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Inside Passage Magic

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Chile’s West coast is lined with islands towering over the channel between them.  I awoke at sunrise and took the first few photos from my stateroom.  At higher elevations there were glaciers.


Sunrise on the Inside Passage

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Chile’s West coast is lined with islands towering over the channel between them.  I awoke at sunrise and took the first few photos from my stateroom.  At higher elevations there were glaciers.


Views of Maui

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Just some of the typical sights on Maui, provided you are looking in the right direction.

 


Birding on Brays Bayou

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Nikon recently started shipping a 200-500mm f/5.6 telephoto zoom lens.  The big news is it sells for only $1396 and has better image quality at the long end than their 80-400 zoom.  These were taken at nearby Brays Bayou.  This same drainage ditch overflowed in May of 2015 flooding thousands of homes, including mine.  It took 6 months to put my house back together.


Haleakala

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10 Photos in This Gallery, the pano is 2,000 px wide.

From sea level to 10,000 feet (3,000 M) it takes about an  hour of driving to get to this magnificent view at the highest point on Maui.

 


Lake Chelan and the North Cascades

North Cascades

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I took 8 AM ferry from San Juan Island to Anacortes and proceeded East on Highway 20 through the North Cascades.  The day would end at an overpriced motel in Chelan.  Most tourists in the area were from Washington State.

The main attraction in Lake Chelan is a boat that crosses the lake each day.  It passes first by lakeside homes, then through a long completely undeveloped area finally arriving at Stehkin, a settlement accessible only by boat or air.  Along the way there were sightings of mountain goats, deer and forest fires.  The night was spent in Leavenworth, a town decorated to look like a Bavarian village.


San Juan Island II

Against the Wind

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On the second morning I went off in a Southwesterly direction and continued around the island on the West side eventually reaching Roche Harbor.


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