Sunday, January 11, 2015

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Santa Teresa is a small town in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica. Like other coastal villages on the Nicoya Peninsula, Santa Teresa started as a remote fishing village, relying on agriculture, cattle ranching and small-scale fishing.

Celebrating Costa Rica defeating Italy in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil (to make it through the knockout stage after just two games).

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Seaside, Oregon

Ecola State Park, Oregon

Indian Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Smelt Bay Provincial Park, Cortes Island

The 16-hectare Smelt Bay Provincial Park is extraordinarily scenic. Smelt Bay is named after smelts, the small silver-green, sardine-sized fish that frequents these waters in huge numbers and attracts salmon.

Searching for sand dollars

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hague Lake, Cortes Island

Nestled at the entrance to the enchanting Desolation Sound, tranquil and friendly Cortes Island is one of the most impressive of the Discovery Islands, with its placid lakes, beaches, and rugged gorges.

The south western corner of the island offers glacial deposits in the form of fine white sand at Hague Lake.

The Salish name for Hague Lake is Kw'as Oyela which means 'hot water (lake)'. This is very appropriate as Hague Lake is flat bottomed and shallow (35-50 ft.) and warms up quickly in the summer as well as freezes first in a cold spell.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

La Casita del Café

Amazing view at a great breakfast place in Atenas, Costa Rica.

The “pinto with eggs” for breakfast might not look like much but it is delicious.

And the chocolate milk is a little over the top.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Algodones Dunes

The Algodones Dunes is a large [sand dune] located in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of California, near the border with Arizona and the Mexican state of Baja California. The field is approximately 45 miles long by 6 miles wide and extends along a northwest-southeast line that correlates to the prevailing northerly and westerly wind directions.


Three U.S. Border Patrol vehicles patrolling the border to prevent illegal entries from Mexico.