Tag Archives: Rivers

Family Flashbacks (8): Spectacular Salmon Run

This date six years ago found us in California, leaving our lodging in Redding and hoping for an adventurous drive to Arcata. This from my journal: We expected this to be a very good day of exploration, as our Road … Continue reading

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Family Flashback (3): Gorgeous Gorge

The fourth day of our great road trip, six years ago today, began in Gunnison, Colorado. The primary point of interest that we had planned for this day was the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The Gunnison River … Continue reading

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Family Flashbacks (2): Crossing Colorado

Continuing my flashback of our 2014 road trip, 6 years ago today our plan took us through central Colorado. We’d spent the night in La Junta and drove the 222 miles (358 km) to Gunnison. We had fine weather all … Continue reading

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Troubadour

I think back, now and then, just how lucky I’ve been With the lands I’ve been privileged to know, All the curious faces and magical places I’ve seen, How in many a new land I’ve taken a new hand In … Continue reading

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SpringScapes (5)

The C-19 situation is improving enough that Auckland has dropped to Level Two and the rest of the country to Level One. Masks are still strongly advised and many folks are willingly complying with that request when out and about, … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (51): River Run Remembered

As our second lockdown here in Auckland continues (at Level 3 for at least another five days, and very probably longer), we are very grateful to be here where things are much less uncertain than in so many other places … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (47): Ominous News, Ominous Views

Our lucky streak of relative C-19 safety came to a sudden stop yesterday, as four new cases were diagnosed in one household in south Auckland, and it’s not (yet) clear where the original source of the infection was. So we’re … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (32): Further Forest Forays

In my recent post about our holiday in Rotorua, I included a photo in which I tried to give a good impression of the size that some of the redwoods have attained by including a few of the family in … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (29): As the Risk Falls

Our Prime Minister has judged that, after nearly three weeks with no new cases of the dreaded virus, she was able to reduce our risk factor to Level 1 as of midnight last night. Seniors are, however, still strongly advised … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (11): Sweet Sunset Serenity

Nine years ago, almost to the day, we were making our first visit to the cabin for the year, and Squiddy was back with us from New Zealand for a couple of weeks. We only stayed up there  for two … Continue reading

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