Road near

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Hiking in Coyote Gulch, Escalante, Utah
Backpacking in Coyote Gulch, Escalante, Utah. Part 1- When we had spring break as teachers, we would head out to Northern Utah to ski. When we retired, we were able to extend our ski time

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Polar Bears and Belugas Whales. Churchill, Manitoba-Getting there
Polar Bears and Belugas Whales. Churchill, Manitoba-Getting there and being with a Guided Tour. Since I have retired from teaching, I have been trying to check off trips on my bucket list. We

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The tours and the town of Churchill, Manitoba
Polar Bears and Beluga Whales Churchill, Manitoba- Part 2 Part 2#- The tours and the town of Churchill The town of Churchill is at the confluence of the Sub-Arctic, Arctic and Marine

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Kayaking the Okefenokee Swamp
Kayaking the Okefenokee Swamp the "land of the trembling earth" I grew up in Georgia. Northern Georgia. As

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A day in Trondheim, Norway
The sun glitters on the Norwegian fjord but not for long. We had just arrived in Trondheim, and a friend and I want to make use of remaining daylight. The harbour at the mouth of the Nidelva

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Travelling Australia's Outback
Australia – the Outback, the Red Centre, the Never Never, beyond the Black Stump – descriptions of a remote, wild country outside the big cities such as Melbourne and Sydney. A journey from

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Seascape Photography in Western Australia � South West
The south west corner of Western Australia is a treasure trove of sights and special places, bringing tourists to be enchanted by their experiences and keep on returning too once visited. The

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Pressed for time in Sydney
Much has been written and said about Sydney's harbour, and with good reason. The harbour boasts one of the world's most recognizable views, dominated by two icons in the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The area also provides no end of activities and neighborhoods to explore.

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Stepping back to Dogon time
Visiting the Dogon country in Mali is taking a step back in time as is shown when visiting the "foxman", who solves people's problems using sticks and stones in an earthen square. Occurring at the end of 3 days spent walking through the Dogon villages, located at the rugged foot of the

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Sensoji Temple: The Heart of Tokyo
The spiritual heart of Asakusa, and for that matter Tokyo, is the impressive Sensoji Buddhist Temple. Built sometime in the 7th century before Tokyo was even Edo, to house the golden statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, which, according to legend was fished out of the nearby Simudagawa, by two lo

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Djemma el-Fna: The World’s Oldest Living Circus
For centuries the heart and soul of Marrakech, where people come to meet, eat, shop and be entertained, Djemma el-Fna today remains the city’s lifeblood. A place where you can be enthralled by snake charmers and acrobats, have your hands tattooed in henna, bargain over the price of dates and spice

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A Taste of Morocco
Morocco is a land of variety: from the color of Marrakesh to the meandering medina of Fes; from the rambling Saharan dunes to snow-capped mountains adorned with mud-house Berber villages. This article investigates some of the highlights of Morocco.

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