The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 10: Wat Plai Laem

Join Thor and me as your virtual vacation continues with our last stop on the island of Koh Samui — the mind-boggling temple complex of Wat Plai Laem. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 9: Around Koh Samui

Join Thor and me as we continue our quest Seeking Clarity in tropic realms with great snorkeling. Koh Samui didn’t fit the bill, but was a fascinating destination. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer: Mountain Carpe Diem

Join Thor, Bear dog, and me as we escape the “2020 blues” to soak up the last beautiful days of summer in our Pacific Northwest mountains. “But at my back I always hear Time’s wingèd chariot hurrying near;” These days … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to the Mountains, Take Two

Thor, Bear dog, and I celebrate our beautiful Mount Baker Wilderness, and send best wishes to the those fighting the terrible wild fires burning our U.S. West. 2020 continues its ravages on so many levels, but there is still so … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Rerun: Goat Mountain Hike, 2018

As the U.S. West is on fire and our mountains obscured by smoke, here’s a reminder that many wilderness hikes are still there, waiting or recovering. Here’s another favorite hike in the Mount Baker Wilderness in NW Washington. I plan … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Rerun: Chain Lakes Hike, 2018

As the U.S. West is on fire and our mountains obscured by smoke, here’s a reminder that many wilderness hikes are still there, waiting or recovering. Here’s a favorite below Mt. Baker in NW Washington. I plan to return soon … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 8: Angthong Marine Park

Join Thor and me as we take a cruise from Koh Samui to the stunning islands and clear blue sea of the national marine park. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 7: Koh Samui Arrival

Thor and and I arrive on Koh Samui to sample the island life. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand.  We were lucky to squeak … 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 is the year of Life, Interrupted for all of us, what with the COVID-19 upheavals and more. Knowing I had … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 6: Farewell to Bangkok

Join Thor and me for a last ramble around Bangkok — the snake farm and Wat Pho. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand.  We … Continue reading

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