Vacation Travelogue-Hillsdale Cruise to Hawaii-Days Two and Three

Sea days were lecture days on the Hillsdale Cruise, and the first two helped get us into the standard daily routine of morning lectures, lunch, afternoon lecture, and free time.  Monday the 16th of July introduced us to the lecture hall, known aboard ship as the Galaxy Lounge.  Here we all are that first morning …

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Strange Beauty-Twisted, yet Supporting Life

A couple of miles south of my house, next to a Les Schwab Tire Center, is a small wetland, populated by mostly dead trees.  I have always wondered what that piece of property started out as, and how it got to be the way it is now.  Last week, I took my camera and got …

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Photo Challenge…Elemental…Water

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we live nearly surrounded by water.  In Western Washington, anyway, you are rarely more than a mile from some body of water or other. Lake Washington, Puget Sound, the Green River, the Snoqualmie River, and Silver Lake are minutes away.  No two bodies of water or rivers are exactly the …

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Weekly Photo Challenge…Solitude

The ultimate solitude for me would be sitting here: The private veranda off our cruise-ship stateroom.  With a good book.  Listening to this: I find the sight and sound of the ship cutting through the water incredibly relaxing.  This is, in my opinion, the best part of a cruise. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/solitude/

Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

Our cruise to Alaska this year involved traveling over about 1,000 miles of water.  Needless to say, the water (average temperature 50F) surrounded our ship.  The waters of the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Alaska, and the Gulf Islands of Canada changed with the weather and the outflows of rivers and glaciated bays.  In Yakutat …

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