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Costa Rica plants, animals, volcanoes and a quetzal

If Costa Rica doesn’t bring visions of lush forested jungle, it should. We visited Monte Verde Bosque Nuboso, not a rainforest, but a cloud forest. The distinction between rainforest and cloud forest wasn’t clear until we hiked to the viewpoint … Continue reading

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Argentinean wildlife, mostly in Patagonia

Here in the austral region (southern, not just Australian), we came across birds that looked like the ones we saw last year in Australia. Where’s the beef? We had plenty of beef in restaurants, but as we drove around Argentina, … Continue reading

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New Zealand animals – January 2015

Sheep, sheep, and more sheep. That’s what we expected to see in New Zealand. And we weren’t disappointed. The sheep are primarily merino, the kind that Stephen said would provide his next ski socks! At this time of year they … Continue reading

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Rain, rain go away. Our soggy Oregon saga. October 25 to 27 (days 54 to 56)

This weather is for the birds! And speaking of birds, one lady was trying to recreate Tippi Hedren’s role from The Birds. Let’s get all our ducks in a row (or maybe gulls). When it rains it pours. Now what does that … Continue reading

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