Now in its 153rd year, the Victoria Highland Games was a sea of varied and colorful tartans as numerous clans gathered to participate in a weekend of games and contests
Category Archives: Outdoors
An extended weekend, a new camera lens, and a desire to put some relative distance between ourselves and Seattle provided all the excuse we needed to pay a long overdue trip to Victoria, and specifically the Butchart Gardens.
For some time now we've been making regular pilgrimages to the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge to capture the abundance of wildlife there.
When I asked William James, manager for Dreamland Safari Tours, which day tour he recommended, he quickly replied, "White Pocket. It's an alien planet!"
Cedar Breaks is every bit as beautiful and engaging as its big sister, Bryce Canyon, only smaller in size.
Following a now established ritual of beginning our daily treks with coffee at The Rock Stop in Orderville, we decided to spend the next two days in and around Zion National Park.
Deciding to spend the day in Bryce Canyon, our third day will forever be known as The Day We Found Good Coffee in Utah!
The afternoon of our second day in Southern Utah was spent, again, in Arizona, hiding out from a driving rain and windstorm in Page, after stopping off at Glen Canyon Dam
Our first full day in Southern Utah found us on the road once again... to Arizona. The North Rim of the Grand Canyon to be exact.
There is an unquantifiable magic for me about the desert. Beyond the breathtaking and commanding vistas is a feeling of being in a place that is removed from everywhere else; a space that feels out of time, and one that is a shelter from the hobgoblins of life with their sharp teeth and anxious appetites.