Thailandbodia


This is a collection of unorganized photos from the trip to Thailand and Cambodia from which Cindy and I recently returned. I will likely try to organize them a little better and eventually fill out all of the captions and descriptions, but this is my first go...

Crater Lake


I've been in Portland over a month now and haven't posted anything about it yet. This post isn't really about Portland either. Let's just say, that in the month I've been here I managed to meet a pretty damn cool woman and the two of us decided to leave the…

Hocking Hills


These are some photos from a recent family reunion I had in Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio, one of my favorite places in that state. We did a lot of hiking, even more eating and played a lot of cards, especially Euchre. All-in-all it was a great four days spent…

Bryce Canyon and Kodachrome Basin


Outside of Page, I drove north on the unpaved Cottonwood road that is a shortcut through part of the Grand Staircase - Escalante Nat'l Monument (GSENM) and leads directly to Kodachrome Basin State Park. I stopped briefly at Grosvenor Arch, just off of Cottonwood road before heading to Kodachrome Basin.…

Lake Powell


The above map shows my approximate route during my nine days on Lake Powell. I totaledaround 150 miles of paddling and my biggest day was over 28 miles. I will eventually post details about some of the canyons I explored, and I will include some of the many videos I…

Colorado River


On the advice of a local kayak shop in page, I got a haul back up the Colorado River from Lee's Ferry to just below the dam, about 16 river miles. It wasn't cheap at about $65 for me and my kayak, but it was worth it for the spectacular…

Corona Arch


Corona Arch is located along UT-279 which follows the Colorado River through a narrow gorge. The trail is a mile and a half long and of moderate difficulty - there is a ladder and some cables to help out at the steeper sections. The arch which has a 140-foot by…

Utah Miscellany


A collection of photos from some random day-trips I made while in Utah - they really didn't fit anywhere else. Fisher Towers Not far from Moab, the Fisher Towers thrust out of the desert like crumbling sandstone knife blades. The Titan is the tallest free-standing tower in the US at…

Negro Bill Canyon


I went to Negro Bill Canyon this morning - its current name being a slightly more p.c. version than the original. The following is from Wikipedia: The canyon was named after William Granstaff, a mixed-race cowboy, who prospected and ran cattle in the desert canyon in the late 1870s with…

Canyonlands National Park


The Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands National Park is right next to the Dead Horse Point State Park and forms the northern piece of the Canyonlands pie which is divided into three large sections by the Colorado and Green rivers. The famous Mesa Arch is located in this…

Dead Horse Point State Park


Dead Horse Point State Park got its name from the its use by the frontier ranchers who would drive wild herds of horses out onto the narrow point and then capture the ones they wanted. Invariably, some would die in the process. It is an unimaginably picturesque place despite the…

Arches National Park


OK, so it's been forever since my last post. I left Florida over a week ago after spending some time with James (my college room-mate) and his wife Tonya in Niceville. Three days of driving brought me to Moab, Utah. I arrived on the Saturday of Memorial weekend and found…

Snorkeling Arnos Vale


Here is another compiled video of some snorkeling highlights at beautiful Arnos Vale, Tobago taken during my last two days on the island: There were huge schools of small fishes that gathered in bands or swam past you for minutes at a time. We also saw the resident school of…

Oil down


I had been wanting to try oil down ever since Corinne told me about it, but every time we looked for it, it was out. So, I decided to make it myself. I left out the salted meat (being a non-mammal eater.) Oil down #ratingval# from #reviews# reviews Print Recipe…

Snorkeling


The snorkeling in Tobago is pretty spectacular. From Buccoo reef near Pigeon Point on the southwest end of Tobago to Arnos Vale and Castara on the north coast to Speyside on the northeast end of the island, there is a lot of variety. I've seen cuttlefish in two different locations…

Pandora’s Toe


Corinne and I made a trip to Trinidad last weekend. We spent some time in Port of Spain for the wedding of one of Corinne's friends which was quite an interesting spectacle - the perfect way to try to understand the multicultural nature of Trinidad. The groom was of Indian…

Callaloo


I had sampled some callaloo (along with fish and coocoo - another staple food here) last week when Corinne and I stopped for lunch at Store Bay beach.  A few days ago I found a callaloo pack at the local grocery store, containing most of the required ingredients for the…

Coconut Bake


This is a recipe Corinne found on the Trinigourmet website which looked so great we had to try it. I had found a coconut during our trip to Pigeon Point and managed to husk it, crack it open and remove the beautiful white flesh, which I then grated coarsely. Coconut…

Pelau


This recipe is from the cookbook called The Multi-Cultural Cuisine of Trinidad & Tobago & the Caribbean written by the Naparima Girls' High School. Pelau #ratingval# from #reviews# reviews Print Recipe Type: Main Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 15 mins Serves: 8 Pelau…

Curried crab with dumplings


I arrived in Tobago on Sunday night, the warm, moist air welcoming me as I stepped off the airplane and onto the tarmac. I fairly well zoomed through immigration and customs and then waited for Corinne to arrive. She drove the 10 odd miles from the airport to her condo…

Colorado


I stopped by Karen and Beau's cabin in Colorado on my way back across the country. The drive took me from California, diagonally across Arizona and through four corners into Colorado and then through the Rockies and north to Fairplay where their cabin is situated in the foothills. I arrived…

Valle de Cirios


This valley extends for miles through the mountains north of Guerrero Negro. The terrain is very similar to that of Joshua Tree National Park and there even are a few odd joshua trees present, but the namesake cirio tree is the real star. I think it is indigenous to this…

Guerrero Negro


I finally got a chance to see some gray whales in the Laguna Ojo de Liebre near Guerrero Negro. I had tried in both Magdalena Bay and the Laguna de San Ignacio, but it was too early in the season. Here in the laguna, we saw perhaps a dozen different…

Cabo San Lucas


This is a panorama from a point near the marina in Cabo San Lucas - use the scroll bar to see the whole photo. $("div.scroll4").scrollLeft(600); Some photos and a video from Cabo San Lucas, Baja California. My internet connection is pretty slow, so I'll let them speak for themselves for…

Islas Coronados Kayak Trip


This is a panorama of a nice white sandy beach on the island - use the scroll bar to see the whole photo. $("div.scroll3").scrollLeft(1100); Below are some photos and a video from my kayak trip to Islas Coronados, Baja California Sur. I launched from a beach about 7 miles north…

Bahía Concepción Kayak Trip


This is a panorama of my last campsite at sunrise - use the scroll bar to see the whole photo. $("div.scroll1").scrollLeft(950); Below are some photos and videos from my four-day kayak/camping trip in Bahía Concepción, Baja California Sur. I started from the town of Mulegé, from the river of the…

Mulegé


Some photos from Guerrero Negro and Mulegé, Baja California. My internet connection is pretty slow, so I'll let them speak for themselves for now... Below is a panorama of Mulegé - use the scroll bar to see the whole photo. If you look closely, you'll see Maya on my car…

Baja California


Yesterday morning, I crossed the border from California and drove down Mexico 5 through San Felipe and on to Puerticitos, a small fishing village on the Sea of Cortez. The place appeared to be mostly deserted and I ended pitching my tent under a palapa in Octavio's Playa Escondida (hidden…