17-03-15 WPC Atop The Border of the United Mexican States and the USA

The photo challenge this week is WPC-Atop.

This shot is from a plane as we crossed the border back into the USA (formerly the home of the brave, now apparently the home of the terrified). For those who believe in the efficacy of walls, this might be a bit distressing.

For the rest of us, I hope you find it liberating.



12-16-12 Travel Theme: Transportation

Ailsa’s theme this week is transportation.  Lots of ideas and possibilities there.

In the immortal words of Tracy Nelson: “take a train or a plane/ it’s all the same/ just get out of here/ take a bus if you must/ but make sure you just/ oh, get out of here…”


Tall Ships and police boats on the Hudson River, airplane above

or you can try it this way…


Rented vehicle in Akumal, Mexico

Not as fast but a lot of fun.

3-25-12 Made It

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land

G. K. Chesterton


From Riverkeeper

“A Clean Water Landmark for NYC

A landmark agreement announced March 13 between New York City and the state will lead to $2.4 billion in investments to reduce sewage pollution in the Hudson River, Newtown Creek, Gowanus Canal and other waterways. The agreement reflects years of Riverkeeper advocacy, in partnership with the SWIM coalition, to advance green infrastructure, preserve citizen rights to clean water law enforcement, and take significant strides toward achieving the Clean Water Act goals of making even our urban waterways safe for swimming and fishing.