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Harris Lake County Park, NC

The Cary Senior Center has a Healthy Hikers meeting once a month.  I carpooled with 3 others from the center to Harris Lake County Park which was about a 30 minute drive south of Cary, NC.  We took the Peninsula Hiking Trail.  Early on our walk we spied a bald eagle fly by within 30 feet of us over the lake. We also saw several American Coots, and a great blue heron.

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Image courtesy of wikipedia

There were plenty of birds singing and something that we suspected might be frogs chirping in the ponds.

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American Coot, courtesy of wikipedia

There was an old homestead and grapevine from the 1800’s.  A cellphone audio tour was available for the trail.

About the Womble House and Farm

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Painted Turtle. Found crossing the path.

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Thyme-leaved bluets (Houstonia serpyllifolia). A tiny, late spring wildflower

 

 

 

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Had to go to Denver on business but had a chance to finally visit Rocky Mountain National Park.  Took two hikes, one 3 mile (near Bear Lake) and one 4 mile (Wild Basin).  It was lovely as the trees are starting to change color.

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Locust Point, Fells Point – Baltimore

A Monday hiking group had decided to have a walk from the Korean War Memorial today.  I took the Metro and bus to the starting point. Paul gave a brief talk about the memorial and then the group hopped on the harbor commuter and we went to Locust Point where the UnderArmour Headquarters is located. We checked out the immigration memorial and then took another boat ride to Fells Point.  We began our two mile walk along the harbor, followed by lunch.  Here’s a few photos from today’s excursion. I didn’t bother to take any photos of the mother Canadian goose with her two goslings, sorry.

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Free boat rides

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A view from the boat

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Kayaks or Canoes?

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Immigrants used to hop on a train station from the harbor and head west without ever stopping in Baltimore

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Some famous Oriole?

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Homes along Fells Point

Rugby/London

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Rugby, by the school. I think this is the music hall.

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With friends in front of the Rubert Brooke statue. Rubert Brooke was an up and coming poet who’s life got cut short by WWI. Yeats liked his poetry.

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Statute of the founder of the game of Rugby.

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Finches in the yard of my friend in London.

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Flying over Greenland.

Waco Museum

Fish in Ohio

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Birds in Ohio

Visiting Relatives in Ohio

It’s been almost thirty years since the last visit!

Minneapolis Zoo

It was over 90 degrees. The enclosed tropical rain forest was cooler than the regular part of the zoo.

Camels were in the lake.

 

Sea Dragons are neat.