ketchikan

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Its a lazy, rainy afternoon here in Ketchikan Alaska. We are back from fishing and have warmed up with some lunch and a nice soak in the hot tub. The ship should be pulling out of port any minute now and we'll be on our way to Icy Strait ...

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secrets onboard the millenium

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Good morning from stateroom 7199. I'm looking out the back of the ship at a lot of very low hanging clouds. We are in a "family view" stateroom, which means that we have one of the largest decks of anybody onboard. It is perfect for this Alaskan cruise as ...

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dragonfly porn

Dragonfly Porn

Just messing around with a new lens at the lake.  I wish I had bought the 100-400 before going to Africa.  Anyway this must be dragonfly mating season.

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ok, this is silly, but i was playing around with the gopro yesterday to see if it would float, and the sunfish were just absolutely fascinated with it.  the captions came to me on my bike ride this morning.  i know, a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

OK, this is silly, but I was playing around with the GoPro yesterday to see if it would float, and the sunfish were just absolutely fascinated with it.  The captions came to me on my bike ride this morning.  I know, a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

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exhaustion

Its official folks, I'm ready to head home.  The ITiCSE conference is over.  The paper has been presented, I've been to a dozen or more sessions.  I'm tired.  I'd like to get something to eat, but all the restaurants in the area are not even open ...

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high security

Well, I'm through security.  Sitting in  Segafredo Zanetti, enjoying a very nice Israeli Chardonnay.  Everyone told me to get to Ben Gurion at least 3 hours before my flight so that I could get through the security process.  Now I understand why.  These people are serious about their security ...

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saying goodbye to namibia

Sitting in the lobby of the Hotel Safari this morning.  We've checked out and are just hanging here until about 11:00 before we head to the airport.  It seems like a lifetime ago that we checked in here, exhausted, and grubby after 39 hours of travel from the ...

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almost back to windhoek

Well, here we are on the B2 not 55km from Windhoek and the Safari Hotel.  Suddenly our coach makes a very bad noise and we begin to coast down the road.  Joey looks rather concerned.  We coast to a stop and pull over to the side of the road.  One ...

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a day in the dunes

It really does remind you of a scene out of Dune, and at times its like you are on another world.  The sand is so fine, but yet its not dusty, its clean.  This is the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world and home to the worlds largest ...

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