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11
Feb
17

Kiritimati in the morning…

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fly fishers chasing bonefish & trevally walk to the boats to meet their guides and head out to the flats… A nice recollection, of late, when Winter keeps blowing Springtime into the distance.

29
Jan
17

Christmas Island (Kiritimati)

on the approach, flying in over the flats. This was from a trip in 2009, but I still marvel at the surreal experience on this tropical island.

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20
Dec
16

keeping the roof on…

dwelling on Christmas Island (Kiritimati)

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28
May
16

Shades of blue….

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14
Apr
16

Delicate Desert Bush…

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Although we do have flooding, even destructive flooding in Oregon, it usually does not come on with the “flash” attachment. We had traveled to the Whitewater Canyon Preserve to look for desert tortoise. The preserve gates were closed with warnings of flash flooding. So we backtracked to the nearest barely visible rivulet and watched it steadily rise as pebbles quickly danced and rolled downstream. We stayed alert for the escape route and took photos of the vegetation (the feathery bush was directly in the streambed) and unique rocks along the way.

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We noted the river continue to rise and figured the dark clouds in the distance were providing plenty of rainfall up the drainage…so we exercised caution from a higher vantage point while exploring the canyon. History of Whitewater (exit 114 off Hwy. 10) seems interesting. The compound was chained off so little to see, but it looks like the remnants of some structures still exist.

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13
Apr
16

Desert oasis…

“Faith is an oasis in the heart which can never be reached by the caravan of thinking”

Kahlil Gibran

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21
Feb
16

Night travel…

‘I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.’      Mark Twain

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