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Boy in Cirque Meadow, Pingree Park, Colorado, 2013 Boy in Cirque Meadow
Pingree Park, Colorado, 2013
Thundercloud at Larimer County Fair, Loveland, Colorado, 2013 Thundercloud at Larimer County Fair
Loveland, Colorado, 2013
Elk near a tent, Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado, 2011 Elk near a tent
Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado, 2011
Glacier Basin Campground, Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado, 2011 Glacier Basin Campground
Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado, 2011
Dixon Reservoir, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2010 Dixon Reservoir
Fort Collins, Colorado, 2010
Thistles, Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado, 2010 Thistles
Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado, 2010
Creek near the alluvial fan, Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado, 2010 Creek near the alluvial fan
Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado, 2010
railroad bridge over the Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2010 railroad bridge over the Poudre River
Fort Collins, Colorado, 2010
Path to the top of Castle Rock, Castle Rock, Colorado, 2010 Path to the top of Castle Rock
Castle Rock, Colorado, 2010
peak near the Spanish Peaks, La Veta, Colorado, 2010 peak near the Spanish Peaks
La Veta, Colorado, 2010
creek and forest fire, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado, 2010 creek and forest fire
Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado, 2010
sand dunes, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado, 2010 sand dunes
Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado, 2010
two tunnels, Canon City, Colorado, 2010 two tunnels
Canon City, Colorado, 2010
Lost Pond, Mueller State Park, Colorado, 2010 Lost Pond
Mueller State Park, Colorado, 2010
overlook, Pikes Peak, Colorado, 2010 overlook
Pikes Peak, Colorado, 2010
hot rods in Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2010 hot rods in Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2010
Cirque Meadow, CSU Pingree Park, Colorado, 2010 Cirque Meadow
CSU Pingree Park, Colorado, 2010
Cirque Meadow, CSU Pingree Park, Colorado, 2010 Cirque Meadow
CSU Pingree Park, Colorado, 2010
Elk in valley, Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado, 2008 Elk in valley
Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado, 2008
Joachim and Joanitha descending from Alberta Falls, Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado, 2008 Joachim and Joanitha descending from Alberta Falls
Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado, 2008
Near Alberta Falls, Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado, 2008 Near Alberta Falls
Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado, 2008
Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado, 2008 Sprague Lake
Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado, 2008
View of Bukoba Beach, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2008 View of Bukoba Beach
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2008
Statue by Bunena Church, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2008 Statue by Bunena Church
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2008
Horsetooth Reservoir in the winter, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2007 Horsetooth Reservoir in the winter
Fort Collins, Colorado, 2007
snow plow, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2006 snow plow
Fort Collins, Colorado, 2006
fire hydrant in snow, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2006 fire hydrant in snow
Fort Collins, Colorado, 2006
car buried in snow, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2006 car buried in snow
Fort Collins, Colorado, 2006
Greg in a valley, Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado, 2004 Greg in a valley
Rocky Mountain NP, Colorado, 2004
On our way up to the top of the park on Old Fall River Road, we looked back and saw this view of the valley near the Endovalley overlook.
old taxi park, Kampala, Uganda, 2004 old taxi park
Kampala, Uganda, 2004
Matatus (minivan commuter taxis) are an important mode of transport within Kampala and elsewhere in Uganda for many people. The legal limit is 14 passengers, plus the conductor and the driver; usually the five rows of benches can seat three people each. In Nairobi the matatus can seat 20; each row has four seats. Getting to your matatu in the maze of vehicles in Old Park can be challenging, and traffic jams can cause long delays.
bridge across the Kanoni river, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 bridge across the Kanoni river
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
I crossed this bridge many times going to and from Joanitha's house in Buyekera. It can be difficult to see at night unless the moon is out because much of the path is unlit.
MV Victoria, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003 MV Victoria
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2003
This ferry goes to and from Mwanza three times a week. A similar ferry, the MV Bukoba, sank in an accident near Mwanza in 1996, and hundreds of passengers were drowned.
Sipi Falls, Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003 Sipi Falls
Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003
Joanitha viewing Sipi Falls, Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003 Joanitha viewing Sipi Falls
Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003
top of a waterfall, Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003 top of a waterfall
Mount Elgon, Uganda, 2003
picnic overlooking Lake Victoria, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2002 picnic overlooking Lake Victoria
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2002
The center of Bukoba is fairly flat, but the surrounding hills give beautiful views of the lake below.
airstrip, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2002 airstrip
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2002
The Bukoba airport is scenically located near the lake; planes pass over Musira Island. The airstrip is not paved, and the big number 13 and a carcass of a crashed plane are not very reassuring.
Lake Victoria, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2002 Lake Victoria
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2002
Bukoba has a nice sandy beach and scenic views of Lake Victoria. The concrete structure in the foreground is the 100-year-old remnant of a German communication tower. Musira island can be seen in the distance.
Joanitha descending to Karobera Beach, Bukoba, Tanzania, 2002 Joanitha descending to Karobera Beach
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2002
We visited the small, sandy, picturesque beach below. It was a long 10 km hike back into town.
Joanitha viewing Falcon bus, Kagera, Tanzania, 2002 Joanitha viewing Falcon bus
Kagera, Tanzania, 2002
Our bus was stuck in the mud for over an hour, precariously close to falling into a ditch.
Greg and Deqa at 'Miami Beach', Bukoba, Tanzania, 2001 Greg and Deqa at 'Miami Beach'
Bukoba, Tanzania, 2001
Marialena guided us through a fishing village just outside Bukoba to this pretty spot on the beach where we sat and talked.
