Monthly Archives: June 2008

Go Ahead, Rub it In

Chauncy had long been reluctant to try therapeutic massage, but when his friends finally convinced him to visit “Semantra’s New Age Aromatherapy, Crystal and Massage Wellness Center”, he soon overcame his shyness and came to enjoy trying various scents and … Continue reading

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Grandfather Mountain NPW – Final Day

The whole of the Nature Photography Weekend seems to go by in a flash, but Sunday in particular gets rendered as a blur in my memory every year. It starts out clamly enough, with the communal breakfast in the restaurant … Continue reading

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Grandfather Mountain NPW – Part VI

Saturday morning is the traditional time for my group hike up to MacRae Peak and Attic Window Peak. Last year we had a steep attrition rate so this year I vowed to take it slower this year to enable more … Continue reading

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Grandfather Mountain NPW – Part V

Starry, starry night. Once, years ago, when I was camping in a state park near Middlebury, Vermont, I walked out to the lake beside which the camp ground resided and lay on the dock looking up at the most amazing … Continue reading

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Grandfather Mountain NPW – Part IV

My original plan for Wednesday at Grandfather Mountain was to hike out on the trail to get in an extra night of camping and sunset/sunrise photography, but after my cold, wet ride I decided to spend the night warm and … Continue reading

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Grandfather Mountain NPW – Part III

This year, having been stood up by my usual Canadian contingent (sniff), I was free to depart a day earlier than usual, on Tuesday. In order to minimize the tremendous mileage I’ve been piling onto our car (commuting to my … Continue reading

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