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Somoa Savaii & Upolu

 

So Somoa was nicer than I expected. Not that I thought it would be unpleasant, I just didn’t know anything about it. I started by taking a ferry to Savaii, the less developed of the two main islands. I stayed at a really nice place with my first infinity pool (below) and did some diving from here. the diving was bad, but they had also recently suffered a bad cyclone.

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Russia, Scandinavia, Great Britain

Another blast from the past. This was just several months after Iceland. First I spent two weeks backpacking around Great Britian. Above is Blarney Castle where I kissed the Blarney Stone and thus was blessed with the gift to gab. I also went to Dingle, Kalarney, and drove around the Ring of Kerry. Below is Stonehenge in England where I stayed all day in awe of this site. more »

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Iceland – Blast from the Past

So another blast from the past, this time to Iceland. I went in Jan/Feb to see my cousin who was stationed there. I explored frozen waterfalls and glaciers, saw Islandic ponies and a house built into the mountains, and watched my cousin’s son play hockey.

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Alaska – Blast From The Past

So this is a blast from the past from my year in Alaska. This first pic is me comparing my hand to the track of a bear paw from within the Wrangler St. Alias NP (6 times larger than Yellowstone). We drove through the night, set up our tent and camped on side of road for a few hours. The next morning we drove down the crookedest road in North America, crossed the river, and got a ride to this old ghost town (below). we then walked the 5 miles to the small town of McCarthy-population 35.

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Mark V Helmet Dive

After SW and Mexico, we went to the Keys for a week.  the dives got canceled each day due to poor weather, so among other things we went to this incredible museum on the history of diving. more »
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Whale Sharks

My next stop this summer was to tackle something that has been on my “Rocking Chair  List” for several years-
snorkeling with Whale Sharks. i flew to Cancun, drove almost three hours north to Chiquila, then took the 9 Hermanos ferry to the island of Holbox (hol-bosh).

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Spanish Wells, Bahamas

I started my summer with 3 weeks in Spanish Wells, Bahamas-my 3rd visit. more »
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Antigua / Barbuda

So this blog is exactly six years old. I started it when I began my second around-the-world trip in 2006. Just before I went on this year-long trip, I decided to take a vacation! more »
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New Hampshire

So this spring break I headed up Vermont into Canada to do some kayaking.
For the first time ever I did not get my vehicle completely searched.
Apparently they have a stonehenge too!  more »
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Bears

So this was the scene(I can’t say where) when we(I can’t say who)went tagging bears.
Below is the den. more »
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