Archive for April 2017
No Snow, But Not Much Spring Either At The Lehigh Canal In Weissport.
Many of the trails near my home in Hazle Township, located in the higher elevations of Northeastern Pennsylvania, still had a lot of snow cover last Sunday. So, I decided to head south and the lower elevations of the Lehigh Canal in Weissport, Carbon County. There is a lot of history in this area, from…Read More
Spring Returns To The PPL Wetlands, And With Many Birds That Left Us Last Fall.
The melting snow and recent heavy rains caused the local streams, creeks and river to swell here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I wanted to take a look at the Susquehanna River at the PPL Wetlands , thinking the high waters may attract some of the migrating water fowl that pass through, or settle to nest, in…Read More
Poland Day Seven- Friday April 14: Krakow To Czestochowa. A Very Emotional Visit to the Black Madonna, Queen Of Poland.
I finally had some time to post some thoughts and photographs from my trip here in Poland. I can’t believe it is almost a week now. A week of pure joy and wonder , visiting the homeland of my paternal grandparents. And it was a very special day for me today , some of…Read More
Poland Day Eight: Saturday April 15 : A Morning Walk Through Not So Boring Czestochowa.
I awoke refreshed this morning , having had another good night sleep. It took me a few days too adjust to the time change but looks like I have done it. It was overcast and cool when I left my hotel next to the Monastery for a hike to again explore the maligned city of…Read More
Poland: The Journey Begins. A Return To The Land Of My Father’s Parents.
Anyone who follows my blog will know it is obvious I love to travel. Whether it is to the ocean, the mountains, a foreign country on a far off continent or a small neighboring town I love to look for anything, flora, fauna, scenery or history, I can find on my adventures. Well this…Read More
Poland: The Journey Begins. A Return To The Land Of My Father's Parents.
Poland: Day Two : Getting Acquainted With Beautiful And Historic Krakow.
After leaving the airport, and being a little tired from the long flight, I decided to take a taxi to my hotel, rather than lug my luggage to the train station. My driver spoke no English but, after a few mispronunciations by me, he finally understood the name of my hotel, the Hotel Grodek in…Read More
Poland Day Three: A Beautiful Morning Walk , And A Then A Visit To Some Of Krakow Unpleasant Past
As is often the case, I did not sleep well my first night in Poland. Jet lag is real and it takes a few days to adjust to the new time change. This, however, didn’t stop me from waking up at dawn to begin discovering more of the history and beauty of Krakow. It was…Read More
Poland Day Three: The Exploration Of Krakow Continues. So Many Beautiful Churches.
After spending some time reflecting outside the Schindler factory I decided to walk back to my hotel. The mid April sun was shining in the clear blue skies and the temperatures now warmed up into the uppers 60’s making for perfect walking weather. It seemed a lot of the folks in Krakow agreed. There were…Read More
Spring Sure Has Sprung At The PPL Wetlands
I loved my recent trip to Poland, but it has now been almost a month since I last visited one of my favorite hiking grounds, the PPL Wetlands and Riverlands in Salem Township. And I sure missed so much. We were having some cold weather in March when I last visited and the wetlands looked…Read More