Modern Mule

This is what is known as a “lock mule” on the causeway of one of the Panama Canal’s locks. These devices are tied to the ship on both sides as it approaches the lock and guides the heavy behemoths through the set of locks via rails. They are really electric locomotives that pull the ships forward…

Martinique Canal

The small Caribbean Island of Martinique is home to both natural beauty and devastation. This picturesque canal, lined with colorful housing and boats, is a good example of urban beauty found in an amazing place with a history of natural disasters.

Labor Day Lift Off

Happy Labor Day everyone! The balloon festival, now known as the Labor Day Lift Off, has been taking place in Colorado Springs for the past 39 years. This year’s festival features more than 60 balloons. It is a sight to see all these colorful balloons take off and fill the early morning sky.

Sailing Martinique

I have written before on the appeal of setting out and sailing on the open ocean. Seeing this sailboat off the picturesque coast of the Caribbean Island of Martinique only strengthens that desire to throw off the modern world and let the wind take me wherever it blows. 


In medical trauma crisis situations, seconds can mean lives. Helicopters can land almost anywhere and fly in straight lines instead of having to stick to congested, winding streets like traditional ambulances making them the ideal vehicle in a critical medical emergency. This particular Life Flight was used to get a cyclist that had lost control and…

Run Aground

This to me looks like a scene out of the tv show Deadliest Catch. In reality, this is a small ship that seems to have run aground on the north shore of Jamaica. To get this image I had to crawl out onto the boulders that make up the small breakwater (aka: seawall) in my bare feet…