Category Archives: Glaciers

Frozen Waters One: New Zealand

February, 2014 A glacier is a slowly moving river of ice. Its own weight causes the movement. In fact, to qualify as a glacier, the ice must be thick enough to sink and move on its own weight. Glaciers form where … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Eighteen: Chile and Antarctica

What’s a good way to fritter away a lot of time? Start blogging about your travels. For me, it’s not just about posting my amateur photos, it’s about learning. I spend more time researching than I do writing, and I … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Fifteen: Bowen and Stirling, Milford Sound, New Zealand

January, 2014 On our way to Milford Sound on New Zealand’s southern island, we passed several glacier fed waterfalls.   Milford Sound, itself, is home to two more stunning waterfalls: Lady Bowen and Stirling. Lady Bowen Falls greets you just a … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Twelve: Skógafoss, Iceland

May, 2014 If you watch the History Channel series, Vikings, you will have seen this waterfall. In season 5, the character Floki sets sail alone from Norway and washes up on a strange land. In his explorations, he comes upon … Continue reading

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North Cascades National Park

Monday, July 23, 2018 We drove north from Burlington, Washington to North Cascades National Park. We followed the Cascades Scenic Highway to the Visitor Center in Newhalem to get our National Parks Passport Book stamped. Most of the time, I … Continue reading

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Mountains and Airplanes

Saturday, July 21, 2018 The sun was shining brightly this morning, good news, as we took a morning flight from Boeing Field, around Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens. Thrown in for good measure were Mount Adams and Mount Hood, … Continue reading

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