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noun

a journey or excursion, especially for pleasure.

 

Whether it is a trip across to Melbourne…

 

…to celebrate a wedding anniversary, or…

…last year’s visit north of

the Arctic Circle each trip

has been a wonderful experience.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Trip

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FOWChallenge-Adventure

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adventure
noun
an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity.

This was the start of our…

adventure to Wiseman, Alaska.


We flew over the wilds of Alaska…


…prior to landing at Coldfoot.

From Coldfoot it was a relatively short

coach ride to Wiseman.

 

A small town 63 miles North  of the Arctic Circle. 

Certainly and adventure and as far North

as we have ever been on our planet.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Adventure

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North American blues this week.

Our verandah view at the

Mike Wiegele Resort,

Blue River, Canada

We had a wonderful visit to

3,700 feet high Grouse Mountain…

 

where blue skies and icy snow packs gave us

something unusual to photograph.

We had been told of Beaver Tails so just had  to sample.

  Yum!

Although a cardiologist may not agree.

A few weeks later were soaring into the wild blue yonder

as we departed Fairbanks, in our bright blue plane,

crossing the Arctic Circle on our way

to Wiseman, Alaska.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Blue

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In late June 2018…

we visited Wiseman, Alaska.

Wiseman is 63 miles, or 101 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle.

Only eleven people live at Wiseman and

while it looked gorgeous in summer,

stories about Wiseman winters

made us want to head south.

Although I have to confess the scenery was spectacular..

A few weeks ago we visited

Whakarewarewa Maori Village

in Rotorua New Zealand. 

I’m not sure that I would like to live with geysers

and geothermal pools in my back yard. 

However, at least one could stay warm all year. 

 

 

A Victorian winter’s day, where all you have

to think of is whether to take a coat…or not.

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Love this theme…

Followers may have seen this shot on previous occasions.

Dear departed Maggie was clearing our backyard.

Earlier this year I noticed some action….

Hawk versus Mudlark is really no contest.

However it was great that I was able to capture

this shot before the hawk departed with its prize.

 

 

 

A northern hemisphere rainbow.

Flying back from Wiseman, Alaska.

At ground level it was a bright sunny day.

After a drive to Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

for some sunset shots.

I had packed up my gear and commenced walking

along the pier when this rainbow appeared.

It lasted no more than two minutes.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Right-Place-Right-Time

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Our spokesperson, Ken…

expressing, on our behalf, our gratitude to Kaczy

for the wonderful person she was/is during

the Alaskan leg of our travels.

 

A week or so earlier Ken had acted in a similar capacity

when we bade Bob farewell in Vancouver.

 

And each time we are able to rise before the sun

to capture images such as this,

no matter what aches and pains there maybe,

or how cold the morning,

we should off up a prayer of gratitude

simply because we are able.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Gratitude