Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Last Day

The next morning was so utterly perfectly beautiful that I suspect any gods in the vicinity of being sadists. We could see a far distant fog bank offshore, but on shore it was warm and sunny once again. Looking at … Continue reading

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Last Day -1

Rarely have we felt more melancholy than we did as we packed our bags the next morning. Good company, good food, lovely surroundings (and geology!) … we’d had a wonderful time, but it was all downhill from here. Literally. We … Continue reading

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Malakoff Diggins and the Bear Who (fortunately) Wasn’t There.

Our friends wanted to show us a good time while we were with them. They’d clearly given it a lot of thought, because the first part of the excursion focused on geology, while the second part was food. What could … Continue reading

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To Bodie and Beyond!

Writing this nearly three weeks later is bittersweet. The trip is fading from remembered reality to memory, but blogging is recalling it to present mind. I sit and look at the photos and I can again smell the dust, feel … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end.

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Death Valley after noon: 20 Mule Team Canyon, Dantes View, Zabriskie Point and a parking lot.

So. On this grey, cool and dank (we had a lot of rain yesterday, persistent streaming all-day UK rain, not cataclysmic desert rain) British morning, I am thinking of heat and colourful rocks glowing in the sun under a rich … Continue reading

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Death Valley Morning: Mosaic Canyon and the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

It’s hard to believe that a week ago (as I type, not necessarily as I publish), we were in San Francisco airport waiting for the flight to bring us back to the UK. For only the first or perhaps the … Continue reading

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