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A Late October Hike On The Greater Hazleton Rail To Trails.

October, as described by the poet Henry Ward Beecher ,”… is the opal month of the year . It is the month of glory, of ripeness.   It is the picture-month.”.  I found this to be true on a couple hikes on my local Rails to Trails a couple of weeks ago, before the cold and…

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November Sunshine At The PPL Wetlands.

November means shorter  days and colder temperatures  here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. And it has been cold. We  had some near record breaking temperatures this past week. It has been a few weeks since I visited the PPL Wetlands in Salem Township so I decided to  hike there  on Saturday. I wanted to see how the…

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Autumn Beauty In My Back Yard. A Saturday Walk At Community Park

Autumn arrived late this year here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Some year the leaves have all fallen and there has already been snow on the ground. Not this year. We had a few cool nights but, so far, our Autumn weather has been mild. And so the leaves on the trees are just now achieving their…

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Tanzania Day Five: Zanzibar: A Sunrise Walk To The Village of Nungwi

I finally got some sleep on my third night on Island of  Zanzibar. I was up early and wanted to explore more of the island. I  began my walk from the  La Gemma dell’Est  at sunrise. I left the resort and walked the access road to the main highway that led to Nungwi, a fishing village on…

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Tanzania Day Four. Zanzibar: Afternoon Visit To A Spice Plantation And A Beautiful Sunset

After leaving my informative visit to  Stone Town my scheduled tours for the day were over. However, I was on the famous Spice Island and I wanted to see a spice farm. Cholo, my tour coordinator from Zanzibar Cholo Tours and Safaris quickly arranged a tour for me. The rain ended as we drove through…

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Back Home In Northeastern Pennsylvania, Where Nature Is Putting On A Show

It was a wonderful two weeks, as I  had the opportunity to explore  the beauty of Africa again. It was my fourth visit to the Dark Continent.  Tanzania is a remarkable country.  Hopefully  I will get to some more blog posts from my visit soon.  It is  also great to back to my home in…

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Stone Town: Tanzania Day Four: Zanzibar: So Much History, Good And Bad.

Once again I tried, and failed,  to keep my blog posts current while I traveled. I am now sitting in the lobby of the Planet Airport hotel as I try to recollect the past two weeks and write this blog post. So much to see and do. But I have uploaded  many photos in my…

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Tanzania Day Three: Zanzibar: Nungwi: Exploring The Neighborhood.

As is often the case,  I did not sleep well after my long day of travel. The malaria medication and time change kept me up most of my first night in Zanzibar. So it was 8 a.m. when I awoke. This is way to late when I am on vacation. I quickly grabbed my camera…

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Tanzania: Day One. Travel To Zanzibar. September 28 2019

I love to travel. Once again I am blessed to be writing about, and sharing, another adventure.  But  I know as well as anyone that no one is guaranteed a day of the precious gift we call life.   I write these words in Terminal B at the Newark International Airport.  The stress and anxiety of my…

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The Last Day Of Summer At The PPL Wetlands

It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating the Summer solstice and the first day of Summer. As always, for me anyway, both Spring and Summer seem to pass way too quickly.  I love the life they bring and I enjoy experiencing it everyday. The cold,  dark and lifeless  months of late Fall and Winter…

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