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A prairie girl that's landed in the maritimes. Combining my love for travel with a desire to improve my photography skills, with a bit of geocaching thrown in!
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Lake Louise, AlbertaLake LouiseAlbertaLake Louise was crazy crowded with tourists this summer, since the park pass was free. We wandered down the trails to the escape the crowds, and...Furnas, PortugalFurnasPortugalShopping in FurnasPonta da Ferraria, Azores, PortugalPonta da FerrariaAzores, PortugalFrom the parking lot you walk left of the building to go swimming. We went to the right and watched these fishermen atop the volcanic cliffs. They...Chá Gorreana, Azores, PortugalChá GorreanaAzores, PortugalTea plantation. The Azores are the only place in Europe to grow tea - and pineapples!Lagoa das Furnas, Furnas, PortugalLagoa das FurnasFurnas, PortugalOn the shore of Lagoa das Furnas, outside the caldeiras.Mosteiros, PortugalMosteirosPortugalThis little black sand beach was beautiful. Nice views, beginner surfers, and even a bit of sea glass.Furnas, PortugalFurnasPortugalThis is an old aqueduct that is now in a cow pasture. Not on the tourist maps, but I did see it on a postcard, and a lovely clerk gave me directions.Lagoa do Canario, Sete Cidades, PortugalLagoa do CanarioSete Cidades, PortugalThis was our favourite viewpoint of Sete Cidades. A short hike that our guide had previously refused to tell us about, even when I asked about all...Ponta Delgada, PortugalPonta DelgadaPortugalAnother view of the old city gate.Ponta Delgada, PortugalPonta DelgadaPortugalView of the clock tower through the old city gate. Interesting that the ocean used to come right up to the actual gate. Beautiful area to stroll...São Miguel, Azores, PortugalSão MiguelAzores, PortugalCastelo Branco, near Vila Franca. Beautiful views of the tower get even better when you climb inside to the roof. As a bonus, there's even a...Miradouro da Vista dos Barcos, Azores, PortugalMiradouro da Vista dos BarcosAzores, PortugalTaken from the viewpoint just south of the Ponta do Arnel lighthouse on the east coast.Sable River, Nova ScotiaSable RiverNova ScotiaPicturesque stop along the lighthouse route of the South Shore. Tourist season hasn't started yet; not sure if the mill opens/operates for that or...Baddeck, Nova ScotiaBaddeckNova ScotiaLighthouse in Baddeck on a drizzly morning.Grand Memories Varadero, Varadero, CubaGrand Memories VaraderoVaradero, CubaEven the footpaths to the beach are beautiful!Grand Memories Varadero, Varadero, CubaGrand Memories VaraderoVaradero, CubaCatamarans were just some of the water sports included at our resort, and the weather was perfect to sail out to the reef to snorkel.Varadero, CubaVaraderoCubaGot this shot with my iPhone through the bus window on the way to the airport. The sunset was hitting just right.Memories Varadero, Varadero, CubaMemories VaraderoVaradero, CubaOutside the resort gates, there's always an antique taxi looking for a fare.Grand Memories Varadero, Varadero, CubaGrand Memories VaraderoVaradero, CubaEarly in the morning, men slowly troll along the beach looking for huge starfish and conch to sell (illegally) on the beach. Pelicans wait...Grand Memories Varadero, Varadero, CubaGrand Memories VaraderoVaradero, CubaSunrise along the beach near our resort, Sanctuary at Grand Memories. A perfect week!
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