Month: May 2014

Travel Photo Thursday: Sea Lion Hangouts

Travel Photo Thursday: Sea Lion Hangouts

Our story “Seeing Seals Saved By The Seashore” described how The Marine Mammal Center near Sausalito, California rescues, rehabilitates, and releases marine mammals back into their wild ocean environment.

And “Travel Photo Thursday: Seeing Seals by The Seashore” focused on hiking to places within Point Reyes National Seashore where one species of marine mammal, the elephant seal, can easily be spotted during springtime.

Today, we take a close-up and personal look at where the California Sea Lion population along Monterey Bay likes to hang out.

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“A Story for Tomorrow”

“A Story for Tomorrow”

A picture is worth a thousand words, more or less.

While we often read stories about someone’s journey, watching it unfold and learning a lesson from it can be even more worth our while.

This video from Gnarly Bay, a production company located in Westerly, Rhode Island, needs no introduction. It is beautiful and imaginatively filmed and edited.

Need I say more?

No.

Just hit “Play.”

 (Thanks to professional photographer, Andrea Johnson, for bringing “A Story for Tomorrow” to our attention via Facebook. “The Noble Spirit,” a moving documentary that she and her partner, Robert Holmes produced, recently premiered. They are both on the faculty of the prestigious annual Book Passage Traveler Writers & Photographers Conference, and mentors of Tales Told From The Road publisher, Dick Jordan.)

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Tracing History with Google Maps

Tracing History with Google Maps

Google Maps has for some time allowed users to not only get a “bird’s eye” map or satellite view of a location, but also to spin around a circle, seeing the place from all sides, using the “Street View” feature, such as with this image of San Peter’s Basilica seen across the wide expanse of Saint Peter’s Square in the Vatican City.

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The latest twist on “Street View” is the ability to travel across time from seven years ago to the present to see if the scene has changed drastically or not at all.

Here’s what it looks like.

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