Wild horses, descendants of the horses brought by the Spanish, have roamed freely along the Salt River before the Tonto National Forest was designed in 1902. Even though they had been living on the land for over a century, their fate was uncertain in the early 21st century. In 2015, the United States Forest Service issued a notice declaring the herd as “unauthorized livestock” and announced a plan to capture, remove and auction off any unclaimed horses. Continue reading Wild Horses of the Lower Salt River
John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club, wrote, “Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike”. John’s observation is more relevant than ever….get out and enjoy nature, even if it is in own garden! Continue reading Yosemite – John Muir’s Legacy
Twiddling our thumbs at home for most of the past six months gave us time to reconsider the way we travel. Like most of you, our international and domestic travel plans were cancelled. Continue reading See the USA!!!
The ramp was lowered. We drove in an orderly line onto land from the belly of the ferry. Continue reading Prince Edward Island
In 2017 we spent 3 weeks in Nova Scotia driving from Halifax to Peggy’s Cove, to Chester Basin and Wolfville. This year we are spending 8 weeks driving the entire island. We learned not to always trust the GPS. It will take you on a direct route that may include a few rough dirt roads. To avoid any surprise off roading, we got an old fashion paper map. Continue reading Exploring Nova Scotia
We knew a monster was coming for us. Nothing could alter its path, stand up to it or stop its appetite for the land and the sea and the air. Nothing in its path, including us, was safe or would be the same. It began near the Bahamas and was closing in our hideaway by the sea. Terry’s video below shows Dorian chewing and whirling and spinning its way by Lockeport, downgraded to a category 2 hurricane when it hit Halifax. Continue reading Hurricane in Lockeport
Vacationing at a cottage by the sea has always been a dream of mine. Tall pine trees filled with singing birds should surround it and the shore needed to be close enough so the waves would lull us to sleep each night. Continue reading Chester Basin
Labor Day marks the end of lazy summer days. The video below is a visual love letter from two cottages that were our home during our stay in Nova Scotia…..enjoy!
We were here in 2017 and enjoyed being surrounded by the sea and rugged coastline. This year we are back for almost 3 months to explore more of the southern coast of the Maritime Provinces. Continue reading Halifax and Peggy’s Point Lighthouse
Being here is a study of sharp contrasts. All four basic elements – earth, air, fire and water – are demonstrated by this land in extreme ways. Steam escapes the earth’s crust between lava rocks in barren fields; active and inactive volcanoes rise from empty, treeless horizons; towering waterfalls indiscriminately punch their way through moss green rock walls in glacier-cut fjords; icy roaring rivers race to the sea while white ocean waves lap lazily against black sand beaches. Continue reading Iceland Workshop