Cruising Iceland


Puffin swimming, presumably looking for fish.

I was excited to see my first ever puffins and photograph them while cruising the islands off the coast of Iceland.  I knew my resultant travel photographs would never compete with professional nature photographers who sit on a hillside and wait for the perfect moment to capture a puffin.  However, out of the many hundreds of photos taken from the moving, bouncing Zodiac boat, two photos were acceptable to show here.

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Red HOT Lava Hike, Hawaii

Lava Scape

When traveling much of the experience for me is not only eating the food unique to that particular region, but also participating in those activities found nowhere else.  On the Big Island of Hawaii, for most people that means a trip to Volcanoes National Park.  For me it meant going one step further, seeking out the red-hot flowing lava.  This lava hike and visiting Madame Pele, is thus far my most exciting adventure in four years of retirement…

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