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Visual Soliloquy #127 Appreciation is the highest form of prayer…

Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts. Alan Cohen

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Visual Soliloquy #99 I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars…

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. –Og Mandino

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Visual Soliloquy #98 A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight…

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. Oscar Wilde A dreamer is one who can only find his way by … Continue reading

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Tajumulco Photo Gallery

A collection of some of my favourite images from our volcano climbs in Guatemala and Tajumulco, the highest point of both Guatemala and Central America.

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Visual Soliloquy #72 Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world…

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in. –Alan Alda  

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Visual Soliloquy #70 There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope…

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. –Bern Williams

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Visual Soliloquy #69 Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles…

Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views. –Mary Schmich

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She Shoots, She Scores!

She shoots, she scores! The Hat Trick of the Americas is complete.  Starting with the top of North America in June of 2005, the top of South America in 2006 and finishing on top of Central America in 2010, the … Continue reading

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Climbing Volcan Santa Maria

After explaining Boxing Day to our traveling companions over breakfast, we packed up and headed south of Xela to the trailhead for Santa Maria.  This 3772 meter volcano towers over Xela and is often climbed by locals who ascend it … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Quetzaltenango (Xela)

Feliz Navidad! It was a festive evening in Antigua with many folks out in the central park for the evening.  Three Santas were there posing for photos in front of the fountain with portable printers ready for action to send … Continue reading

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Fuego: A Volcano’s Volcano

Fuego welcomed us to Antigua on our first morning with a big eruption that made our day.  It is currently the world’s most active volcano since beginning to erupt steadily in 2002.  Perched high on the side of Acatenango, we … Continue reading

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Climbing Acatenango: Guatemala’s Third Highest Peak

From Antigua, Acatenango and Fuego seem to be sibling volcanoes, side by each, towering to the southwest of Antigua.  We set our sights first, on the taller sibling of Acatenango which at 3976 metres is the third highest volcano in … Continue reading

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Welcoming the Light

Just back from an awesome unanticipated “Hat Trick of the Americas” where we celebrated Winter Solstice with a full moon and full lunar eclipse on Volcan Pacaya.  We traded our ascent of Volcan Aqua for the opportunity to camp out … Continue reading

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Around Town

Another fine day in Antigua!  We met up with the rest of our group which turns out to be smaller than intended as two of the folks are stranded by the blizzard in Heathrow.  So we are a group of … Continue reading

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Same, Same but Different

Velma the Vanilla Dip Waits to Fly to Guatemala City There is something about getting on an airplane. I just love it. Perhaps, because an airplane is usually a place I feel unusually at leisure in ( I get to … Continue reading

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Settling In

Hi, We’ve just moved into our new hotel.  We’ve had an awesome time studying Spanish for the past three mornings and loved living with a Guatemalan family especially the five year old that had us all laughing with her antics.  … Continue reading

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Arrived Safely In Guatemala

Arrived safely last night after a long day of flying and traffic jams in Guatemala City. Met our host family and went rapidly to sleep as we had started the day at 3 am. Just finished my first morning of … Continue reading

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Volcan Tajumulco: The Hat Trick of the Americas

Volcán Tajumulco!!! At 4220 metres above sea level, it is the highest peak in Guatemala and the highest peak in Central America!  It won’t be my hardest challenge to date. It won’t be the highest. Or the coldest. Or the … Continue reading

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