Monday, April 29, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

swan's nest

swan nest by Alida's Photos
swan nest, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

While out kayaking, we came upon a swan's nest. I was amazed...the nest was huge!

Friday, April 12, 2013

The sand dunes of Fire Island

The sand dunes and vegetation of Fire Island...

Time to get the boat ready to visit Fire Island. Check out the ferry schedules if you plan on a visit. 
This is the ferry schedule from Bay Shore. The communities are listed in the tabs across the top: 
And this is from Patchogue, going to Davis Park and Watch HIll: 

Plan your spring visits now!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Pousada de Tavira

Pousada de Tavira by Alida's Photos
Pousada de Tavira, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.
On my last visit to Portugal, we stayed in Pousadas. They are government owned hotels which are set up in old castles, monasteries, convents, and palaces. I know it sounds very adventurous, but the hotels are well maintained and professionally run. I highly recommend that you check them out! Google: Portugal Posadas.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Mt. Etna, Sicily

Mt Etna Sicily by Alida's Photos
Mt Etna Sicily, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.
I've been thinking of going back to Italy. Beautiful countryside, great food, safe from political violence, friendly warm people, great weather. Why not?

Thursday, April 04, 2013