Thisawayz and Thatawayz

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who only dream at night. – Edgar Allan Poe

Category: Outdoors (Page 1 of 7)

I am the wind, he is the wall

Facebook Twitter The man in the RV next to us sweeps the sand from his pad three times a day. Morning, noon, and night, on a schedule. What I see as a lovely encroachment of the beach melding the two of us together, he sees as a mess that needs to be pushed back. I […]

Lana Del Rey sings to me in Playa del Rey

Facebook Twitter   “I was always an unusual girl. My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality. Just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean.”  -Lana del Rey   Facebook Twitter

Anza Borrego wants me dead

Facebook Twitter The desert wants me dead. The wind blows in , and my synapses go crazy. Last year had me fainting and falling into walls til I was sure I was having a stroke. Doctor took one look in my ears and told me I had water in there. “Spring super bloom causes this!” […]

Port Townsend, WA

Facebook Twitter Originally named “Port Townshend” for the Marquis of Townshend by Captain George Vancouver in 1792, it was also called the “City of Dreams” with the thought that it would be the largest harbour on the US west coast. Officially settled in 1851, many of the homes and buildings reflect the Victorian times of […]

Kalambaka, Greece – Our journey across Greece

Facebook Twitter Kalambaka is the gateway to Meteora. It was burned to the ground by the Nazis in WWII, so the buildings are all from after that time. It will take us half the day to drive to, and by the time we get there. most of the monasteries will be closed. We plan to see […]

Athens, Greece – Double decker bus around Athens and Piraeus

Facebook Twitter On Thursday, I decided to take the hop-on hop-off bus around Athens and Piraeus. For 18 Euro, I got a 2 day tour around the city with an audio guide. It seemed a little counter-productive since I already know the city so well, but I thought it might be fun. Thursday was a gorgeous warm […]

Athens, Greece – Along the waterfront

Facebook Twitter On our last trip, I didn’t spend much time down along the waterfront of Athens, so this was one of the first things I wanted to get at upon my return. The tram stops just 3/4 of a km away from the hotel so we wandered through the back streets up to catch […]

Island of Aegina, Greece

Facebook Twitter Aegina lies just 27km (17 mi) from Athens out in the Saronic Gulf. The island has been inhabited continuously since 3000 BC. To get here is a 40 minute hydrofoil ferry or a 1 hour regular ferry from Piraeus (€4-15). Once on the island, there is public bus service with 3 lines, that leave […]

Cruising the Saronic Gulf

Facebook Twitter “You must be Canadian.” the woman accused me. “Yes. How did you know?” I countered. “Your clothes.” she smiled at me, with a flourish of her hand at what I was wearing. I looked down at my clothes: capris, a fuchsia t-shirt, fuchsia running shoes. Then looked at them: long pants, white down coat, […]

Argolis, Greece – Corinth, Epidaurus, Nafplion, and Mycenae

Facebook Twitter The Argolis peninsula separates the Saronic and Argolic Gulfs. It was the seat of power of the Mycenaean empire that ruled Greece from 1600 to 1100 BC. A tour of the region takes us to some of the most important archaeological sites of Greece, including tholos tombs, citadels and ancient theatres. If you’ve read much of my […]

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