Category Archives: travel

April 19, 2010 — Caesarea — Roman ruins and Israeli trains, plus Anthea’s blogs

April 19, 2010: Roman ruins and Israeli trains Oil tanker anchored in the Mediterranean off the coast at Caesarea, with Roman column in foreground, and haze from a Sahara sandstorm. Jim’s account of the day Quite a day. Up at 5:00 … Continue reading

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April 15, 2010 — Across from Herod’s gate in Jerusalem

April 15, 2010: Across from Herod’s Gate Wall of the Old City of Jerusalem, on Sultan Suleiman Street not far from the Rivoli Hotel. At 3:45 a.m. today in Athens we met up with a band of pigeons foraging along Ermou … Continue reading

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April 23, 2010 — Fishing boats and ferries — Poros

April 23, 2010: Poros — Fishing boats and ferries Poros harbor. Six-thirty in the morning was half-light in Athens, with the Acropolis set against Homer’s “rosy-fingered dawn.” A few birds were awake enough to sing, but none of the people on the … Continue reading

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Sicilian wheat, a smattering of tastes

The Sicilian flag shows Medusa’s head, with ears of wheat alternating with the three legs that some say represent the three corners of Sicily. One source says that the Gorgons (Medusa was one of three) represented the destructive aspect of Athena. Perseus … Continue reading

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California sunshine, October 2013

Anchorage, a brief patch of blue sky on October 14. We left rainy windy Anchorage on October 15. At 8:00 p.m., the power blew out at our house, so we headed for the warm, well-lit airport many hours before our … Continue reading

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Hotel Trieste, Catania, Sicily

View from our balcony at the Hotel Trieste, looking west, about 5:00 p.m., Catania, Sicily.I had never heard of Catania before deciding to visit Sicily with my husband, daughter, sister and her husband. We flew from Rome, mid-September, to this … Continue reading

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The Camino, in the rear-view mirror

Here’s the final post in the series about our Camino, with a few days in New York, and our first week back in Alaska.. Sunday, October 7 We attended a wedding today, a New York Jewish-Catholic ceremony with a stand-up … Continue reading

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Rabanal El Camino to El Acebo, and the Cruz de Ferro — September 15

This post should be in the middle of the account of our Camino — and if I  ever figure out how to do that, I’ll put it in it’s rightful place. Until then, it will stay here. It was one … Continue reading

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New York City days

Two days in New York City — how much can we cram into them? Miles of walking (8 one day and 10 today, some theater, shopping, and plenty of serendipitous (or not) adventures. Jim’s been under the weather a bit, … Continue reading

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Travel days, from Barcelona to New Jersey

Yesterday — it seems so long ago, because it is actually a day and a half — we left Barcelona. Reluctantly — we’d gone to the market in the morning for the last chance at those delicious pastries and fruits; … Continue reading

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