Other Adventures

ShareTweet Today was the day to finally explore and photograph the Oregon Dunes National Monument.  The Oregon Dunes National Monument turned out to be a long stretch of sand dunes with state, county and national parks lands all bunched together. There didn’t seem to be one central location for information or even a starting point […]

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ShareTweet Last night when driving north toward the Oregon Sand Dunes there were no rest stops at which to spend the night.  I eventually pulled into the Bullards Beach State Park to spend the night.  It was late enough and the weather had been wet enough that I was not going to setup a tent, […]

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ShareTweet After a shower and a good night sleep at The Bottomless Lakes Campground in New Mexico the sun came up early blazing through the tent as usual.  Since showers had been scarce recently another one was taken in the morning.  It would be nice if the water in the shower could just be turned […]

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ShareTweet After deciding to stay a second night and camp at Seminole Canyon State Park in Texas to be able to go on the Fate Bell Cave Shelter Tour the day started early when the sun came up and started to warm the tent.  The Fate Bell Cave Tour was scheduled to start at 10am […]

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ShareTweet A fairly good night of sleep was finally had while camping at Seminole Canyon State Park last night.  The winds kicked up for much of the night and blew the tent around a little bit and a little bit of rain sounded like it fell last night.  It must have only been for a […]

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ShareTweet After 9 days at the Beachcomber Inn on Galveston Island the time finally came to check out and move on.  The bill was a little bit of an unpleasant surprise.  The hotel does offer “weekly” rates and 9 days should qualify as more than a week.  Apparently unless you tell them in advance you […]

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ShareTweet After a day at the Bolivar Flats and the Anahuac Wildlife Refuge yesterday that didn’t yield much in the way of bird photos, today the decision was to stick closer to the Beachcomber Inn and on Galveston Island.  The first stop would be Galveston Island State Park and the second and final stop of […]

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ShareTweet After staying on Galveston Island for all birding activities so far the time came to venture a little farther away and see what birds might be lurking on Bolivar Flats (supposed to be one of THE most important for migratory birds) and the Anahuac Wildlife Refuge.  The total round trip drive was close to […]

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ShareTweet Birding on Galveston Island, Texas has so far yielded lots of good shots of a wide variety of birds including Black Skimmers, Oyster Catchers, Snowy Egrets, Reddish Egrets, Pelicans, and Little Blue Herons.  When it comes to the most and largest variety of birds on Galveston Island, the east end of he Island has […]

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ShareTweet After good nights sleep at the Beachcomber Inn on Galveston Island another day or birding in Galveston was in store for the day.  Today the plan was to head back down to Galveston Island State Park and then head a little bit further down to the west end of Galveston Island to the area […]

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