The Rambling Writer’s Hawaii, part 1: Snorkeling the Big Island

Join Thor and me as we return to the Big Island and renew acquaintance with our favorite snorkel site and fishy friends. NOTE: Listening to my doc’s concerns, and considering the complications of multi-destination European travel during the pandemic surge … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Hawaii: Return to the Big Island, part 1

Thor and I returned to the Big Island, Hawaii, to enjoy some snorkeling and sunshine before gloomy gray winter descends on our Pacific Northwest. Listening to my doc’s concerns, and considering the complications of multi-destination European travel during the pandemic … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 21: Farewell to Cinque Terre

Your Virtual Italy Vacation continues as Thor and I take a last ramble around the cliff-hugging villages and rugged coastline of Cinque Terre. NOTE: Since European travel is still a no-go with the pandemic continuing, I’m continuing my blog series … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 20: Cinque Terre’s Path of Love

Your Italy retro Virtual Vacation continues as Thor and I walk the path between Cinque Terre villages and take some beach time. NOTE: Since European travel is still a no-go with the pandemic continuing, I’m continuing my blog series offering … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer at Deception Pass

Join Thor, Bear dog, and me as we hike from Rosario Beach to Deception Pass Bridge in Northwest Washington. This has been another year of Life, Interrupted for all of us, what with the COVID-19 upheavals continuing, and more. At … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 19: Cinque Terre’s Sentiero Azzurro to Vernazza

Your retro Virtual Italy Vacation continues our hike along the cliffside “Blue Path” to Vernazza, site of disastrous 2011 mudslides. NOTE: Since European travel is still a no-go with the pandemic continuing, I’m continuing my blog series offering a virtual … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 18: Hiking Cinque Terre’s Sentiero Azzurro

Your retro Virtual Italy Vacation continues as Thor and I hike the rugged coastal trail between Cinque Terre villages clinging to the cliffs. NOTE: Since European travel is still a no-go with the pandemic continuing to surge, I’m continuing my … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 17: Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre

Your virtual Italy vacation continues as Thor and I take the train from Florence and settle in among the villages clinging to the cliffs of Cinque Terre. NOTE: Since European travel is still a no-go with the pandemic continuing, I’m … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Hikes the Chain Lakes Trail

Join Thor, Bear dog, and me for a cloudy hike on the skirts of Mt. Baker/Koma Kulshan. NOTE: I’ll continue my Virtual Italy Vacation series next week, with occasional interruptions in upcoming weeks for outdoor adventures in our beautiful Pacific … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 16: Farewell to Florence

Your Virtual Italy Vacation continues as Thor and I visit a last few sites of artistic splendor in Florence, before boarding a train to our next stop. NOTE: Since European travel is still tenuous with the pandemic surging again, I’m … Continue reading

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