Here is a random gallery of images from this trip without any of the descriptions or blurb – click on any picture you like to enlarge it then you can run through a manual slideshow. Next trip to Phoenix and whale watching in California scheduled for later this year, I can’t wait, so roll on November.
Just a little thought from – The Dalai Lama
Old friends pass away.
New friends appear.
It is just like days.
An old day passes.
A new day arrives.
The important thing is to make it meaningful.
Make meaningful friends.
Make it a meaningful day.
Mohave salt lake landscape
A reconstructed Bordello from the 1890’s
Lake Henshaw reflections
Bad Water Springs – I love the ‘BUTTS’ receptacle
An Alligator and a few Ibis
This is the life – Apache Trail Flea Market proprietor.
Lake Henshaw boat jetty
A very small emerald green hummingbird
The shootin range at Old Town
An intriguing wall mural in Kissimmee
An abandoned squad car along the 373 in Amargosa Valley
Apache country near Tucson, Arizona
Zion landscape, just before Springdale after Hurricane
The Hoover Dam
Through the first floor window of the saloon
Freight train by the Salton Sea, Southern California
Badlands stop for relief !
The snow capped mountains from along the road to Hurricane Utah.
Near Zion National Park – Utah
The badlands, many a western hero or fugitive travelled here to hide in the canyons.
In the Cuban coffee shop on Main Street
I love the graphics and Rolls Royce plate of this van at the Mesa fleamarket.
Must be a 1000 odd Ibis in the tree’s – Wow!
A desert bird with the perfect camouflaged plumage
Photo’s on the external walls at Whiskey Pete’s
Inside the Saloon by the stairs to the first floor
A rest area with a goods train passing by Yuma to Tucson
The Salton Sea, Southern California. Tranquil, Hot and very beautiful in it’s own way.
Bird of Paradise in full bloom
Looking out from Zabriskie Point, Death Valley
The towering canyon walls at Zion National Park
Down in Death Valley along Badlands Road, tourists walk the salt trails.
Weird stuff by the Longstreet Casino car park
Main Street Mesa at dawn
The junction at Primm, Nevada
Above the Hoover Dam
A rather badly chewed leaf….
Lake Toho covered jetty and relaxation area
Indian country landscape
The Goldfield Saloon – a rough, ready and just a bit seedy establishment.
Lake Toho through the open restaurant.
Outside Whiskey Pete’s Casina and Hotel
Sunrise on the canyon walls at Zion
Another long exposure of the creek at the canyon base
Wild hills and fog on the road to Phoenix near Globe
Old and deserted land with gates going seemingly going nowhere
Snow Geese on holiday from Canada and what a honking racket they make………….
Looking out to the Pacific which is behind this bush and trash bin
Staying at St George, Utah with the Snow capped mountains of Zion in the background
In the Cypress Swamp, a unique habitat and landscape
A humming bird drinking nectar in the gardens
The creek running along the base of the canyon
The 85 Mile Marker above Anza Borrego
Nevada by Lake Mead
A sense of scale from Zabriskie Point, Death Valley, California. Can you find the three intrepid walkers, rather them than me at 82*F
Down to Borrego and the Salton Sea in the distance
Lake Mead from the dam….
Canyon Lake on the Apache Trail
Strange Californian fruits, not for eating!
Whiskey Pete’s striking entrance signage
A humming bird drinking nectar from bird of paradise in the gardens
In the park – first stop……………..
The Pacific Ocean near Oceanside
You just have to look up
Dana Point and the Memorial Park on the cliffs
Keeping an eye on the bordello from the saloon windows.
Snow Geese over Sonny Bono, Southern California.
Old mining equipment looking a bit worse for wear.
Golden eagle at the entrance to the Memorial Park
A squirrel busy collecting by Lake Toho
A California Quail at the Sonny Bono Wildlife Refuge
A dolphin taking a dive
Deserted in the Mohave Desert, Southern California
On top before the descent to Anza Borrego and the Salton sea.
On the outside of a wall at Whiskey Petes, Primm, Nevada
Along Main Street, Downtown, Kissimmee
Towards Death Valley from Zabriskie Point
Yacht and Island at Lake Mead
A view from Zabriskie Point down to Death Valley