Beyond Grand Park

Beyond Grand Park - Rainier

One of my favorite hikes here in the Pacific Northwest is Grand Park and it’s one I do nearly every year.  But, this year we went a bit further.  Although the views at Grand Park are A…Mazing (look at these), Continue reading Beyond Grand Park

Postojnska Jama Slovenia

Postojnska Jama

“Jama” is Slovenian for cave.  Postojnska Jama was the first stop after crossing the border from Croatia into Slovenia.  I was really looking forward to the cave.  Unfortunately it was prohibited to use flash or tripod, so I resorted to Continue reading Postojnska Jama Slovenia

Pula’s Roman Arena Croatia

Pula Roman Arena

The most impressive surprise of my entire trip was driving into Pula, Croatia and seeing their Roman Arena.  Once I thought about it, it made perfect sense.  There is quite a lot of Roman architecture in Croatia, but I just Continue reading Pula’s Roman Arena Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park

The tour eventually meandered away from the coast of Croatia and into the wilderness.  And, a grand wilderness it was.  Plitvice Lakes National Park is a Unesco site and while only one percent of it is covered in water, the Continue reading Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia

Inspiration on a Water Bottle

Jana (bottled water in Croatia) takes the prize for “most inspirational water bottles”.  I really enjoyed reading my little note for the day.  Here are a few that I discovered during my trip.  An added bonus…it’s written in Croatia first…so, Continue reading Inspiration on a Water Bottle

Sunset in Zadar Croatia

Zadar Sunset

Zadar, Croatia may have the most perfect setup for folks interested in watching the sunset.  There is a lovely pathway with steps that can be used as seats and a Sea Organ. From Wikepedia:  The Sea organ is an architectural Continue reading Sunset in Zadar Croatia

Island and Cave Tour Near Hvar Croatia

Blue Cave - Bisevo Island

I spent a couple of days in Hvar.  It’s quite a busy little island, considering I’d just left the quieter island of Korcula (which I’ll write about later).  On the second day, the group I was with decided to hire Continue reading Island and Cave Tour Near Hvar Croatia

Old Town Dubrovnik

Old Town Dubrovnik

Old Town Dubrovnik, frequently called the Pearl of the Adriatic, was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.  Even with that status, the Serbian Federal Forces attacked the city by land, sea, and air in 1991.  Known commonly as Continue reading Old Town Dubrovnik

Where I’ve Been

Hammock Time

Nowhere really… Admittedly this is the longest break I’ve taken from my blog in quite some time.  There’s been a lot going on but most of it not very noteworthy, but I will write about some of my recent hikes Continue reading Where I’ve Been

Big Four Ice Caves

Trail to Big Four Ice Caves

It’s January, so it’s time to renew my hiking exploits.  A couple of weeks ago some friends and I decided to head to Big Four Ice Caves off the Mountain Loop Highway in Western Washington. In my usual way, I Continue reading Big Four Ice Caves