CCT Bishop Kisanji Women's Training Centre, Morogoro, Tanzania, 2001 CCT Bishop Kisanji Women's Training Centre
Morogoro, Tanzania, 2001
VSO volunteers were given use of this centre as a place to be trained in Tanzanian culture, the Swahili language, health and administrative matters.
colorful rock cliff, Waterberg National Park, Namibia, 1997 colorful rock cliff
Waterberg National Park, Namibia, 1997
termite mound, Waterberg National Park, Namibia, 1997 termite mound
Waterberg National Park, Namibia, 1997
overlook of Waterberg Plateau, Waterberg National Park, Namibia, 1997 overlook of Waterberg Plateau
Waterberg National Park, Namibia, 1997
"road, Etosha National Park", Okaukuejo, Namibia, 1997 road, Etosha National Park
Okaukuejo, Namibia, 1997
A dirt road, a tree, some bushes, some rainclouds; an ordinary African scene that is indescribably compelling.
Organ Pipes, Burnt Mountain, Namibia, 1997 Organ Pipes
Burnt Mountain, Namibia, 1997
melons, Sossusvlei, Namibia, 1997 melons
Sossusvlei, Namibia, 1997
Finding these melons in the middle of the desert was a delightful surprise. Desert melons are a popular source of food for the Nama people of the center and south.
Sossusvlei Pan, Sossusvlei, Namibia, 1997 Sossusvlei Pan
Sossusvlei, Namibia, 1997
The Sossusvlei pan is nestled among the world's tallest sand dunes in the southwest. It only fills with water for a few weeks about once every ten years; otherwise it is dry. For those few weeks the desert miraculously becomes green.
overlook, Fish River Canyon, Namibia, 1997 overlook
Fish River Canyon, Namibia, 1997
Skeleton of a boat, Swakopmund, Namibia, 1997 Skeleton of a boat
Swakopmund, Namibia, 1997
fishing boats, Elmina, Ghana, 1997 fishing boats
Elmina, Ghana, 1997
The coast of West Africa is bustling with business, such as fishing, shipping, petroleum and tourism. Hand-made nets and boats compete with more modern equipment.
Pont de Lianes (vine bridge), Man, Cote D'Ivoire, 1996 Pont de Lianes (vine bridge)
Man, Cote D'Ivoire, 1996
Near the border between Cote d'Ivoire and Guinea, the Dan people still construct bridges out of vines. The bridges appear overnight, so that nobody knows exactly who constructed or hung them.
Sand dunes, Swakopmund, Namibia, 1996 Sand dunes
Swakopmund, Namibia, 1996
Pink water near the salt works, Swakopmund, Namibia, 1996 Pink water near the salt works
Swakopmund, Namibia, 1996
oshana, Engela, Namibia, 1996 oshana
Engela, Namibia, 1996
The northern part of Namibia is flat and becomes wetter as you go north and east. The rainy season lasts roughly from December to April, and oshanas (seasonal lakes) fill, flowing slowly southward from Angola toward the Etosha pan, where it provides water for the wildlife in Etosha National Park. The roads become muddy and difficult to navigate. Still, the rain is sporadic and unpredictable, and drought affects crops.
mine field, Ohangwena, Namibia, 1995 mine field
Ohangwena, Namibia, 1995
I passed this mine field every time I walked from the dining hall to the post office. Large armored trucks would drive through the mine fields and set off mines around lunch time. The border between Namibia and Angola remains fairly heavily mined, and many people, especially children, continue to be killed or injured by mines long after the end of the war. Children think the mines are toys and pick them up. An education and de-mining campaign has helped somewhat, but it is much more expensive to de-mine than to mine. The US continues to be one of the few countries that refuses to sign the international treaty banning land mines.
souvenirs on Post Street Mall, Windhoek, Namibia, 1995 souvenirs on Post Street Mall
Windhoek, Namibia, 1995
Souvenirs for sale include baskets, wood bowls and animal carvings, necklaces, and drums, most of which are made in the North. Downtown in the capital city is very similar to a European city: modern, clean, and many rich people. When you go to the suburbs you see the poor people in small houses crammed into dusty lots. During the Apartheid era, non-whites were driven into the suburbs, and though the law has changed, the inequalities are slow to go away.
ferry, Zanzibar, Tanzania, 1995 ferry
Zanzibar, Tanzania, 1995
We took a ferry like this to get to the island. It only took about an hour, but it cost about as much as a three-day train trip to Zambia.
view of Auas Mountains from Harmony Centre, Windhoek, Namibia, 1994 view of Auas Mountains from Harmony Centre
Windhoek, Namibia, 1994
This photo was taken from my Peace Corps training site. It represents my first view of Namibia: hot, dry and dusty, short shrub-like trees with thorns and few leaves, savannah and mountains of the central region, and beautiful rainbows and sunsets. When we volunteers arrived in November it was said that we brought the rain. Rain is considered good weather. Windhoek, the capital city, is in a semi-desert region, and water shortages become a major problem during droughts. Water must be piped from dams and rivers as far as several hundred kilometres away to meet the growing water needs of the city.
rainbow at Harmony Centre, Windhoek, Namibia, 1994 rainbow at Harmony Centre
Windhoek, Namibia, 1994
Atlas mountains, Bin-el-Ouidane, Morocco, 1992 Atlas mountains
Bin-el-Ouidane, Morocco, 1992
three men talking by a boat, Essaouira, Morocco, 1992 three men talking by a boat
Essaouira, Morocco, 1992