It’s been half a decade since we went cruising on the inside passage to Alaska’s port cities. It was August 24, 2013 when the Norwegian Pearl left the dock at Seattle and headed north for our Alaskan adventure. In less than 60 days, we will again be on an NCL ship, this time headed south from Los Angeles toward the Panama Canal. Continue reading
For this week’s photo challenge, Krista Stevens asks that we consider the term “pedestrian” in all of its contexts. I chose the literal interpretation, allowing me to share a glimpse of street photography, something that I am not particularly good at. You can read Krista’s entire challenge post, and see a beautiful view of the Red River at Winnipeg here. Continue reading
This week, Ben Huberman asks us to “share an image that sends chaos packing (neatly).” I immediately remembered a visit to Mexico awhile back where I captured some shots of vegetable markets. The colorful displays are, of obvious necessity, displayed neatly stacked and ready for customer inspection. You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading
Somewhere in Latin America.
This week, Michelle W. asks us to share an image that brings out the Fun! in life. You can read the entire challenge post here. Of course, virtually all of my pics were taken for the fun of it, however in this sampling, I chose to select some photos of fun activities. The photo above features a clown that hopped on our horse-drawn carriage and whistled his way to a photo and a tip. The story of our day trip to Cartagena, Colombia can be found here. Continue reading
This week, Michelle W. asks us to share our joy at the end of another week by asking us to define “jubilant” with our images. You can read the entire challenge post here. What better way to feature the term ‘jubilant’ with a joyful and exultant celebration similar to Mardi Gras. Continue reading
Today’s Cellpic Sunday celebrates Valentine’s Day. One year ago today, my wife, Lynn and I arrived in Mazatlan to help our daughter-in-law’s parents celebrate their 40th anniversary. Continue reading
Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
As I mentioned in an earlier post here, getting where you need to go is an inexpensive process in the unique Pulmonia taxi. Continue reading
Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
One of the big attractions for visitors to Mazatlán is the long expanse of public beach. Oh yes, there are private beaches in the area, but all along the Zona Dorada (Golden Zone), the beach is open and accessible to all. Continue reading
Two pulmonia taxis await passengers in front of a resort.
Mazatlan, Sinaloa Mexico
Travelers to Mazatlan have several options for getting around the city… this post focuses on two forms of taxi that are unique to the Pearl of the Pacific. Continue reading
Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
When someone mentions Carnival, I think of the pre-Lenten celebration in Rio de Janeiro. The celebration can be traced back to ancient times. Eventually the Catholic Church adapted the celebration leading to Ash Wednesday, after which, the penitent Catholic could spend 40 days in prayer and sacrifice. Continue reading