Kayaking on the Chesapeake Bay Kayaking will not save your soul or bring world peace, but it will move you from youth through the middling years and onward to wisdom. We’re talking about kayak touring, not the rough and tumble white water sport that gets all the headlines and warnings. Flat water or seaContinue reading “Kayaking the Chesapeake”
E-Books are just right for travel -lightweight, nearly infinite, a library in your hand. If you plan to buy books, try my web-store, Double00Books! Use the Search function to find any Amazon title. Pyrenees Pilgrimage, my recent book about walking across France alone, is also for sale in Kindle format on Amazon. Prefer aContinue reading “My Books”
Viewing the Panama Canal from a cruise ship might not be the best vista. Canal bound cruise ships are so large and the decks so far above the water line that you can’t see what is going on below in the lock passages. Boat tours of the Canal locks are offered by various providers.Continue reading “Do it Yourself :: Panama Canal”
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Met marvelous painter Charlotte Thodey at the pyramid that houses tropical plants in Sydney’s botanical gardens. Weird chattering flying foxes shelter in the botanic garden trees, considered a nuisance by some. Heliconias, orchids of miniscule to generous size, rubber trees, ferns, jasmine displayed in several glassed spaces. The gardens extend to the harbour area, aContinue reading “Sydney Botanic Gardens”
Through countryside that resembles eastern Oregon or northern California without the mountains, I rode the CountryLink train South, South West from Sydney to Melbourne, an all-day ride. Only sour moment was receiving a packet of imitation espresso powder and a cup of hot water when I expected brewed coffee at least. After 10 days inContinue reading “Melbourne in the State of Victoria”
What was that sound? Is that a wild animal up ahead? Or just an oddly shaped fallen tree branch. Steady, now. You’re safer here in the mountains than in most places in the world, as long as you keep your head cool and mind where you step. Death by Hiking is pretty rare. Usually, fatalitiesContinue reading “Alone in the Mountains”
Staying home to conserve fuel and financial resources? You’re on a Staycation. This summer — or winter– take the time to explore your own backyard, walk through a local park, or tour the county historical society museum. No need to book out-of-town on a carbon-hearty expedition.