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Patagonia, part 0

Dan B. and I took a trip to South America a few weeks ago. Here are the photos from Mexico City, where I stayed overnight and for one afternoon in transit, and also the flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas, Chile. The volcano Ixtlazihuatl. Or Iztaccihuatl? Wikipedia gives one spelling; the highway signs another. In any case, it is the third-highest peak in Mexico, at 17160 feet. The peak appeared [...]

By |2018-01-13T18:27:57-05:00December 12th, 2012|Argentina, Chile, Estado de Mexico, Mexico City|6 Comments

Alaska and Washington, Sept. 2012 part IV

The last part of our northwest trip. These are all from Washington; primarily the Bellingham area. The only state-named shield we found north of Seattle. It’s in Bellingham. Smoky sunset in Bellingham. Fires in the Ellensburg, about 150 miles to the southwest. The smoke yields some unusually deep colors. Rocket Donuts in downtown Bellingham features this rocket in front of the building. A 1950s Chevrolet sits rusting by the side [...]

By |2018-01-13T18:39:30-05:00October 30th, 2012|Interstate Highways, U. S. Highways, Washington, Weather|3 Comments

Alaska and Washington, Sept. 2012 part III

Moose in the morning. The leaves are changing color. This – and the 1 mile advance sign just to the north – are the only button copy signs I know of in Alaska. Heading back down to Anchorage. I made this photo black and white because there just wasn’t all that much color to begin with! […]

By |2018-01-13T18:45:07-05:00October 25th, 2012|Alaska, Weather|1 Comment

Alaska and Washington, Sept. 2012 part II

After the Arctic Circle, we head south and then west to Manley Hot Springs, before returning to Anchorage. The Dalton Highway is numbered 11 – but there are very few signs for it. Ducking between clouds for sunset. And here’s the northern lights, from Manley Hot Springs! […]

By |2018-01-13T18:47:06-05:00October 18th, 2012|Alaska, Weather|1 Comment

Alaska and Washington, Sept. 2012 part I

Interrupting the Mexico photos, we now bring you a week-long trip in two stages: several days driving all over Alaska, and several in Washington. This first batch is the flight to Anchorage, and an attempt to drive the Dalton Highway all the way up to the Arctic Ocean at Deadhorse. How far will we make it? Fjords of British Columbia, as seen from a Seattle to Anchorage flight. Typical Dalton [...]

By |2018-01-13T18:48:41-05:00October 3rd, 2012|Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Weather|3 Comments

Sonora Part II

We continue on our Sonora trip, heading south into the mountains to the towns of Nazocari and Hermosillo. Highway 14 across the mountains in the evening. What is going on in this photo? Read on to find out! […]

By |2018-01-13T18:50:00-05:00August 1st, 2012|Sonora|3 Comments

Sonora part I

A weekend trip to Chihuahua, Sonora, and Baja California, Mexico – concentrating primarily on some mountain drives in Sonora. Here is the first part: a quick nighttime dash from San Diego to Columbus, NM, then crossing over to Palomas, Chih., then heading west and south to Hermosillo, Sonora. Not actually in Mexico. here is an Arizona sunrise, somewhere around Benson. Some clouds over a Sonora mountain landscape. […]

By |2018-01-13T18:51:22-05:00August 1st, 2012|Arizona, Chihuahua, New Mexico, Sonora|8 Comments

Baja California, June 2011

A brief dash down to Baja California last weekend, made even briefer through mechanical difficulties. Ian B and I were going to drive down to San Quintin, spend the night, and drive back the next day. Since we were ahead of schedule, we decided to drive up to Sierra San Pedro Martir national park, which contains Picacho del Diablo, the highest mountain in Mexico. The mountain is 10157 feet, and [...]

By |2018-01-13T18:56:42-05:00June 22nd, 2012|Baja California, California, Interstate Highways|3 Comments

the last Reichsautobahn

Some photos from Germany and Poland, from November of last year. The road between Cottbus, Germany, and Legnica, Poland, numbered A15 in Germany and 18 in Poland, has some segments which have not been touched since the original construction in 1938! The German road. This was expanded to two carriageways in the 1990s, and at the same time received a lot of modernization. It can be driven at typical Autobahn [...]

By |2018-01-13T18:58:33-05:00June 7th, 2012|Germany, Poland|3 Comments
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