Category Archive: swimming

Juno Beach

The next day was sunny and warm and it seemed like a perfect day to spend lounging on the beach. Juno Beach was a delightful combination of soft white sand, warm aquamarine water,… Continue reading

San Diego, Part 1: The Beaches

My first stop on the California coast was San Diego and I did not want to leave. The weather was perfect, the water warm, the beaches free, the palm trees plentiful, the sunsets… Continue reading

Monument Valley Drive By and Lake Powell

Monument Valley, a Navajo Tribal Park, is a cluster a sandstone buttes that have appeared in numerous films and an array of still photographs, making them very recognizable. I drove in from the… Continue reading

The Great Salt Lake and Arrival in Capitol Reef National Park

After two weeks of travelling with my friend Rachel I now have even more to catch everybody up on. We visited five national parks and made several other interesting stops along the way… Continue reading

Snake River Canyon and Shoshone Falls

My next scheduled stop was Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls, Idaho but I paused in order to soak up the views after crossing the Perrine Memorial Bridge, which spans the mighty Snake River… Continue reading

Detroit Lake, a Lovely Blend of Blue and Green

After leaving Newberry National Volcanic Monument I headed northwest along Route 22 and happily came upon a lovely lake. Situated 45 miles southeast of Salem, Detroit Lake boasts aquamarine waters and abundant plant… Continue reading

Crater Lake National Park. Or, How Many Pictures Can You Take of the Same Lake?

Answer: A lot. Especially when it’s this beautiful. After spending a few days on the gorgeous Oregon coast, I somewhat reluctantly drove inland towards Crater Lake National Park. Crater Lake is a 2,000… Continue reading

Olympic National Park, Part 1: Beaches and Swimming

Looking for snow-capped mountains, temperate rainforest, and cliffs overlooking wild surf? May I recommend Olympic National Park? Located in northwest Washington State, Olympic features the Olympic Mountain range complete with glaciers, the Hoh… Continue reading

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park was truly spectacular, a masterpiece of thick green forest, ice capped mountains, and vibrant blue and green water. Unlike Yellowstone or Grand Teton, Glacier remains mostly untamed and inaccessible by… Continue reading

Yellowstone, Part 3: Waterfalls

Yellowstone was no less rich in waterfalls and beautiful rivers. We saw two of the largest waterfalls in the park, Upper Falls and Lower Falls on the Yellowstone River as well as Mystic… Continue reading