Monthly Archives: January 2015

Reflecting on the past year

It is important to reflect on the last year

As we start the new year, I think it is a good exercise to stop for a few minutes and think about this past year. I´ve been very fortunate in 2014. After an extended trip late in 2013, I decided to stay close to home in 2014. Even though I did not travel anywhere, I was fortunate to have a large collection of images. Processing these images transported me to many of the beautiful countries and places where I met so many interesting people. I hope that 2015 brings me more travel and adventures. Some new camera gear is also on the list. Work and other changes kept me from looking after my blog in 2014. I was fortunate to have so many friends all over the world. The statistical review at the end of the year reveals that besides the USA, the blog has many visitors from countries like Spain, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, and the Netherlands among many others. I want to thank everyone of you who took the time to read and comment on my blog. I hope you enjoyed your holidays and best wishes for 2015! Many of us will prepare a long list of resolutions for the new year. One of my personal objectives for this year is to spend more time on the water. I have already started working on it.

Es importante reflexionar y proponerse nuevas metas

Antes de comenzar el año nuevo me gustaría reflexionar sobre todo lo ocurrido en el 2014.
Fue un año duro con mucho trabajo y muchos cambios que no siempre me permitieron dedicarle mucho tiempo a mi blog.  Aunque físicamente no viajé a ningun sitio, pude contar con una gran colección de imágenes que virtualmente me transportaban a muchos de los sitios de mis viajes anteriores donde conocí tanta gente interesante.  Es increíble pero todavía tengo muchas fotos mas para procesar. Aunque publiqué mucho menos entradas, el blog ha crecido mucho.  Las estadisticas parecen indicar que ademas de USA tengo muchos visitantes de paises como España, UK, Francia, Alemania, Italia, y Australia, y los Paises Bajos.  Espero que sea así de verdad. Quiero agradecerles a todos los que tomaron unos minutos para leer y comentar en el blog.  Espero que todo ande bien y que el 2015 les traiga mucha paz, alegría, y muchos viajes mas. Ya pronto preparamos nuestras resoluciones para el año nuevo. Uno de los objetivos es el pasar mas tiempo en el agua. Por lo visto ya estoy trabajando en eso.

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Winter is shaping up to be a bit warm

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More walks on the beach should be one of your objectives for the new year

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Warm blue water comes very close to shore

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Watch out for these jellyfish

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This Portuguese Man O’War can inflict a painful sting

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This channel may seem tranquil right now but navigating thru it can be very tricky sometimes

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Waves crashing at Blowing Rocks shoot up thru the rock crevices

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A new day brings great expectations