Uh, you can hang glide without mountains? Sure you can, according to the flying experts at Wallaby Ranch (1805 Deen Still Road, Davenport; 800.WALLABY; wallaby.com). It’s called aerotowing – think launching upward 2,000 feet then gliding nose first out of the sky while wrapped up like a human burrito. This old farm-turned-hang-gliding paradise is equal parts thrilling and family friendly. […]
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SeaWorld Orlando animal rescue team received this 2-month-old hawksbill turtle hatchling earlier this month. It weighs only 2 ounces and is nearly 3 inches long. It was brought to SeaWorld for examination and continued care, including, feeding, giving fluids and around-the-clock observation and monitoring.
Photo courtesy of SeaWorld.
It’s Photo Friday! I nearly forgot. So, here you go. The destination: Chile’s Atacama Desert. Although, I did not get to go sand boarding in Chile, I still had the chance to play in the sand. The first thing I did when I got to Valle de la Luna (about nine miles west of San Pedro, where I was staying) was climb atop a mammoth sand dune, sculpt a few sand angels and then run downward at full speed. Whew!
This is a new section I’ve added where I’ll be posting a photo, you guessed it, every Friday. I took this pic in the Galapagos Islands in 2010 with a polarizing filter, which helped bump up the blue tones. What do you think? Do you use polarizing filters? I love ’em.