2012 Week #39

Sunrise in Everett

I had a great idea for this week’s photos.  My great idea didn’t really work out and I’m going to blame getting up at 5:00 am on a Sunday.  After waking up so early and getting out of the house Continue reading 2012 Week #39

Visiting Machu Picchu and Battling Mother Nature

Machu Picchu

Getting up at 4:30 am and the word “vacation” are two things I usually don’t put together, but it’s exactly what I did the day I visited Machu Picchu.  The previous night my guide stopped by the hostel to discuss Continue reading Visiting Machu Picchu and Battling Mother Nature

2012 Week #38

Sunset

I knew it would happen…and it has. Taking and posting photos every single week hit an all-time low for me this past week. I just couldn’t get inspired AT ALL. There have been a couple of weeks where cell phone Continue reading 2012 Week #38

Two Different Harbors

Caye Caulker Harbor

It’s about time I post photos for Twitter’s #FriFotos challenge.  This week’s theme is HARBORS.  I’ve picked a couple of harbors that probably couldn’t more different from one another. Seward, Alaska – Small Boat Harbor Seward happens to be one Continue reading Two Different Harbors

2012 Week #37

Loud Bird

Coming back from vacation, I really didn’t think much about taking photos this week.  Besides, how could I have outdone the photos I’ve taken over the last few weeks?  However, my TV watching was rudely interrupted by this guy’s squawking.  Continue reading 2012 Week #37

Under Construction

Under Construction

When I first started my blog, I was very confused about whether to use WordPress.com (essentially free unless you want additional features) and WordPress.org (free software, but you have to pay for hosting).  Because I was new and had no Continue reading Under Construction

Hiking into a Volcanic Caldera

Sierra Negra Caldera

During my trip to the Galapagos, we stayed three nights on Isabela Island.  All the islands of the Galapagos were formed by volcanoes and Isabela is no different, but it was the one island where we ventured up to, around Continue reading Hiking into a Volcanic Caldera

Sacred Valley Tour

Beginning of Sacred Valley

Originally I booked the Inca Trail Extension as an add-on to my Active Galapagos Tour with Intrepid.  Due to needing knee surgery for the 6th time coming up in November, I decided hiking the grueling Inca Trail was not a Continue reading Sacred Valley Tour

2012 Week #35

Yellow Finch

After snorkeling at Shark Alley near San Cristobal, our Intrepid tour of the Galapagos took us to a beach for some relaxation and lunch.  In reality…we  needed to warm up after the chilling snorkeling we’d just done.  These curious little Continue reading 2012 Week #35