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November 25, 2011

Mount St Helens, Lewis River Trail

Filed under: MTB Travel, Northwest United States, Photography, The List, Travel — anotherheader @ 9:13 pm

Lower Falls on the Lewis River (HDR)

A return visit to Cougar Washington, near the Mount St. Helens Volcanic National Monument, came with two preset missions.  We had reserved a slot to climb, or at least attempt to climb, the volcano. (more…)

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Canal des Deux Mers: Beziers to Capestang


Crystal Magic enters the Orb lock in Beziers

Canal du Midi

Immediately past Beziers is perhaps the most impressive work of canal engineering on the entire Canal du Midi. Pierre-Paul Riquet, the canal’s founding architect who was appropriately born in Beziers, (more…)

November 23, 2011

National Parks: Mt. Rainier


Flowing water inside Rainier National Park (HDR)

Next up on our National Park tour was historic Mount Rainier.  Established in 1899, Rainier is the fifth area to be designated as a National Park in the United States. Today Rainier, not far from metropolitan Seattle Washington, is a (more…)

November 17, 2011

Canal des Deux Mers: Les Onglous to Beziers


The morning light shines on a canal side farmhouse

Canal du Midi and l’Hérault

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November 15, 2011

Luxembourg

Filed under: Europe, Photography, The List, Travel, UNESCO World Heritage — anotherheader @ 8:24 pm

Ville Haute's skyline

After a long international flight we’re always looking for a comfortable place to crash for a day or so.  To cope with the jet lag and the disorientation from the travel we want an oasis of calm before the (more…)

November 11, 2011

Canal des Deux Mers: The Mediterranean


The Herault leaving the Étang de Thau and entering the Canal du Midi

Port Ariane to le Lez, Canal du Rhone à Sète, Bassin de Thau, and the Canal du Midi

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November 9, 2011

Frankfurt Departure

Filed under: Food, Germany, Photography, The List, Travel, UNESCO World Heritage — anotherheader @ 8:30 pm

Bitte ein Bit! (HDR)

Given the vagaries of airline route scheduling, we find ourselves, more often than not, flying out of Frankfurt Germany.  The frequent visits have spawned a bit of a personal tradition; we savor one last German beer before we leave.  The beer in this picture was captured in its natural environment in Speyer Germany the day before our departure.  I can still taste it now.

November 8, 2011

National Parks: Olympic


On the tip of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, more or less due west of Seattle, sits Olympic National Park.  Just north of Olympic, across the Juan de Fuca Strait, is Canada’s Vancouver Island.  After an (more…)

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