2018 was an extraordinary year for travel and exploration! I circumnavigated Iceland (twice), sailed in French Polynesia, island hopped in the Caribbean, gave a TEDx talk in Virginia, photographed stories here in Oregon but also in Ireland and Canada, spent time surfing and snorkeling with sea turtles and other ocean creatures in Hawaii, taught a photography workshop in Arizona and explored Europe by river boat.
Below is a collection of pictures from 2018, which I hope you enjoy.
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We started the year off in Hawaii! Here is a Humpback whale slapping its tail against the surface of the ocean outside of Lahaina Harbor, Hawaii
My friend with an Hawaiian Day Octopus, found while snorkeling off of the island of Maui, Hawaii
After delivering my TEDx talk in Virginia, I headed off to Ireland. The colorful streets in the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Peace Bridge that spans the River Foyle and joins Ebrington, to Derry, (Londonderry), Ireland
Traditional Irish Music being played by local musicians at the Guildhall Taphouse, located in the Guildhall outside the old walls in Derry, Ireland
From Ireland, I flew to Barbados, where I would begin my Caribbean adventure. Horses from the Bridgetown Garrison being led by their groomers into the Caribbean Sea at Brownes Beach, Bridgetown, Barbados
Sailing the Caribbean on the S.Y. Sea Cloud, a 4 masted luxury yacht
Part of our itinerary for the Scottsdale, Arizona National Geographic Photography Workshop is photographing at the Bein Horse Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ
It’s always a pleasure to participate in the Portland Gay Pride Parade, Portland, OR, USA
In June, I headed to Iceland. Here are the famed Latrabjarg bird cliffs, Bjargtangar, Iceland. Notice the teeny, tiny people standing on top of the bluff.
Icebergs populate the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Iceland
One of the beautiful fjords, Siglufjordur, Iceland
The Herring Musuem in Siglufjordur, Iceland
The Atlantic Puffin colony on Flatey Island, Iceland
One of the young participants in the Fiesta Mexicana in Woodburn, Oregon
For August, it was Canada! Customers enjoying the rooftop bar, Copper, at the Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The view of the Bytown Museum and the flight of locks 1 (one) through 8 (eight) as seen from the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Throughout the summer in Ottawa, yoga enthusiasts head to the property of working federal government buildings on Parliament Hill for free yoga classes; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The iconic view of Parliament Hill from Major Hill’s Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The Elora Mill Hotel and Spa is a luxury hotel and spa in a historic building that is perched over the Grand River in Elora, Ontario, Canada
Horses, which are used by the local Mennonite population for transportation by horse-and-buggy, parked by the side of the road Elora, Ontario, Canada
Exploring the Grand River in a Punt Boat ride in Elora, Ontario, Canada
I flew from my hometown of Portland, Oregon to Tahiti where I checked into the Hotel Intercontinental in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
The atoll of Tahanea in the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia
Hermit crabs dining on a coconut on the atoll of Tahanea in the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia
After my adventure in the South Pacific, I headed to Budapest. The Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest, Hungary
A private concert at the Palais Lichtenstein, Vienna, Austria
Early morning in Regensburg, Germany
St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, Austria
The walled town of Würzburg, Germany