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Kicking back at the Bellevue

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Hotel Bellevue (Mürren, Switzerland)

Portage Lake

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Portage Lake, Alaska (August 2023)

One thing that I love about traveling, beyond seeing new things and meeting new people, is that things that weren’t on my radar before become interests for the rest of my days. For instance, I would have skipped over this article in the NY Times a few days ago were it not for my trip to Alaska last summer.

View from the canoe

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Upper Summit Lake Lodge Cabins

If you look closely at the water you’ll see millions of mosquitos. Fortunately, and unlike some of the hikes we went on in Alaska, the mosquitos kept to themselves and didn’t attack us while we were on the water. The vast numbers of mosquitos also explained why the fish were practically jumping into our canoe.

After midnight in the summer in Northern Sweden

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Gävle, Sweden (July 2017)

I’ve experienced about 10 summer nights in Northern Sweden, when the night never gets fully dark. I was probably on a bike, on my way back to my Airbnb, when I saw this scene and thought, “If I don’t take a photo of this, I’ll never remember it.” And, sure enough, I don’t really remember taking this photo, but it showed up as my random, desktop image today.

As we are currently near the winter solstice, I looked up the number of hours of daylight in Gävle right now. The answer? Less than six and I bet the sun won’t be getting very high in the sky during those six.

Cute as a bug

Dessert on face, but cute as a bug--ladybug

Nyhavn twilight

Nyhavn @ 11 p.m. on the summer solstice

Twilight came at about 11 p.m. as this was taken on the summer solstice, 2018. In a couple months, twilight will happen before 4 p.m. in Copenhagen. Having only spent summers in Copenhagen, I can’t quite imagine what that is like.