Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! To celebrate, I thought I’d share some photos of the flowers that are blooming here this spring. I’m so grateful to be able to see such beauty everyday. (And I’m also very proud of my orchids!)
In a change of pace from my usual ocean/sailing theme, I wanted to celebrate our beautiful planet with some mountain shots. Here are a few of my favorite springtime photographs from when we used to live in Switzerland.
Taken on this day, exactly 5 years ago:
Beautiful spring flowers on a couple of different hikes:
And the cows out of the barns in May:
Hope everyone gets a little taste of the outdoors this Earth Day!
When we dropped anchor off Point Hope following our passage north from Nome, our first thought (after seeing the boat secured) was that there was a ton more to the place than our chart had shown. The chart had the word “Ruins” written across the whole peninsula, and while there were ruins, there was also a small but thriving village, populated – it turned out – by Inupiat.
Although the wind was already strengthening significantly, we got together our water bottles, life jackets, and windbreakers and launched the dinghy to row ashore.