Travels

No SchoolA young fisherman. If you live on an island, you will find that the ocean becomes a thoroughfare and a place for work. Bocas del Toro, Panama.

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Paiute RoadThis seldom traveled dual-sport road leaves Highway 163 at Goulding, Utah, heads into the San Juan River valley (28 miles) and to a point named Paiute Farms. It rides atop Navajo sandstone, sometimes sand, sometimes solid rock, with the surrounding buttes of Wingate Sandstone.

Navajo Indian Reservation, Utah

CandlestickThe Candlestick. If you Google “Candlestick Rock” you’ll find that there are many around the world. This was my view from around Anderson Bottom looking East.

Green River, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

The Border BoogieThe Border Boogie. I’ve seen many images of this historic crossing in travel publications and posts by adventure travelers but this time was there in person to capture my own version of the scene.

No Mans Land, Honduras, Central America

Commuters on the waters at Bocas del Toro, PanamaTwo in a dugout. I found myself fascinated with all the coming and going on the waterways out my back door. Each morning and evening, the commuters traveled back and forth, to and fro.

Bocas del Toro, Panama, Central America

Dos VentanasDos Ventanas. An example of island architecture. The island lies 30 miles from Curacao, 50 miles north of Venezuela, 86 miles east of Aruba, outside of the Caribbean hurricane belt. Bonaire, 24 miles long by 3-7 miles wide (112 square miles), has NO traffic lights!

Kralindiji, Bonaire, Caribbean Ocean

WakefulWakeful. I was up at first light and quickly brewed the first cup-o-jo. Camera in one hand and coffee in the other, I hiked down to the lake and was greeted with a spectacular sunrise and Osprey show. Wow, the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Fish Lake, Jackson County, Oregon

Gatun LocksA day at the office for this worker. This is the first set of locks situated on the Atlantic entrance of the Panama Canal. A series of three lock chambers raise ships to a height of 87 feet above sea level. Each lock is 100 feet wide and 1000 feet long and takes eight to 15 minutes to fill with water.

Panama Canal, Panama Central America

Red Sky RisingA view through the haze. The early morning light filtered through the steam coming off the hot water of the terrace. It quickly became a dreamscape. One of the more impressive Yellowstone geothermal areas.

Upper Terrace, Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming

3 on Moto

Off to the beach. It became a common sight to see the entire family commuting on two wheels, be it motorized or pedal power. I have seen five up, dad, mom and the three kids. This image was taken on a weekend, so it appears they’re off for some frolicking. Bocas del Toro, Panama.

Represive PastBonaire slave hut. ¬†Slave quarters, built entirely of stone and too short for a man to stand upright in, still stand in the area around Rincon and along the saltpans as a grim reminder of Bonaire’s repressive past.¬† Bonaire is located in the Southern Caribbean Ocean just 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela.

Kuna MannerOpposing attitudes. The Kuna live in three politically autonomous comarcas or reservations in Panama. These two live in the Kuna de Wargandi reservation. The inhabitants allowed us to enter their village, wonder around, take photos and shoot video. Although I don’t think one was very happy about it? Kuna de Wargandi comarcas, Panama, Central America.

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