Valsörarna Lighthouse – Kvarken World Heritage Site – Finland

There is a little island out in the middle of the Gulf of Bothnia that feels like it is a thousand miles from anywhere. The mainland to the east is just out of view behind the curve of the Earth or perhaps behind a thin bank of clouds laying just above the horizon. West, towards […]

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The Sister Moon Eco-Lodge on Isla Grande, Panama

Ten minutes across some pretty rough waters from the Panamanian village of La Guaira, we found ourselves kindly deposited on the Caribbean island of Isla Grande.  The boat pilot didn’t want to take on the larger waves near the reef to the northwest and so we had to walk the ten minutes along the rim […]

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Panama’s Atlantic Coast – My Shot of the Day – January 15, 2013

At the top of the island of Isla Grande Colon the French built a lighthouse in 1893. De Lesseps meant the lighthouse to be one of the guiding markers to help ships find the canal and his partner Gustave Eiffel designed the origional lamp for the structure. Now it is a rusting hulk full of […]

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Losing My Venetian Codega

The irritating little Spaniard followed me onto the traghetto near dawn and we crossed the Grand Canal to the markets at Rialto. “I’m like your codega, amigo!” He told me again. “You know, I really don’t want you following me around again today.” In Venice Italy the codega was a professional guide, an escort, protector, guide […]

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The Best Photo Opportunities in Havana, Cuba

Cuba is a gorgeous island in the northern Caribbean Sea where the Gulf of Mexico meets the Atlantic Ocean. If you’ve booked holidays to Cuba and are flying into José Martí International Airport outside Havana, one of the most important things to pack is your camera, and one of the best ways to get to […]

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My Shot of the Day: Helsinki Skyline. Finland.

Helsinki The skyline of Helsinki Finland and the Baltic Sea beyond on March 12, 2012. Taken from the Atelje Bar on top of Hotel Torni just after sunset. ISO 100, f/7.1, 4.0s I spent the day recovering from the last few weeks of the crazy.  I took a long walk, visited the old neighborhood, went […]

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Finland’s Kvarken Archipelago

The m/s Tiira leaves several times a day from the dock in Vasa. The small tour boat holds about thirty and most tend to be Finns. There are the older women’s groups on their weekly excursion, the small families out to see a few birds, a romantic couple or two and, of course, those looking […]

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Two Images. Haiti and Norway

The top image is from Ouanga Bay, Haiti showing fishermen heading out at dusk. I circled the camera lense with a napkin. The lower image is from a fish store in Bodo, Norway and is of a very large, dried fish-head in a glass counter.

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My Shot of the Day: Tonight’s Sunset in Vasa. Finland

My final days in Finland for this year. I’ve spent time with great friends and met some new, wonderful people. And I’ve seen even more of this great place. I cant wait to come back.

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My Shot of the Day: Swimming At Hietasaari. Vasa. Finland.

Suomen Suvi – Sweet Summer in Finland

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The R/S Faros at Midnight. Vasa. Finland.

I walk the rooms of the flat in the depth of night when a soft breeze spreads the curtains over the kitchen table and around the edge of the cheap blue couches. But it is not so deep.  The light is pink and soft.  There is a midnight plant that smells like a clean laundry detergent and its […]

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My Shot of the Day: Midnight Fishing. Central Finland

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