New Travel Era: Post-Pandemic Reality

There are still lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. People are still getting infected. People are still dying. The world economies have pretty much opened up for business, however many countries are still suffering from the economic realities left by the pandemic. This year's travel plans include and month of cat-sitting in the Bahamas aboard Good Life and 30 days in the Balkans experiencing the sights, sounds, and regional cultures of Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Highlights included visits to Balkan karst cave systems in Slovenia and Montenegro, Lake Bled, as well as coastal visits to the old towns of Split and Dubrovnik in Croatia and Kotor and Budva in Montenegro. And last but not least a canoe camping multinight excursion from Canoe Lake into Ontario's Algonquin Provincial Park backcountry to see the colors of fall. Secondly, I hoped to photograph a moose in the wild, and there is really no better place than the wilds of Algonquin Park.

Late Day Emergence - From Stocking Island, Bahamas. Feb, 2023

Ritz Carleton's EVRIMA, glides effortlessly out of the Bay of Kotor enroute to it's next Adriatic destinations. Kotor, Montenegro. June, 2023

A misty morning at the Kravice Waterfall which is in the form of an amphitheatre and is 28m high and over 120m across.National reserve in Studenci, Ljubuški, Bosnia and Herzegovina. June 2023.

St. Martina Parish Church overlooking Lake Bled, Lake Bled, Slovenia. May 2023.

Plitvice Lakes National Park is a 295-sq.-km forest reserve in central Croatia and is known for a chain of 16 terraced lakes, joined by waterfalls, that extend into a limestone canyon. Here, the main waterfall is at the lower end is called Veliki Slap, a 78m-high waterfall. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia. May 2023.

Nature's Lightshow - Lightning strike across the skies over Lake Temiskaming. New Liskeard, Ontario. Aug, 2023

One of the many varieties of tulips found at the Ottawa International Tulip Festival - 2023. Dows Lake, Ottawa, Ontario. June 2023

The heat from the rising sun accelerates evaporation of thick mist hovering over famers fields revealing ghost like hidden treasures. Carp, Ontario. June 2023

A common loon casually glides over Grand Lale, in Algonquin Park. Achray, Ontario. August 2023

Flight prep...,Gatineau Balloon Festival. Gatineau, Quebec. Aug. 2023

The pass..., U15 - Nepean Hotspurs. Barrhaven, Ontario. Sept. 2023

Leap of Faith. Charleston Lake, Ontario. Aug. 2023

Northern Loon Chicks. Charleston Lake, Ontario. Aug 2023

Classic pose for a Great Blue Heron. Charleston Lake, Ontario. Aug 2023

Pathway to the underground Reka river in the Škocjan Cave System. It was included on UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural World Heritage Sites in 1986. Škocjan pri Divaci, Slovenia. May 2023

Kravica Waterfall is a large tufa cascade on the Trebižat River, in the karstic heartland of Herzegovina in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its height is about 25 metres and the radius of the lake in the base of the waterfall is 120 metres. Studenci, Ljubuški, Bosnia and Herzegovina. June 2023

This bronze statue by Gradimir Alexits called the "Ballerina from Budva" can be found on the rocky shores of the Adriatic Sea on Morgren Beach. Budva, Montenegro. June 2023

Mother and son, Alqonquin Park, Joe Lake, Ontario. Oct, 2023

Fall's morning golden glow...Algonquin Park, Joe Lake, Ontario. Oct 2023

Ice storm rewards - icicles form on window sills and metal railings. Carp, Onario. February, 2023.