Pano: Hotel Blue, Sydney Australia

The Pano he Hotel Blue is an interesting historic building built on the docks in Sydney in the late 1800’s. It has a cool vibe, and I mean that figuratively as well as literally. During the winter, the long main, long corridor of the hotel opens to the outside near the center. The cold morning air had filled the corridor… Continue reading

Bitten By Bodega Bay Bug

We spent this weekend up at Bodega Bay. I’ve always thought Bodega Bay was a nice place, but on this trip we found Bodega Head. It’s gorgeous! A mini headlands that is every bit as dramatic! Now, as a result, I’m way into Bodega Bay: headlands with gorgeous hiking trails, whale watching, a lovely calm bay, a thriving fishing industry… Continue reading

Hwy 1: Northern Explorations

Friday evening, after Steve got off work, we headed out for an adventure. First stop: Bodega Bay. Lovely evening. Very nice lodge. First thing the next morning, after breakfast and a quick photo or two with the iPhone, we started up Hwy 1 along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. I just don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this… Continue reading

It Just Doesn’t Add Up…

My grandfather and father both used the expression “horse sense*” as in, “It doesn’t make horse sense.” In other words, even the brain of a horse could figure this out. The following things don’t make horse sense to me. 1. That in the United States of American an adult can be clearly and emphatically told by the police not to… Continue reading

Sunday Hike: Coastal Trail

I love hiking the Pacific Coast trail! Yesterday was a great hike. The weather was perfect! Over 5 miles and up 49 floors-worth of steps! While you will probably not be able to see it in the small pictures below, they do show the Golden Gate Bridge in the far left. Below is the map of our hike. We started… Continue reading

Resonates with Me

I’ve had the unexpected good fortune to travel, a lot, actually—all over the world. (That reminds me, I need to update my list of countries to which I have been! Check out the list, it’s #23 on this page.) And in every place I have visited, the people have all been very nice, kind, and helpful even when they don’t… Continue reading

Quick Trip to West Hollywood!

This weekend we made a quick overnight trip to LA to meet up with friends, who also flew into the city of angels, to see a play. The trip, though short, was special. Seeing my dear friend, Mark, was wonderful. We haven’t seen each other in years, and he’s had a very difficult year but looks none the worse for… Continue reading

Lake Louise Panos

Back in 2007 we traveled to the Canadian Rockies. I shot two panos before my 8mm Sigma Fisheye lens locked up and refused to work. I was so disappointed because I was eager to shoot many more. At any rate, I got busy and never posted the panos I did shoot on that trip. So, here they are. Click each… Continue reading