The Stanley Norman susannecoates Sat, 07/07/2018 - 16:45
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Onboard Sérénité, Back Creek, Annapolis MD, United States North America

The Stanley Norman one of the 35 surviving traditional Chesapeake Bay skipjacks and a member of the last commercial sailing fleet in the United States. Out of a fleet of hundreds of skipjacks that worked Bay waters in the early years of the 20th century, today only this small number remain to carry on the tradition of working sail. STANLEY NORMAN is of interest as being one of the older skipjacks still dredging in the Chesapeake fleet. She was built in 1902 in Salisbury, Maryland, following traditional Bay-area design and construction methods.

Fort Lauderdale to the Marquesas Keys

The Conch Republic and Beyond!
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Mallory Square, Key West, Florida, United States, North America
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Fort Lauderdale From the Air
Fort Lauderdale at night from the air

Saturday, 2017 March 18

Ahhh spontaneity... well... that, Spring Break and the fact that my friend Ralph had been waylaid by minor mechanical issues and was still in the US.

Fort Miles

Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, Delaware.

FT Miles
View of Fort Miles from one of several fire control towers. The towers were manned by spotters who relayed location information back to the command post for the purpose of directing artillery fire at approaching enemy ships.


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The Ruins of Ancient Washington DC
Hiking and History in Rock Creek Park
Anonymous (not verified) Sun, 06/29/2014 - 19:23
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Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, United States
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I was hiking today in Rock Creek Park and near the end of the outing I happened upon vine-covered stone buildings in the forest that, upon first sight, reminded me of ancient ruins I have seen in my visits to Mexico and parts of Central America. Upon closer examination I discovered they were not buildings at all but haphazardly stacked, large blocks of sandstone and marble. Many of the blocks had what must have once been exquisitely carved features, but are now severely weathered. I marked the location on my GPS and pulled out my camera and began photographing the "ruins."