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July 2 - Editing Images

July 02, 2018 - I've begun the task of editing and optimizing images from my recent trip west. Sitting at the computer is not always muc...
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June 17 - Back Home

June 17, 2018 - When we left the Soo this morning it was raining. Sometimes the rain let up, so we were able to make some images along t...
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June 16 - Sault Ste. Marie

June 16, 2018 - Cloudy and overcast and cool this morning. So we left our digs (probably the worst room we've stayed in, courtesy of War...
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June 15 - Nipigon

June 15, 2018 - We had thunder and rain during the night. This morning was cloudy, so our first stop was for coffee (or for Ward it was...
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June 9 - Rainy Day in Palouse

June 09, 2018 - We had thunder showers last night. When we awoke in the morning, there was a heavy cloud cover. Shortly after breakfast...
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June 8 - Discovering Palouse

June 08, 2018 - I'm sitting here in my hotel room late in the evening editing my images from today. This is made all the easier with my...
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June 7 - In Palouse Country

June 07, 2018 - Today was our first full day photographing in the Palouse region of Washington. We were up early (ridiculously early at...
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June 5 - Goodbye Yellowstone

June 05, 2018 - We left Yellowstone late this afternoon. We had two long, but productive days photographing in the park. Getting up at d...
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June 4 - Billings to Yellowstone

June 04, 2018 - This post is covering our Sunday travel. I apologize for missing yesterday's posting. I won't bore you with my excuses,...
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June 1 - Wall, South Dakota

June 01, 2018 - We drove south this morning through Minnesota. The day was bright and sunny, but we did stop for the occasional photo op...
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May 31 - Day 2 of Westward Journey

May 31, 2018 - This morning in Marquette, Michigan, was cloudy with threats of rain. These conditions were the norm through the Upper P...
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May 30 - First Day on the Road

May 30, 2018 - This is a photo of the photoers as we are leaving my house this morning, with the SUV packed for the road. Ward flew in...
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April 25 - Re-editing Photos

April 25, 2018 - This is a quiet period for photography outdoors. So I decided to purchase software (Silverfast) so that I could reconnec...
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April 16 - Back Home

April 16, 2018 - We finished our skiing at the end of March. After house cleaning and packing the car, we began our drive home on April 3...
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January 18 - The Road to Vernon

January 18, 2018 - We left Sudbury on January 5, on our annual drive to Vernon, British Columbia. We arrived last Sunday, the 14th. We sto...
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November 27 - Christmas Market

November 27, 2017 - For quite a while we have been talking of how great it would be to visit some of the fantastic Christmas markets in Swit...
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April 11 - Homeward Journey

April 11, 2017 - After three months in the Okanagan, we left for home on April 3. This photo shows us departing after breakfast at Helmut...
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January 2017 - Sudbury to Vernon

January 22, 2017 - It was time for our drive to the Okanagan Valley, to ski at Silver Star. We left home on January 5, but drove only to B...
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September 11 - Osoyoos, British Columbia

September 11, 2016 - This is the view yesterday morning of the Okanagan Landing area of Vernon. We (Veda and I, with our friends Lauren and...
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September 9 - Vernon to Salmon Arm

September 09, 2016 - This photo illustrates the terrain in the North Okanagan when we go up above the valley into the arid ranch lands. Kala...
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September 7 - North Okanagan

September 07, 2016 - The weather here in the North Okanagan has been abnormally cloudy and rainy since we arrived a week ago. But we have bee...
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September 3 - Vernon and Armstrong

September 03, 2016 - Yesterday was a rain day. But that was good as it let us rest up and get organized here at the Berry house. I arose ver...
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September 1 - Arrived in Vernon

September 01, 2016 - Today we travelled the Crowsnest Route westward, then turned north on Hwy 33 to Kelowna, and then north on Hwy 97. We ar...
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August 29 - Grand Falls, Montana

August 29, 2016 - Another sunny hot day on the prairies. We turned off the I-94 at Forsyth and drove in a north-westerly direction in Mont...
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August 28 - Glendive, Montana

August 28, 2016 - It's a long road across North Dakota. Today was a sunny and hot drive - as high as 34C in mid-afternoon. Neither is it a...
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August 27 - Grand Forks, North Dakota

August 27, 2016 - Today we crossed northern Wisconsin, along Lake Superior, and Minnesota, all along Highway 2. We had intermittent sun an...
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August 26 - On the Road Again

August 26, 2016 - The heading of this blog is (I admit) stolen from Willie Nelson. But here I am tonight in Ironwood, Michigan, en route t...
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July 26 - Here I am..."

