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New England Trip 2012 – Day 6 – Essex, Connecticut

New England Trip 2012 – Day 6 – Essex, Connecticut

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Fort Ontario, Oswego, NY

Fort Ontario, Oswego, NY

I had spent the night in my tent at Selkirk Shores State Park which is located about 20 miles to the east of Oswego, NY. While checking out in the morning, park staff had told me that there was a fort in Oswego that was operated by the New York State Parks and Historic Preservation organization. With only that information, and no specific directions, off I headed for Oswego, NY stopping along the way to photograph a fire hydrant or two :-).

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Canada Explorer Home and About Ontario

Gananoque, Ontario

Gananoque, Ontario

June 2, 2012 – Gananoque sports a population of 5200 and is located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River a few kilometers downstream from Kingston, Ontario. There are a number of reasons that one might want to visit Gananoque. One reason might be to visit the OLG 1,000 Islands Casino visible from the Hwy 401 intersection. As we were arriving at that intersection, we were directly behind a large white bus that acted as a shuttle bus bringing another busload of people to the Casino. We had no particular interest in following that bus into the casino parking lot since my success rate at slot machines is very low.

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Florida USA

Cycling in Florida – Ponce Inlet

Started the day out with a trip to Ponce Inlet which is about 10 miles south of Daytona Beach. Attractions of Ponce Inlet include Florida’s tallest lighthouse and a long jetty stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean and a number of boardwalks and trails as well as a Marine Science Center.

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Florida USA

Cycling in Florida – Key Biscayne

After watching Black Vultures pecking away at the rubber trim on a vehicle in parking lot of the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, we headed over to Key Biscayne for a cycle around that area. At Key Biscayne, we cycled around the urban streets looking at fancy beach homes and interesting lawn ornaments and then cycled down to the the lighthouse.

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Canada Explorer Nova Scotia

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Offa's Dyke trip - the start

Leaving a wet day in Winnipeg and heading for:

Halifax, Nova Scotia

It’s always difficult to determine what to call a travel day at the start of another adventure. Even more difficult when that travel day begins to feel more like 36 hours long. Such was the case June 9, 2009 as I started out on a UK adventure that would see me awake at about 4AM to catch an early morning Air Canada flight from Ottawa to Halifax, where I met up with fellow photographer, Ron Dunnington for a day of sightseeing and photography along the Nova Scotia coast, followed by a later rendezvous with my Offa’s Dyke hiking partner, Ron Joy from Newfoundland at his sister’s beautiful home in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia where we ate a wonderful full course meal before heading out to the airport for the overnight flight to Heathrow Airport in London, England.

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British Columbia Canada Explorer

Lion’s Gate Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia

Lion’s Gate Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia

It was nice night with only a very slight breeze blowing so my brother and I headed out to Brockton Point Lighthouse in Stanley Park so that I could get some night shots of the lighthouse and the North Vancouver shoreline lights. I got my Manfrotto tripod set up, had the camera settings all figured out and was just about to press the remote shutter release when two vehicles pulled up, one of them a big stretch limo, throwing beams of light across the shoreline. I hoped they were going to just drive by but, instead, they just sat there for awhile. I wasn’t sure if I should wait or just pack up and leave. We waited. They left. I got my shot.

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Caribbean & Mexico Mexico

Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Playa del Carmen - Beach

Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

The beach beckons, but my reason for traveling to Playa del Carmen had nothing to do with the beaches. I was running out of storage space on my CF cards and wanted to have my photos transferred to a CD so that I could just keep on shooting. (Location)