Monthly Archives: September 2012

Travel theme: Foliage

It’s getting all autumnal up here in the northern hemisphere, while down in the southern hemisphere everyone’s looking forward to spring. Whichever hemisphere you inhabit, now is a fantastic time to get out and have a look at what the … Continue reading

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US Road Trip Day 3 – A Man named Griz and the Bad Bad Lands

I woke with a start to the sound of Sprocket barking. My friend leapt from her bed to calm him as I dressed hastily and went out into the motel corridor to see what the disturbance was. A lady with … Continue reading

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US Road Trip Day 2 aka Yellowstone & the Road to Hell

I woke up from a deep sleep, not quite sure where I was. It took me a moment to realise I was in a motel off I-90 just across the Montana border. Memories of the previous day’s adventures came flooding … Continue reading

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Solitary

During my recent road trip, I travelled through Utah and visited Arches National Park. It was the height of monsoon season, so instead of glowing red rocks against bright blue skies, I was greeted with dark red on an eerie … Continue reading

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Travel theme: White

Friday September 21st is the UN’s International Day of Peace. The first Peace Day was celebrated in 1982; this year marks the 30th anniversary. The theme for 2012 is ‘Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future’. From the UN web site:  There … Continue reading

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10 Great Road Trip Songs

No road trip is complete without a solid playlist of songs that embody the spirit of travelling the open road with your sunglasses on, the windows down and wind in your hair. Good road trip songs not only enhance the … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Texture

Texture adds something wonderful to a photo, drawing you into the image and creating impact. Texture can highlight details on the surface of an object; macro photography often works with texture in such detail that it is not immediately apparent … Continue reading

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US Road Trip Day 1 – Travels with Sprocket

Just before I left New York on my epic train journey, a friend of mine gave me the present of a book; “Travels with Charley” – the autobiographical account of John Steinbeck’s road trip around America with his French poodle … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Red

Red is a terribly versatile colour. It can indicate both anger and love; danger and celebration. You can paint the town red, roll out the red carpet or have a red letter day. I’ve been seeing red recently – southern Utah … Continue reading

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Full steam ahead aboard the Empire Builder

I woke before dawn on my third day aboard the Empire Builder. The observation car was silent and the passing countryside soaked in darkness, but then the first grey light of pre-dawn began to outline the contours of mountains and … Continue reading

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