Wednesday, 1 June 2011

On The Road Again - Canned Heat

What a fantastic way to end the month of May and to begin the Alaskan Adventure by welcoming Afghanistan to the readership as the 140th country to be involved. This is shown on the Stat Counter by a 'blank' column, and I can only think that this referes to our brave troops out there. It was only recently that the son of a dear friend of mine sent the link to our forces, so if this is the case I'd like to extend a 'very warm welcome', a wish that you all stay safe and pass on the link to all our boys and girls so gallantly serving our country. Thank You ALL!

This months change of header photograph is not simply of a beautiful bird, it is also 'topical'. The image was captured in the garden of the family Leake who live in Toad River, Central Yukon Territory, a location I hope to visit later in the month, or early July.

It should be noted that there may be delays in Posting due to multiple 'time zone' changes, and availability of 'Internet Access' over the next couple of days. Computer time will remain on BST!

Before setting off I shared an excellent supper (and more than one bottle of wine) with Bowie and & Sheila and only wish I had the photos to show you. Bowie says he will get them to me 'post haste' but feel I may not live that long. Thanks both of you, and I know we'll miss each other. XX

So, here we are at last and that's me on the way to Heathrow Airport. Full English breakfast at The Swan pub, 4 hours on the National Express Coach and take-off sheduled for 16:20 this afternoon. With 8 hours in flight to Washington DC there is a 2hour 35minute stop over before continuing to Los Angeles that should take a further 5hrs 40mins. Arriving there soon after mid-night it is hoped for a couple of hours kip and if luck is with me I hope to get another flight to Hawaii with no preference of which island or airport - 'CHEAP' will be the by-word!

Before leaving, the Dorset Magazine arrived containing a double page spread of some of my photographs of the last year. Can't say I'm not chuffed about this, as I was contacted by the Editor Helen Stiles some time ago with a proposal to publish this and rather thought the idea had fallen by the way-side, but here it is for all to see.

Red-necked Stint

Long-billed Dowitcher, Ring-billed Gull & Bohemian Waxwing

A brief stop in Washington DC

Statistic Counter at time of departure

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drill down110.10%ColombiaColombia
drill down110.10%Isle Of ManIsle Of Man
drill down100.10%Sri LankaSri Lanka
drill down90.09%EuropeEurope
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drill down50.05%KuwaitKuwait
drill down50.05%JerseyJersey
drill down50.05%ChileChile
drill down50.05%VietnamVietnam
drill down50.05%TunisiaTunisia
drill down50.05%Trinidad And TobagoTrinidad And Tobago
drill down40.04%EgyptEgypt
drill down40.04%MacedoniaMacedonia
drill down40.04%PhilippinesPhilippines
drill down40.04%AlgeriaAlgeria
drill down40.04%IcelandIceland
drill down40.04%JordanJordan
drill down40.04%LatviaLatvia
drill down30.03%MauritiusMauritius
drill down30.03%BangladeshBangladesh
drill down30.03%Moldova, Republic OfMoldova, Republic Of
drill down30.03%United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
drill down30.03%GuernseyGuernsey
drill down30.03%GeorgiaGeorgia
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drill down30.03%Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
drill down30.03%EritreaEritrea
drill down20.02%ZimbabweZimbabwe
drill down20.02%MongoliaMongolia
drill down20.02%QatarQatar
drill down20.02%Palestinian TerritoryPalestinian Territory
drill down20.02%UgandaUganda
drill down20.02%ArubaAruba
drill down20.02%Satellite ProviderSatellite Provider
drill down20.02%KazakhstanKazakhstan
drill down20.02%AlbaniaAlbania
drill down10.01%ChinaChina
drill down10.01%SloveniaSlovenia
drill down10.01%Anonymous ProxyAnonymous Proxy
drill down10.01%ArmeniaArmenia
drill down10.01%NigeriaNigeria
drill down10.01%Virgin Islands, BritishVirgin Islands, British
drill down10.01%MozambiqueMozambique
drill down10.01%Falkland Islands (malvinas)Falkland Islands (malvinas)
drill down10.01%Virgin Island, U.s.Virgin Island, U.s.

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