July 26, 2016 - When I've found time, I've been processing photos from our trip to Switzerland and Italy. As I get further into this, I...
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June 23 - Cinque Terre Revisited

June 23, 2016 - We visited four of the five villages of Italy's Cinque Terre at the beginning of June. Because of poor internet connecti...
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June 18 - Italy to France to Switzerland to France

June 18, 2016 - The last seven planned days of our holiday began with our leaving Piedmont. We drove through the Aosta valley with Maure...
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May 30 - Across Italy

June 03, 2016 - We left Venice and meandered westward across Italy to Rapallo, where we met up with the Hunkins. On most of this route...
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May 26 - Three Days in Venice

May 26, 2016 - On Monday we drove from Trento to Mestre, just out of Venice, on a rainy day. Near Verona it poured so hard that we pull...
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May 19 - Zernez, Switzerland

May 19, 2016 - I'm writing this post from an up-scale hotel in Zernez in the Engadine, Switzerland. We had planned to drive into Italy...
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May 16 - More Switzerland

May 17, 2016 - Monday was a holiday here, so most places were closed. Through our friend in Sudbury, Ted Djaferis, we were put in cont...
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May 15 - Still in Zurich

May 15, 2016 - Yesterday we got a brief respite from the rain. So I photographed some of the local colour here in Fehraltorf. We then...
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May 13 - Switzerland on a Rainy Day

May 13, 2016 - Today was the second consecutive rainy day. But we did not want to sit around (except in a konditorei), so we took a ran...
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May 12 - Fehraltorf, Switzerland

May 12, 2016 - We arrived in Geneva yesterday morning, and then picked up our car in France, near to the airport. We then began our dr...
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April 18 - On the Road Again

April 18, 2016 - We drove to Pewaukee, Wisconsin, to visit my aunt and cousin, a drive of close to 900 kilometers. The day was sunny and...
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April 12 - Home Along the Trans-Canada Highway

April 12, 2016 - We arrived home last weekend, after a week en route. We stopped for the first two nights in Canmore, Alberta. I was loo...
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March 31 - Time to Head Home

March 31, 2016 - It has been a great skiing season at Silver Star Mountain in the North Okanagan. The reported accumulated snowfall is 77...
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February 25 - Photographing in Havana

February 25, 2016 - Late last fall, I travelled to Havana, Cuba, on a photography tour with long-time photography colleagues Ward Isnor and...
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Januuary 30 - The Cars of Havana

January 30, 2016 - One of my motives for travelling to Cuba was to photograph the cars in the country. Havana had an abundance of old North...
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January 19 - Winter Drive to British Columbia

January 19, 2016 - As we have done for the past nine winters, we have again arrived in Vernon to spend the next three months skiing at Silv...
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December 17 - Photographing Strangers

December 17, 2015 - My main photography interests have been nature and wildlife. These pursuits involve no interaction with people as subjec...
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December 3 - Serendipity

December 03, 2015 - As this post is being published, I am in Havana with two of my long-time photography mates. I will post some images from...
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November 26 - Book Cover

November 26, 2015 - Congratulations to my good friend Benoit Cazabon on the upcoming publication of his new novel, "Tout depend de vous." U...
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May 24 - Practice Advice

May 24, 2015 - In my photography my focus is mostly on nature and landscape images. But I also do a lot of travel photography, usually...
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April 11 - Vancouver Island Trip

April 11, 2015 - We have returned from our trip to Vancouver Island and are on our way to Vernon to pick up our belongings. On Monday we...
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March 22 - Visit to Goat Cheese Farm

March 23, 2015 - The early onset of spring continues here in the Okanagan. Warm days and an absence of snowfall continue to create havoc...
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January 13 - Arrived in Vernon

January 13, 2015 - We left Helena, Montana, on Sunday morning.The drive north on I-15 to Great Falls was slower than usual because the high...
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January 8 - Sioux Falls to Oacoma, SD

