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Simply put,

I love carrying around a camera, and trying to get people to look into the lens.

Railay Beach, Thailand

Railay Bay Beach Club was a nice landing spot for about 10 days in April.  We had plenty of time to relax, eat Thai food, hang out with friends, and catch a few sunsets.  DSC0354 Railay Beach, Thailand Railay Beach “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”  Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds DSC0313 Railay Beach, Thailand Railay Beach DSC0263 Railay Beach, Thailand Railay Beach DSC0232 Railay Beach, Thailand Railay Beach “But I love your feet
only because they walked
upon the earth and upon
the wind and upon the waters,
until they found me.”
― Pablo NerudaDSC0218 Railay Beach, Thailand Railay Beach I hated to say good-bye…  It was every summer, every boat ride, every sunset. ― Jenny Han, It’s Not Summer Without You DSC0168 Railay Beach, Thailand Railay Beach DSC0157 Railay Beach, Thailand Railay Beach DSC0090 Railay Beach, Thailand Railay Beach DSC0080 Railay Beach, Thailand Railay Beach DSC0065 Railay Beach, Thailand Railay Beach “After you’re dead and buried and floating around whatever place we go to, what’s going to be your best memory of earth? What one moment for you defines what it’s like to be alive on this planet. What’s your takeaway? Fake yuppie experiences that you had to spend money on, like white water rafting or elephant rides in Thailand don’t count. I want to hear some small moment from your life that proves you’re really alive.”  ― Douglas Coupland, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture DSC0060 Railay Beach, Thailand Railay Beach DSC0009 Railay Beach, Thailand Railay Beach “In Thailand the customer is always wrong.” ― Grace G. Payge, A narrow escape from an ordinary life: A true story DSC00011 Railay Beach, Thailand Railay Beach

Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, Australia

Aptly named, Cradle Mountain was one of the highlights of our time in Tasmania.  The hiking in the national park is fabulous.  We hiked around the lake seen here, up to another lake called Crater Lake, and even summitted the mountain itself.

DSC9113 Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, Australia Cradle Mountain (Below) Leading up to the sunset, everything was overcast.  Then, as the angle of the sun dropped low enough, it just caught the edges of the clouds.  The color held for a minute, and then it was gone.  DSC9133hdr Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, Australia Cradle Mountain DSC9145hdr Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, Australia Cradle Mountain DSC9153 Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, Australia Cradle Mountain C

Binalong Bay, Tasmania

Binalong Bay is actually a small town located on the Bay of Fires.  Especially known for its bright orange lichen, locals proudly tell visitors that the lichen can only grow in the cleanest of air.  I believe it, Tasmania probably has some of the cleanest air in the world.

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Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Freycinet National Park is one of Tasmania’s most popular hiking and camping destinations.  Hikes range from lazy walks down to the beach, to multi-day treks.  We enjoyed a classic loop hike that provides a stunning view of Wineglass bay and follows the coast around the rest of the peninsula.

“Before we’d come to Tasmania, I’d seen pictures of Wineglass Bay – everyone has – with its pure white sand and a brilliant cerulean sea to rival any tropical island.  But you’ll notice it’s never shown with bikinied sunbakers, only with booted hikers lugging bulky backpacks.  Tasmania doesn’t offer up her beauty lightly.”  Freycinet by Melanie CalvertDSC9510 Freycinet National Park, Tasmania Wineglass Bay Freycinet (below) The Hazard Mountains  “The sunlight slowly begins to leach away…The last of the sun’s light erupts from behind the Hazards like a halo, and its pink and orange streaks  lend their glow to the luminous, shadowy water.  In the midst of this spectacular performance, the mountains sit eternally, and wait.”  Freycinet by Melanie CalvertDSC9565 Freycinet National Park, Tasmania Wineglass Bay Freycinet Wineglass Bay’s beach is tucked in just behind the Hazard Mountains.  Perfect sand, turquoise water and not a piece of litter make this one of my favorite beaches in the world.  I’d love to sail a boat in here and drop anchor some day.  DSC9536 Freycinet National Park, Tasmania Wineglass Bay Freycinet

Twelve Apostles / Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” ― F. Scott FitzgeraldDSC8985 Twelve Apostles / Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia 12 Apostles “Do you know how sometimes on very fine days the sun will shine with a particular intensity that makes the most mundane objects in the landscape glow with an unusual radiance, so that buildings and structures you normally pass without a glance suddenly become arresting, even beautiful? Well, they seem to have that light in Australia nearly all the time.” ― Bill Bryson DSC8952hdr Twelve Apostles / Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia 12 Apostles “Do the people in Australia call the rest of the world ‘Up Over’?” ― Steven Wright DSC8980 Twelve Apostles / Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia 12 Apostles DSC8991 Twelve Apostles / Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia 12 Apostles “Stop worrying about the world ending today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” ― Charles M. Schulz DSC8992 Twelve Apostles / Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia 12 Apostles DSC9000 Twelve Apostles / Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia 12 Apostles DSC9003 Twelve Apostles / Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia 12 Apostles

