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Travel Theme: Through

  The waters of Lake Superior have a tumultuous and sordid history to them.  They are one of the busiest commecial waterways in the world, despite its relative remote location.  For the last 200 years, boats shipping out the locally mined copper ore have passed through the Soo Locks. The problem with shipping from Lake…

Beaches  . . . this beach is littered with the remnant driftwood of the decayed woodlands of the Canadian Shield. In the winter, the sand and the ice and the shards of decaying driftwood jet out like oversized splinters on a frostbitten skin . . .

Travel Theme: Beaches

Thailand, where I am now, has its share of magnificent beaches. Mountain-encircled. Clear blue watered. Silhouettes of fishing boats crawl along the horizon mimicking snails. So too did Malaysia and Puerto Rico before that. However, the beach I chose to share for this Travel Theme, Whitefish Point, is one of the most uniquely iconic I…

Surat Thani from where I stayed.

A Michigan Island in Surat Thani?

  It’s odd how enigmatic random chance can be sometimes.  While the boat ride back from Koh Phangan was entirely uneventful and mostly just spent continuing the travelogue I hadn’t picked up since getting to the island, I was in for a surprise once on the bus back to Surat Thani. This bus was much…

'The Other Side' - Ahead lay the Bridge at 
Mackinac; the way in and the way out.  And beyond that, an Otherworld.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far

Whatever happens in the Outside world anymore, it doesn’t matter to him.  This place, these people, they are not coterminous. Ahead lay the Bridge at Mackinac; the way in and the way out.  And beyond that, an Otherworld. The Only world so far as the Soldier is concerned, full of its own truths and myths…

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The Marquette Micropolitan Area

Marquette is the center of what the U.S. Census Bureau considers a “micropolitan” population area.  Aside from being the largest standalone town in the UP, Marquette has several nearby satellite towns which all have strong ties to it. Harvey – The nearest town to Marquette, so much so that there is no true break in…