Bandon, Oregon is well known among photographers for the many unique rock shapes and monoliths along its sandy beach. The beach is named for the rock on the far left above. Indian legend says this is Ewauna, the daughter of Chief Siskiyou. Her partially submerged head can be seen with the face looking up to the right. Continue reading
I was fortunate to have a photographer friend in Springdale, Utah, Seth Hamel, invite me on a November trip to Iceland at the same time as I was exploring my own winter Icelandic adventure. It eventually all just fell into place and I was soon flying IcelandAir on my way to Reykjavik.
Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii must be one of the more popular, well-known beaches in all the world. Not necessarily the most beautiful, but with all ranges of restaurants and top quality shopping, combined with ease of access from Japan, makes it a top destination for tourists around the world.
Swansea, Wales is generally not a tourist destination town, no tour buses, no cruise ships. More than once, we were told by those familiar with the town to not go. It is mostly a working class town with no major sites to see. The nearby town of Mumbles has an arcade and pier which seemed to be a vacation spot for many UK families with children. We selected Wales simply since we thought we would not wish to drive further from Chipping Campden, England, working our way to Ireland. We found Swansea to be refreshingly very much like a US city. We saw stop lights at intersections instead of roundabouts, large grocery stores, motels with breakfast included and wider roads in town. Since eating the local foods is a large part of experiencing the region, I was treated to kippers (smoked herring); laverbread (seaweed puree) and cockles (shelled muscles) at our hotel breakfasts.