Friendly Beaches Reserve, Tasmania

Friendly Beaches Reserve has free camping.  We used the camping here as a base to explore the amazing Freycinet peninsula.  DSC9760 Friendly Beaches Reserve, Tasmania Friendly Beaches Reserve “I am one of the searchers. There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power, its unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty.” ― James Kavanaugh, There Are Men Too Gentle to Live Among Wolves DSC9752hdr Friendly Beaches Reserve, Tasmania Friendly Beaches Reserve DSC9657hdr Friendly Beaches Reserve, Tasmania Friendly Beaches Reserve We are so careful not to touch, although once upon a time, I slept plastered to him in our bed, like lichen on a rock. ― Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home DSC9647 9 adjust Friendly Beaches Reserve, Tasmania Friendly Beaches Reserve DSC9591 2 adjust Friendly Beaches Reserve, Tasmania Friendly Beaches Reserve DSC9588 90 adjust Friendly Beaches Reserve, Tasmania Friendly Beaches Reserve DSC9571 Friendly Beaches Reserve, Tasmania Friendly Beaches Reserve

Tessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania

Tessellated Pavement is a naturally occurring rock formation which is also a favorite with photographers traveling Tasmania’s Southeastern coast.  Anne and I illegally camped in the parking lot so I could get up before sunrise and take photos.

Tessellate – to form of small squares or blocks, as floors or pavements; form or arrange in a checkered or mosaic pattern.

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DSC9842hdr Tessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania Tessellated Pavement Fortescue Bay Cape Huay DSC9837hdr Tessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania Tessellated Pavement Fortescue Bay Cape Huay Cape Huay is a hike that starts at crescent-shaped Fortescue Bay.  The 1/2 day hike rewarded us with views of the bay and inestimable drops along the Cape.

DSC9793 Tessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania Tessellated Pavement Fortescue Bay Cape Huay You know that feeling you get when you’re standing in a high place… that sudden urge to jump?… I don’t have it.  -Jack Sparrow

It is merely the idea of what would be our sensations during the sweeping precipitancy of a fall from such a height. And this fall—this rushing annihilation—for the very reason that it involves that one most ghastly and loathsome of all the most ghastly and loathsome images of death and suffering which have ever presented themselves to our imagination—for this very cause do we now the most vividly desire it. -Edgar Allen Poet1 Tessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania Tessellated Pavement Fortescue Bay Cape Huay

Bhutan

For a long time, Bhutan held the #1 spot on my travel wish list.  Now the #1 spot belongs to the Azores, with the #2 spot being Yemen.DSC7709 Bhutan DSC7749 Bhutan DSC7750 Bhutan DSC7834 Bhutan DSC7931 Bhutan DSC7939 Bhutan DSC8000 Bhutan DSC8003 Bhutan DSC8042 Bhutan DSC8068 Bhutan DSC8077 Bhutan DSC8129 Bhutan DSC8172 Bhutan DSC8219 Bhutan DSC8231 Bhutan DSC8250 Bhutan DSC8282 Bhutan DSC8285 Bhutan DSC8290 Bhutan DSC8306 Bhutan DSC8350 Bhutan DSC8392 Bhutan DSC8399 Bhutan DSC8416 Bhutan DSC8428 Bhutan DSC8445 Bhutan DSC8466 Bhutan DSC8544 Bhutan DSC8554 Bhutan DSC8561 Bhutan DSC8589 Bhutan DSC8625 Bhutan DSC8686 Bhutan DSC8693 Bhutan DSC8747 Bhutan DSC8845 Bhutan DSC8850 Bhutan DSC8877 Bhutan DSC8882 Bhutan tigers nest Bhutan

Sri Lanka – Mulkirigala and Wewurukannala

Near Tangalle are several large temples.  They are worth a look, if you have time.

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Sri Lanka – Tangalle

You should go to Tangalle!  Stay at Coco Tangalla (link).  If I remember, the chef worked in a 5-star hotel in Dubai, then some resort in the Maldives, now here.  They bring in fresh food every day, and make it just for you.  They love it, if you ask for a complimentary cooking lesson.  If you get bored, they’ll call a guy with a scooter to take you to the local sights.  DSC6651 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6357 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6359 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6459 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6464 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6467 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6471 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6473 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6478 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6485 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6488 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6500 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6517 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6530 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6541 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6544 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6601 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6603 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6609 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6622 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle