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South of the Equator – West of the Date Line

Bula! Unlike the last few adventures to Iceland and the American West our most recent trip focused more on relaxation rather than activity. We decided early on in the planning process that we should go on a beach vacation, and we ended up choosing Fiji – Namale to be exact. If I were to go into detail about the people, the resort, the luxury, the phenomenal service, the amazing entertainment, and the fact that were one of just eight couples there at the time I am afraid this post would seem like a 2,000 word treatise on bragging. What I will say about Namale is this – do whatever it takes (sell the house/car/kids/farm) to get there and stay as long as you can.

Blondie’s goal for the trip was to Relax and read and repair the damage that her high-stress gig causes and mine was to experience the beauty of the place and really look around rather than peer at everything through the viewfinder. Luckily for you I can only sit still and read, and snorkel, and drink for so long before I get the itch and head off somewhere to make some pictures. Here is but a small selection of photographs that I took during our travels to and stay in Fiji. I may post a few more in the future because there were a lot of good ones. Please click any photo to see its full-sized version.

The urban sprawl of the LA area is remarkable at night. Here we are just about to land at LAX before our long flight across the pacific.

The urban sprawl of the LA area is remarkable at night. Here we are just about to land at LAX before our long flight across the pacific.

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A Cooper’s Hawk Disemboweling a Pigeon on Boston Common

This is exactly why I carry a camera with me at all times. On my walk home across Boston Common today I spied a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk, and made a few photos while he/she ate a pigeon in the snow near Tremont Street.

The meal began just before I arrived on the scene.

The meal began just before I arrived on the scene.

Oh he's looking at me.

Oh he’s looking at me.

Mmm, pigeon innards.

Mmm, pigeon innards.

He's looking at me again. It was hard to get a profile shot because he turned as I circled.

He’s looking at me again. It was hard to get a profile shot because he turned as I circled.

Showing off some plumage or reaching to get feathers out of his mouth.

Showing off some plumage or reaching to get feathers out of his mouth.

And finally, the Derp face.

And finally, the Derp face.

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