January 08, 2015 - So here we sit in our motel room in this town on the Missouri River, but not because of its scenic location or other ame...
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January 6 - On the Road

January 06, 2015 - Pewaukee, Wisconsin: We arrived here yesterday evening after an uneventful drive from Blind River. We left Gallagher's...
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December 2 - Driving Home

December 02, 2014 - We travelled home from Wisconsin yesterday on a crisp sunny day, a pleasant day for the drive. I made a quick stop alon...
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September 5 - Photo of the Day

September 05, 2014 - On Wednesday, Veda and I left for Milwaukee to stay with my aunt while her daughter and husband take a short vacation to...
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August 19 - Photo of the Day

August 19, 2014 - Veda and I, along with our friend Carol from Florida, took a drive to Blind River to visit our friends, Claudette and Bo...
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June 16 - Dublin, Ireland

June 16, 2014 - This morning we left County Wicklow, driving through Wicklow Gap. This higher elevation area has had a lot of logging of...
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June 15 - County Wicklow, Ireland

June 15, 2014 - We awoke this morning to sunny skies in Enniscorthy in the southeast county of Wexford. This is an important agricultura...
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June 14 - County Wexford, Ireland

June 14, 2014 - Yesterday we had a drizzly morning in County Clare. This photo shows part of the village of Doolin where we spent the ni...
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June 12 - County Clare, Ireland

June 12, 2014 - Today we drove around Galway Bay from County Galway to County Clare on the southern side. We had a beautiful sunny day i...
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June 11 - Connemara, Ireland

June 11, 2014 - This will be a short update. Too many late nights at pubs listening to traditional Irish musicians has resulted in good...
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June 4 - Northern Ireland

June 04, 2014 - Today we drove to the northern coast of Ireland. The forecast had been for a day of rain, but we lucked out and had an o...
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June 3 - Northern Ireland

June 03, 2014 - We are in Armagh, Northern Ireland, and the internet connection is great. I don't know if this is just coincidence or if...
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June 1 - Ireland

June 02, 2014 - This will be my first post since last Sunday from Dublin. Why such a long time between posts? I have not had internet ac...
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May 24 - Dublin, Ireland

May 24, 2014 - Yesterday was a travel day for us. We left Cyprus in the morning, when it was sunny and in the mid-twenties. We landed t...
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May 22 - Cyprus

May 22, 2014 - Today we made our third visit to the Turkish occupied territory, also known to the Turks as Northern Cyprus. The area we...
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May 21 - Cyprus

May 21, 2014 - Today we went on a long drive into the mountains in the west and the wine-growing area of Cyprus. This was a very pictu...
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May 20 - Cyprus

May 20, 2014 - This morning we returned our rental car because Daphne had also rented one. We had no need for two cars. By luck when we...
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May 19 - Cyprus

May 19, 2014 - Yesterday Ted's cousin, Daphne, arrived from Athens. This morning the four of us got up very early and went for a walk o...
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May 18 - Cyprus

May 19, 2014 - Today Veda and I struck out on our own. After dropping Ted and his mother off at church, we headed west and drove past L...
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May 17 - Nicosia, Cypress

May 17, 2014 - Today Ted took us on a tour of his home town, Nicosia (called Lefkosia by the Greek Cypriots), the capital of Cyprus. T...
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May 15 Evening Post

May 15, 2014 - Today was a relaxing day, time to get adjusted to the seven-hour difference. This afternoon we walked around Larnaca se...
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May 15 - Cyprus

May 15, 2014 - This is my first blog from this trip as I was unable to get internet connections at Pearson or Heathrow Airports. We'...
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April 4 Photo of the Day

April 04, 2014 - We are currently en route from Vernon to Sudbury, via Milwaukee. We've had very good driving conditions, with wet roads...
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February 19 Photo of the Day

February 19, 2014 - We just returned from a three-day trip to Sun Peaks, near Kamloops, with Marilyn and Bob Wilkinson. On Monday we met an...
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January 12 Photo of the Day

January 13, 2014 - Today we drove westward from Missoula, Montana, along I-90. We encountered a fair amount of snow going through Lookout P...
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January 11 Photo of the Day

