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The Fog

Posted on 10 April 2008 by Ed Z

A thick fog set in New York this morning, and when I got off the bus going to
work, visibility was about 50 yards.  Passing The Sphere in Battery Park I
took this video.

 

 

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Vacation Time

Posted on 20 March 2008 by Ed Z

Headed to Florida for Easter so I’ll be taking a break for a few days. Looking forward to 80 degrees and sunny. Oh don’t be jealous!
I hope to be back blogging once I’m settled in down there.
As always, thanks for taking the time to check in!

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Home Again

Home Again

Posted on 03 September 2007 by Ed Z

You take that last look, a deep breath and fill your lungs with fresh air and
keep it with you.

Juneau to Seattle.  Seattle to Phoenix.  Phoenix to New York. 
Fifteen hours and you’re home.  But when you’re finally in your bed, eyes
closed, it is good to be home.

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Shrine of St. Therese

Shrine of St. Therese

Posted on 29 August 2007 by Ed Z

In spite of each evening’s forecast for the following day, the weather
remains perfect. It rained in the early morning but cleared with the sun shining
and a cool breeze.

Today we decided to take it easy, with a stroll downtown to do some souvenir
shopping but in the late afternoon we went to the Shrine
of St. Therese
. What a wonderful hidden treasure.

I was thankful to have visited the chapel to personally show my appreciation
for the good fortune.

 

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Whales and Eagles

Whales and Eagles

Posted on 29 August 2007 by Ed Z

Some things can be overwhelming. And a place where just walking out the front
door can fill you with quieting self awareness the awe inspiring sights can be
exponential.

American Bald Eagles are a common sight, perched on trees or power-line
towers, resting, observing and waiting for their next meal.

Yesterday we went to watch Humpback Whales feed in the waters off of
Juneau,  and boy did we see whales. At least six whales were feeding
together in the same area, which is uncommon as they typically feed alone. The
guide could only guess that the area was rich in food attracting them all.

I was able to get the short video of one near our boat.

On the way back, we passed an eagle perched on a buoy with a few sea lions
basking in the sun at the base of the buoy.

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Mendenhall Glacier

Mendenhall Glacier

Posted on 26 August 2007 by Ed Z

Today we visited Mendenhall
Glacier
where you can also see salmon spawning and black bears feasting on
them.  We didn’t get to see any bears, but perhaps tomorrow, since it is
about 10 minutes away, we will.

 Click the thumbs for larger photos.

 

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On The Road

On The Road

Posted on 26 August 2007 by Ed Z

Fifteen hours but we made it to Juneau.  I’m too tired to explain the
journey but I wanted to share this photo of Mt. Rainier.  It was the view
on the flight into Seattle.  Click the thumbnail for a larger version.

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