Travel on the Side


After leaving Skagway, it was off to Glacier Bay National ParkĀ for a day of scenic cruising amid the glaciers. But first, I did something out of the ordinary for me. I got up early. Like way early. To catch the sunrise. Oh, and because we’re so far north and it’s summer, the sun rises at 3:59am! So I set my alarm and was out on the upper, open decks of the ship… Read More

Got up early and drove to the Lake Michigan shore to catch the sunrise (around 6:50am Central time) at the Algoma Pierhead Light in Algoma in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin. A lone fisherman was out on the breakwater. A perfect, it bit chilly, start to the day!

The Portland Head Light is iconic New England. So much so that once when I was at the Red Lobster it was the cover photo on their menu. I had wanted to get some sunrise shots and decided today was the day. So I got up early and drove over from Manchester, New Hampshire. Located in Cape Elizabeth, near Portland, the lighthouse sits in Fort Williams Park. It was commissioned by President… Read More

I set my alarm for 4:00am. I was not going to miss this sunrise. Drove from Manchester, New Hampshire to the seacoast at Hampton Beach. The usual raucous crowds were gone. Just a few souls here and there walking their dog. So I staked out a spot along the seawall and the sun popped up right before me…a beautiful sight! After that, I drove up New Hampshire Route 1A. I stopped at… Read More