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Trinidad And Tobago Day Seven: Tropical Rainforests And Beaches A Morning Exploring The Remote Village Of Grande Riviere

If you want to escape the 21st century and go back in time Grande Riviere is the place for you.  Located on the remote northeastern shore of the island of Trinidad it has escaped the traffic, fast food and hectic pace of our modern times. After a remarkable morning of watching the leatherback turtles on…

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Back To The Gamelands, No Bears But Some Pretty Birds And Beautiful Scenery

I am really enjoying my hikes in  State Gamelands 119 and the surrounding Pinchot State Forest. Located in Dennison Township, Luzerne  County they are  only about a half hour ride from my home.  They  gave me the opportunity  to encounter the magnificent black bears that live there.I returned on Sunday morning.  This time I drove…

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Another Hike In Bear Country. Spectacular Views, Ticks And, Of Course, Bears.

I decided to return to the State Gamelands in Dennison Township, Luzerne County  Saturday morning. I wanted to explore a new area of these gamelands.  I hoped to see some wildlife including another bear or two. The previous Sunday I parked at the entrance near Penn Lake. This time I parked on Tunnel Road and…

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Trinidad And Tobago Day: Leatherback Turtles Laying Their Eggs; A 100 Million Year Old Ritual

Leatherback turtles are the largest species of turtle on our planet. They can weigh up to 2000 pounds and grow to over seven feet in length.  The male turtles never return to land once they enter the ocean  as a hatchling. They spend their entire  lives, some living over 100 years, roaming the oceans. .…

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Birds And Bears In The Gamelands Of Dennison Township

Cloudy skies greeted me when I woke up Sunday morning at my home in Northeastern Pennsylvania . I took my usual morning walk in my neighborhood. in Hazle Township.  I enjoyed he mild summer-like temperatures, the Spring flowers and the singing of the birds. After my walk, and a cup of coffee I decided to…

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Another Glorious Spring Day In Northeastern PA: A Hike In The PPL Wetlands

We finally got some sunshine on a Saturday here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Once again I decided to drive to the PPL Wetlands in Salem Township. I think it is like the Everglades of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I love the Everglades in Florida. It is so alive. You will always see some sort of critter, from alligators…

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Trinidad And Tobago Day Six: An Evening Walk In The Coastal Village Of Grande Riviere

It was late afternoon when I arrived in the quiet and scenic village of Grande Riviere. My driver, and owner of the hotel Piero showed me to my rustic and comfortable room . The Mt. Plaisir Estate Hotel is located on the beach and  my room had a  balcony overlooking the ocean.   I love hearing…

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There Is No Place Like Northeastern Pennsylvania In May : A Spring Walk In The PPL Wetlands

Rain and clouds were in the forecast again last Saturday.  However, when I awoke the skies were clearing. It looked like it was going to be a  nice day. .  It is beautiful everywhere in the month of  May in  the woodlands of Northeastern Pennsylvania.  So I had many options where t i could hike.…

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Trinidad And Tobago Day Six: A Scenic Drive To The Beautiful And Sleepy Coastal Village of Grand Riviere

I had arranged for a ride  for  my stay at the  Mt. Plaisir Estate Hotel in Grand Riviere on the remote northeast coast of Trinidad.  My driver arrived around 2 p.m. I soon learned that I was to have the honor to be driven to the hotel by its owner Piero Guerrini. He is also  famous…

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Trinidad And Tobago Day Six: Farewell To The Asa Wright Nature Center And Lodge

I awoke from another refreshing sleep on  my last day at the Asa Wright lodge. The cottages are  rustic and modestly furnished. There is no air conditioning. However, the overhead fan provides a nice breeze that made it pleasantly comfortable for sleeping. I really liked my little cottage. The birds again had me up before…

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