Monday, July 13, 2020

Four Waterfalls One State Park

As I've mentioned in my earlier posts, we visited Swallow Falls State Park in mid-June. What I really love about this park is that you hike to four different waterfalls.

Tolliver Falls is the smallest one in the park but quite serene and picturesque because of the pool that forms below the falls. For me, this is a good place to meditate and have a quiet moment.

Upper Swallow Falls  is an easy hike to get to from the main road and has a really cool view.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Tree and Sky

I took this photo last weekend near Kilgore Falls. We were on our way home after a refreshing swim at the river.

Monday, July 6, 2020

I Left My Heart In Molokai

When people talk of Hawaii, they rarely talk about the island of Molokai. But for anyone looking for quiet solitude and a place to getaway from the hustle and bustle of the world, Molokai is THE PLACE. My first visit to Molokai was in 2017. I know it's a shame it has taken me this long to visit this island.
A deserted beach we found in Molokai.

Kepi found this heart shaped rock and gave it to me.

We left it there so that someone will see it too.

Our footprints - just us at the beach that day.

Perhaps it was all about great timing. However, for the beaches we've visited, we reveled in our found solitude. In the evenings, our lovely walks were accompanied by the purring crickets attracting their mates and the chorus of frogs croaking loudly nearby.


Thursday, July 2, 2020

York River State Park

It felt good to go away for a few days.

Kepi and I headed to Virginia for a short weekend trip. Our plan is to hike and visit state parks there. It's the best choice especially that we'd both want to explore and practice social distancing at the same time. There weren't too many people at the York River State Park when we visited, so we weren't too worried about being exposed to too many people.

We'd love to come back with a kayak next time and paddle through this winding river. 

This is the bridge that would take you to Fossil Beach. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Cool Water

We just got back from our short weekend trip to Virginia. We only stayed there for three days, but it was enough to relax and have some "me" time. We brought Daisy with us, and I think she had a great time too.

 Daisy cooling off by the lake.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Swallow Falls State Park

Taken when we went hiking at Swallow Falls State Park a week ago. 

I'm currently on a week vacation from work, and I find it hard to destress granted that I now work at home and while I'm on vacation I'm also at home. The line between work and home has been blurred. In fact, it seems non-existent.

This is my entry for Wordless Wednesday and My Corner of the World.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Skies Over Reynisfjara

When we arrived at Reynisfjara, we saw this threatening cloud. We managed to take photos but soon after this photo was taken. Snow and sleet fell like crazy. Please see short video below.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Hiking In The Rain

Kepi and I went for a short hike this weekend to the western mountains of Maryland. There were several people at the state park. I guess most people were thinking what we're thinking - get some fresh air. It's June but it felt chilly up in the mountains.

It poured in the middle of our hike.

There's something soothing about hiking in the rain.

This is my entry for My Corner of the World and Our World Tuesday.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

View from Diamond Head

From the archives, I took this photo on my fourth hike going up Diamond Head in O'ahu. This view awaits when you reach the top.

This is my entry for Skywatch Friday.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Holei Sea Arch

From the archives, this was taken when we were hiking at the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.

It's been a stressful start of the week, but I'm glad our board meeting will be over soon (tomorrow). I am looking forward to some personal time off even if there'll be no travel involved. Staying at home with the furries will be a welcome change to this work-at-home routine.