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Travel and Hiking

Summary: A road trip with Chanel the Morkie. Chanel is smart, and an explorer. She breaks the rules, and suffers. She disobeys, and has to be forgiven. But she feels safe and loved in my arms.

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The explorer dog. • Chanel gets to see in 3D. • She eats my stuff. • Some spiritual applications.

Chanel and Mary her owner with a spectacular view of the southern Oregon Coast, near Gold Beach.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The explorer dog. • Chanel gets to see in 3D. • She eats my stuff. • Some spiritual applications.

The book called Travels with Charley (1960) by John Steinbeck was about his French Poodle. Steinbeck claimed Charley was clairvoyant: in the evening all Steinbeck had to do was think that it was potty time, and the dog trotted over to the camper door before his owner made any physical sign or movement.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Mind-bending labyrinth in the sand. • Crashing waves and captivating video. • The rugged south Oregon coastline. • Tsunami warnings…. An overdue mega-quake is coming.

Our rental house in Yachats, on the Oregon coastline, was only 20 yards from the Yachats River and 150 yards from the Pacific Ocean. The water was always moving – tides coming in and out of the river which supplied a thousand seagulls with minnows every day, and waves breaking on rocks and ledges with hidden tidal pools of crabs and anemones.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG • Salmon spawning. • Marathon running. • Brazilian stew. • The Devils Churn.

Where the Yachats river joins the sea. Click to enlarge then back-arrow to return to blog article.

WHEN I WROTE THIS, I WAS LISTENING TO THE POUNDING OF OCEAN WAVES ALONG THE OREGON COAST. As I looked toward the setting sun, large waves curled over and broke into agitated foam.… More

Near Soldiers Pass trailhead.

HIKING TOWARD HEAVEN – WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Hiking in Sedona, Arizona. • The devil’s kitchen. • The seven sacred pools. • Rattlesnake. • Spiritual thought.

 

A striking outcrop soaring above a blooming white bush.

Mountain fins separated over time by erosion.

FIRST OF ALL, I AM IN SEDONA, ARIZONA, hiking. This is where the red rock scenes are grand.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Where is Kangaroo Island? • Women slaves. • Photos of amazing animals and birds. • Scenery highlights of my trip. • The island of the dead — aboriginal history.

Sydney Harbor, Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock (now called Uluru), Kangaroo Island…….top spots when the Europeans and Japanese visit Australia. But wait…….Kangaroo Island ????

To see the Island in its full beauty, click on an image to enlarge it.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • What’s a perfect storm doing down under? • Unbelievable impact of the storm.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA, IS A STATE LARGER IN AREA THAN TEXAS, but with far less population – just 1.7 million. Furthermore,  it’s a dry state. For instance, three quarters of the state gets less than 10 inches of rain per year. This week the state experienced a perfect storm — the biggest storm in 50 years.… More

Main street of Moab, framed by towering red-rock cliffs (click to enlarge, then hit back-arrow to return to blog writeup).

Main street of Moab, framed by towering red-rock cliffs (click to enlarge, then hit back-arrow to return to blog writeup).

WHATS IN THIS BLOG:

**Moab…..town of red cliffs and Arches National Park. **The best hiking trail near Moab. **Needles Overlook, plus golden eagle, plus arrowhead.

IT WAS LATE IN THE DAY WHEN I ARRIVED IN MOAB. Near the south-eastern border of Utah with Colorado, Moab was named by Mormon settlers in the 1800s.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • How to get to Yankee Boy. • Jeep pics of waterfalls and wildflowers and mountains. • Three unusual conversations.

This is a long blog, but if you love pics of the Rocky Mountains, you can just look at them (but please click to enlarge them to gain the full oohs and aahs). If you love jeep trips, and mining history, read about them.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The hike began at Las Vegas. • Pictures of the hike and the stream. • Conversations on the hike.

OUR HIKE BEGAN AT LAS VEGAS. That’s Las Vegas, New Mexico, which is an hour north-east of Santa Fe. I’d never been there and found it to be a delightful small city (15,000 population). It contains a university (Highlands University).… More

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