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Columbia River

Glimpses of the Columbia River The mighty Columbia River begins in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada then flows south through Washington State and then west along the border with Oregon State. The river is a great place to … Continue reading

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Ottawa River

Power of the Ottawa River   The Ottawa River has powered industry long before the electric motor and generator were invented. Currently the water passes through 12 generating stations (dams) before reaching the atlantic Ocean. This year the water levels … Continue reading

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1-5-0-Canada

Canada celebrates 150 year birthday On the first of July, 2017 Canada celebrated its 150 year anniversary of becoming a commonwealth of Provinces. People from small towns and large cities gathered together in their communities to celebrate. Some came in … Continue reading

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Kaohsiung Stadium

Kaohsiung Stadium and Fokuangshan Monastery The Stadium was built for the 2009  World games. The roof is made of 8800 solar power panels making it the largest solar-powered stadium in the world. The panels also provide the shade and collect … Continue reading

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Fo Guang Shan Museum

Fo Guang Shan Museum In Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Buddhist Temples are common. A museum has been created to showcase the Buddhist Culture. Elephants and Lions are a prominent theme. On the other side of the entrance is a courtyard with many … Continue reading

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Kaohsiung Lotus Pond

Kaohsiung Lotus Pond

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Rabaul

Rabaul is a small town in Papua New Guinea. It once was a thriving city on the edge of a volcanic caldera in the northern part of the country in an area called New Britain. It is at the junction … Continue reading

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Cairns, Queensland, Australia Cairns is a beautiful little city that is making the best of the waterfront harbor.  When we arrived at dawn, they had reserved a space at the dock for us next to the Crystal Symphony, a ship … Continue reading

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Gibraltar city

Gibraltar City Tour Almost every port has a bus tour of the city. In this case it is the whole country, but it can still be done in an afternoon. You will notice sometimes it is raining and sometimes it … Continue reading

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Gibratar views

Views from Gibraltar Gibraltar has a commanding view of Spain to the North and to the East, and to Africa in the South across the Mediterranean Sea.  The bay to the east is called the Bay of Gibraltar by the … Continue reading

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