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”
Did you know that, just an hour drive south of Seattle there is a National Wildlife Refuge? It is one of my favorite places to visit all year round.
Upon entering the refuge you are first greeted with a duck pond. Continue reading “Nisqually Wildlife Refuge”
Elliott Bay Trail is a short walking/biking trail, twenty-minute walk from the touristy Pike Place Market. It is ideal for visitors of the Seattle area who wish to enjoy a great view without the crowd.
The trail starts from the Olympic Sculpture Park, goes through Myrtle Edwards and Centennial Park. There are interesting Pacific Northwest artifacts along the trail , such as a totem pole Continue reading “Elliott Bay Trail, Seattle”
A tinge of fall color at Gold Creek Pond in between the rains.
Continue reading “Reflection”
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”
Glacier Basin is a scenic hiking trail in the Mt Rainier National Park Sunrise Area.
It offers a spectacular view of Mt. Rainier and Emmons Glacier.
The trail is in excellent condition (Thanks to WTA volunteers). It is relatively flat and shaded most of the the way to the top. Continue reading “Glacier Basin”
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”