Come forth into the light of things.
Let nature be your teacher.
Spring weather in the Pacific Northwest can be rather interesting.
When we arrived at the Wallace Falls State Park, the rain was still pouring down. So we decided to sit in the car and have breakfast. Minutes later the sky cleared and we set out for the hike.
If you love water, you will love this park. Continue reading “Wallace Falls State Park”
This concludes my Greenland travelogue. All the Greenland posts can be found here.
Continue reading “Bye Bye Greenland”
It was once again 23:00 Greenland time
we were out on the water Continue reading “Midnight Kayak”
My fourth day in Greenland – I decided to take it easy.
I revisited the blue trail that I walked on the first day under the midnight sun. Only this time I was more relaxed and observant. Continue reading “Back to Ilulissat”
I woke up at four in the morning, lying in bed listening to the sound of my surroundings. At first, it was total silence – then birds chirping, gentle waves brushing the shore, and…glacier rumbling in the distance…
Was there another calving? I got up and rushed to the window… Continue reading “Hike to the Delta”
People come to Mt. Rainier, in the summer for its myriad displays of wild flowers; in the winter for its endless opportunities of winter sports.
But on a beautiful sunny day in the autumn…
The view could be equally astonishing.
Continue reading “Autumn in Mt. Rainier”
This must be my lucky day!
First the whale, then the calving, next came a tsunami. Just when I thought my day couldn’t get any better…Paarnaq knocked on my door and informed me that I will have not one, but two lovely guides accompanying me on my hike to the moraine. I was psyched.
Simon and Paarnaq are young, intelligent and energetic. We got along just like old friends. We hiked, exchanged ideas, sang songs, and made jokes. In fact, we’ve had so much fun that when I come to think of it now, I don’t remember much of the actual hiking.
Continue reading “Hike to the Moraine”
After spending a cold and somewhat uncomfortable night in our farmhouse, we woke up to a pleasant surprise!
Looking out the window
The snow was coming down like feathers… Continue reading “Shirakawa-go in the Snow”
The best way to experience Shirakawa-go is to stay overnight at one of the farmhouses.
Continue reading “Japanese Farmhouse Stay”