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365 Photo Project – February 2014

February came and went like a flash, but a really, really eventful flash. Because, dude! We went on vacation to the States! We went to the States because of the Polar Bears. You see, Brian needed to learn how to cross country ski so he can get away from the Polar Bears because he’s going […]

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The Point at Manzanita, OR

During our short stay in Astoria, we took the grand tour with our friends to see as much of the area as we could. Greg and Jenn led the way to all their favorite scenic locations. Their secret plan to make us fall in love with Oregon so that we would move there and live […]

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Praia da Ferradurinha in Buzios

Remembering a Day in Buzios

While we’re traveling between worlds I thought I’d give you a glimpse of our previous life in Brazil. Over the next week, I’ll be showing you three different day or weekend trips we enjoyed when we lived here before. This post was originally published on Nov. 8th, 2011 on my old blog. At the time […]

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Lighthouse in the Storm

  The skies are grey, the pond is frozen, winter is still here. Tomorrow I’ll go find the sun.   Black and White Wednesday Wednesday Walkabout

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Setting Foot on the Isle of May

Half way around the Isle of May we pulled into the little harbor on the North Sea side of the island.   Brian and Tam had held back as long as they could, and finally had their fun by jumping in the water. In February. In the North Sea.   I, however, am not a […]

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The Seals and Cliffs of the Isle of May

Finally, all snug in our drysuits and on our way to the Isle of May with only minimal splashing.   The five mile ride to the island was freezing cold but smooth, and so fun. It wasn’t long before the little smudge on the horizon loomed just off the front of the boat, and we […]

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How to Put On a Dry Suit – Beginner’s Edition

Have I mentioned that Brian likes to surprise me? Every once in a while he’ll take one of my offhand comments and run with it. In this case he latched on to “I’d like to see puffins in the wild”. We were already planning to head up to Scotland for the weekend to celebrate a […]

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365 Photo Challenge – Week 6

Another week, another seven days, another 168 hours. What did you do this week? It’s time to link up and share your best photo of the week. Doing a daily 365 photo project? A weekly 52? Just love taking photos? Pick your very best from this week and add your link below to share what […]

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Cold Water Surfers on the North Sea

The Beach. Those words bring to mind warm sun, soft sand, swimming, sunburns and caipirinhas. In Brazil we lived just a few steps from our local beach, and that stretch of the south Atlantic is now branded into my subconscious. When I think of beach, I think of Rio das Ostras and hot weather.   […]

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Tynemouth Lighthouse

  Built around 1903 at the end of the pier on the north side of the mouth of the Tyne River. The pier was begging to be walked, but was sadly locked tight behind it’s gate on the day we were there. I walk around in a world that makes me want to stop time […]

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The Rocks of St. Mary’s Island

This is why we like to explore outside of the tours, leave the path and find out what’s on the other side.   The lighthouse was beautiful, and while the visitor’s center and the climb to the top are worth doing, the real treat was outside.   Outside is where you find the life.   […]

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Climbing the Lighthouse in Whitley Bay

Now that our time in Scotland is done, and our short trip to Amsterdam is over, we’ll be spending the next several months in the north east of England. It’s a place that neither Brian nor I have spent much time, only a few holiday trips over the years. Now that we have a few […]

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The Road to Achiltibuie

When we left Ullapool, we were disappointed about missing the boat to the Summer Isles. I really wanted to see some whales and puffins. I have a special place in my heart for puffins. But as we drove, all thoughts about what we were missing disappeared quickly. We really weren’t missing anything, we only traded […]

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The Dolphins of Spey Bay on the Wild North Sea

During our three day accidental adventure, we followed another brown sign and discovered a great little attraction on Spey Bay. The Scottish Dolphin Center, which sits on a little piece of land right at the mouth of the Spey river. We knew we were driving out to a tiny little village, and as we neared […]

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A Morbid Mystery at Deep Sea World

Dunfermline has turned out to be the perfect jumping off point to start getting to know Scotland. We’re close enough to Edinburgh to pop in to the city whenever we want to, and far enough to avoid the bustle and traffic. There are quite a few things to see within a twenty minute drive from  […]

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Running Out of Time in Tillicum Village

We were running out of time. One thing we’re used to after years of a long distance relationship, and living on two continents, is running out of time. This time we were running out of time in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle and the surrounding areas had been so good to us, it was hard think […]

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Whale Watching on Puget Sound – We’re on a Boat

You should see Brian’s face light up when he smells the sea. He was born near the sea, and even though he has lived in three countries, on three continents, he’s always lived near a coastline. Water seems to call his name. No matter how wild or cold, he seems happiest when he’s out in […]

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Caribbean – Scuba Diving St. John, USVI

So Brian has been a serious scuba diver for years.  He dives wrecks and he goes deep.  The first time we had lunch together it was to talk about diving when I was thinking about enrolling my kids in a course.  He’s wanted to get me in scuba gear since we met. While we were […]

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Caribbean – Snorkeling on Hawksnest Beach, St. John, USVI

I’m going to take you back to last year. Boxing day, the day after Christmas, Brian and I boarded a plane in Houston, TX with our arms full of very special clothing. It was a long haul to our destination. Three airports, three different planes, two ferry terminals, a rain storm and finally a ride […]

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Brazil – Praia do Forno in Arraial do Cabo

My son didn’t make many requests for the time he spent with us during a recent visit. He wanted to eat good churrasco, see some of our local town, and spend some time at a few good beaches. Good beaches you say? We know just the place. This is Praia do Forno in Arraial do […]

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