January 11, 2014 - Today started off nice and sunny, as you can see in this photo I made at Sheridan, Wyoming. Shortly after we left, we...
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January 10 Photo of the Day

January 10, 2014 - We had another good driving day. We are now in Sheridan, Wyoming. We had beer and wings at this funky pub on the town's...
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January 9 Photo of the Day

January 09, 2014 - Marinette, Wisconsin, this morning was at minus 28C - rather nippy. We drove over 900 km today and are now in Sioux Fal...
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The Rough Guide to Iceland

July 08, 2013 - I was fortunate to have one of my photos chosen for the cover of the new edition of The Rough Guide to Iceland. The pho...
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Travelling West - Photo Ops

January 19, 2013 - Driving west in early January can be difficult, especially when it comes to finding photo opportunities. Winter weather...
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Greek Trip - Day 24

September 27, 2012 - The last two days have been well into the 30s. So today we went up to the Acropolis (free admission, I don't know why) e...
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Greek Trip - Day 23

September 26, 2012 - Today was the day of the general strike, and even though you may have seen news clips, we were not aware of any demonstr...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 22

September 25, 2012 - We arrived in Athens last night after a 6 1/2 hour ferry ride from Santorini. Today we are in the midst of a general str...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 21

September 24, 2012 - This was our last full day in the Greek Islands. Veda and Grace went on a volcano and hot springs excursion, which took...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 20

September 23, 2012 - We are now in Fira, the capital of Santorini. This town is also perched on the edge of the caldera, as the attached phot...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 19

September 22, 2012 - Today was a bit cooler, but yet it was sunny and clear. We paid a morning vist to Oia town, then went to Fira (the next...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 18

September 21, 2012 - This morning began at dawn in Oia. Afterwards, we stopped in Fira, the next town along the edge of the caldera, where th...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 17

September 20, 2012 - Hello from fantastic Santorini, We spent the day in Oia (the Greeks spell it "Ia") this morning and this evening, enjoy...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 16

September 19, 2012 - Today we relaxed in the morning before boarding the ferry to Santorini, with a short stop at Ios. The approach to Santor...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 15

September 18, 2012 - After today's beach session, we drove into Naxos town. We had dinner below the Kastro (castle) on a nice terrace overloo...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 14

September 17, 2012 - Hello from Naxos, I'm sending this from a beachfront restaurant on Tuesday because I've had problems with Internet acce...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 13

September 16, 2012 - Hello again from the balcony of our guest house in Prokopios, Naxos. Ted and I are here doing this missive and occasiona...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 12

September 15, 2012 - Greetings from Naxos. I'm sending this message while sitting outdoors on a porch next to a road on a windy night. Why, m...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 11

September 14, 2012 - Hello from Mykonos: Another day enjoying the sights of this town (Hora, which is the name of the main town and port). O...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 10

September 13, 2012 - This was our first full day here, though it seems like we've been here much longer. We spent the day wandering the narro...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 9

September 12, 2012 - Dateline Hora, Mykonos: We left Syros just before noon today and rode the ferry to Mykonos (about 75 minutes, with one...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 8

September 11, 2012 - Dateline Finikas, Syros: It was another clear sunny and hot day in the Greek Islands. We were up and at what we though...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 7

September 10, 2012 - Dateline Finikas, Syros: Well, we made it through the night voyage, but not without having to endure Greek organization...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 6

September 09, 2012 - Symi, our ferry's first port of call. Dateline Patmos: We left Rhodes this morning at 8:30 on the catamaran (a hig...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 5

September 08, 2012 - Dateline Rhodes: Today was another day like yesterday - sunny, clear, and hot. It was 32C at 9:30 this morning. We lef...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 4

September 07, 2012 - Hello from Grace and Veda (...and Carl and Ted of course!), Despite our slow start to the day we were able to see qui...
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Greek Islands Trip - Day 3

September 06, 2012 - Dateline Rhodes: Today was our first full day in the Greek Islands. Seems like we've been here much longer. We took a...
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Greek Islands Trip - Arrival

September 05, 2012 - Dateline Rhodes: After a long flight, we landed in Athens this morning, 10:50 local time and 3:20 EDT. We were met at...
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Photographing in the City

April 11, 2012 - When the weather was not conducive for landscape image making, I decided to search the downtown areas of Vernon for imag...
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