Amid the dry scrublands of Central Oregon lie two engineered wetland oases - Mayfield Pond and Reynolds Pond.The source of water for these man-made reservoirs is the Deschutes River, some 12-20 miles away, via canals and ditches maintained by the Central Oregon Irrigation District.Both lie within the boundaries of the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and are accessible to the public - for better or worse...Mayfield Pond is about halfway between Bend and Alfalfa, Oregon, accessible only... continue reading
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I went on a short break to Cassis, a small town close to the big city of Marseilles.Cassis is a charming little town with a great splendour of beaches and mouth-watering gastronomy.The only little proviso I would have that it is choke full of tourists.But that is not surprising, it really is a jewel and as such it is only natural that it would attract such an abundance of visitors.I only spent a day in Cassis, so did not get to check out the night life (which is of little interest to me... continue reading
Is my passion for travellingpaying off bonus?.Never had I thought to use any of my initial excursion tour to the continent of North Africanfor anything other than having them framed and presented to my house visitors and closed friends.The tour also marked my first purchase of a DSLR, after many years of refusing to go digital as I adored the film medium and my old and trusty Nikon Fs that weathered rain, hail, snow and tempest.When I went on a cross Tunisia guided bus tour visiting... continue reading
I recently spent a month in Tucson waiting for a travel nursing job that never happened. Any one who works as a traveling nurse - avoid Nightingale Nurses LLC like the plague - they left me in the desert with no job and no pay! BUT! I did have a car an camera so went touring. Lots of cactus and sand. Quite by accident I found this beautiful oasis complete with palm trees, bull rushes and little ducks playing in the water. With the mountains in the background it was fantastic.While this was... continue reading
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