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December 30, 2011

Holiday in Cambodia

Filed under: Cambodia, Infrared, Photography, Southeast Asia, The List, Travel, UNESCO World Heritage — anotherheader @ 11:17 pm

A monk explores the interior of Angkor Wat

“Let’s go to Cambodia.”

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December 29, 2011

Mt. St. Helens: Plains of Abraham/Ape Canyon


Mt. St. Helens signature mountain biking ride is a combination of two trails.  Ape Canyon Trail climbs on a ridge above its namesake canyon.  Named for a purported Bigfoot sighting in 1924, the canyon is a (more…)

Mount Saint Helens: The Climb


Climbing Mt. St. Helens is just a walk in the forest down low.

Periodically the notion of climbing a mountain sparks through our synapses. Usually good sense prevails. The painful pounding reality of the effort required to reach the top of some remote mountain quickly tempers the overactive enthusiasm. This time we made an exception. Mt. St. Helens was just too interesting not to climb.

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December 27, 2011

Canal des Deux Mers: Argens-Minervois to Homps


Cruising the Canal du Midi (color IR)

Canal du Midi

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December 26, 2011

Canal des Deux Mers: Narbonne to Argens-Minervois


On the Canal du Midi (color IR)

Canal du Midi, Canal de Jonction, l’Aude, and the Canal de Robine

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December 25, 2011

Canal des Deux Mers: Le Somail to Narbonne


 

The hire boat Alice waits for the Gailhousty to fill (color IR, red and blue channels swapped)

Canal du Midi, Canal de Jonction, l’Aude, and the Canal de Robine

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December 23, 2011

France: Montpellier

Filed under: Canal boating, Canal des Deux Mers, France, Photography, Space Invader, The List, Travel — Tags: — anotherheader @ 11:51 pm

Arc de triomphe, Montpellier France (HDR)

Sometimes the places we visit are a revelation.  And so it was with Montpellier France .  Situated not far from the Mediterranean, Montpellier is surprisingly pleasant.  It is better than advertised by the guidebooks.

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France: Lyon

Filed under: France, Photography, Space Invader, The List, Travel, UNESCO World Heritage — anotherheader @ 7:48 pm

Why did we visit Lyon France?  Sad but true, we visited Lyon because it was for us conveniently located.  Situated along a main north-south auto route, Lyon was for us a perfect stopover on our (more…)

December 19, 2011

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport

Filed under: Bangkok, Photography, Southeast Asia, Travel — anotherheader @ 3:22 pm

The view from the observation deck in Bangkok (HDR)

If you are like us and travel a lot you see the inside of a bunch of airports.  I figure that I’ve flown through about 90; it is hard to keep track.  For many frequent travelers seeing the inside an airport a (more…)

Canal des Deux Mers: Capestang to Le Somail


The hotel barge Anjodi moored in Le Somail.

Canal du Midi

At Capestang we were in the midst of Canal du Midi’s longest pound.  From the top of the Fonseranne lock staircase just outside of Beziers, there are no locks on the canal for 54 kilometers.

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