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22 September 2015

Fox Forest in Pictures

For this week’s Monday Geology Picture I shared a picture of a stone wall incorporating a large glacial erratic. I took this picture recently in Fox Forest in southern New Hampshire. Yesterday, my husband and I went on a lovely hike in the forest. We saw quite a few glacial erratics… parts of the forest are piled high with them! We also saw many stone walls incorporating glacially dropped stones. Most …

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19 November 2014

Kolmanskop in Pictures

Last month I spent some time in Namibia for work. During one of my days off, I was able to spend some time visiting Kolmanskop. Located in the Namib Desert a few miles outside of the seaside town of Lüderitz, Kolmanskop is a “Ghost Town” that is the remains of a former diamond mining town. Kolmanskop was founded shortly after diamonds were discovered in the region in 1908 and was abandoned …

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5 January 2014

Constantia Nek Walk in Pictures

Below are a few more pictures from a recent walk along the Constantia Nek contour path here in Cape Town. I featured a picture from this same walk in this week’s “Monday Geology Picture” post. I feel very fortunate to live in a city that has many beautiful walks and hikes. I’ll do my best to explore some more of them– and re-visit some old favorites– in 2014.

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26 December 2013

LASI V Field Trip in Pictures

I’ve been meaning for months to post some pictures from the LASI V Field Trip that I participated in just over a year ago in November 2012. However, despite my best intentions, I never ended up posting some field trip pictures. This is primarily because I lost all of my own LASI V field trip pictures when my laptop and a hard drive were stolen from my apartment back in …

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16 September 2013

Monday Geology Picture: A Lovely, Geological View in Stellenbosch

Yesterday my husband and I joined our good friends Patrick and Nia for lunch at the renowned Terroir Restaurant located on the Kleine Zalze wine farm in beautiful Stellenbosch, South Africa. The food was delicious, and we also enjoyed stunning views of the Cape Fold Belt, such as the view in this week’s “Monday Geology Picture.” Speaking of Patrick and Nia, they’ve kindly sent through some pictures from their recent …

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3 February 2013

The Last Train to Nowhere in Pictures

I thought I would continue with a few more posts from Alaska. My husband and I were in Nome, Alaska during July – September 2012. On sunny (and some stormy) days we were generally working. However, on days with poor weather and high seas or winds, we often had some time to explore Nome and the surrounds. One day, we drove up the road to visit The Last Train to Nowhere, …

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3 October 2012

A Drive to Salmon Lake, Alaska in Pictures

On one of our last days in Nome, Alaska, my husband and I had the opportunity to drive up the road to a little place called Salmon Lake. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management operates a summer campground on the shore of Salmon Lake. We drove up to Salmon Lake to check out the beautiful scenery (especially the gorgeous, snow-capped Kigluaik Mountains) and also to take a look at some regional …

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30 September 2012

Nome, Alaska in Pictures: Part III

Today I thought I’d share a few more pictures from the two months that my husband Jackie and I recently spent working in Nome, Alaska. You can find more pictures of Nome in Part I and Part II. Enjoy!

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24 September 2012

Nome, Alaska in Pictures: Part II

Here are some more pictures from the two months which my husband and I recently spent working in Nome, Alaska. Today I thought I’d share some pictures of the town square, which is called Anvil City Square. The town square is adorned with several items which honor the town’s gold mining history (a giant gold pan, gold dredge buckets, statues of the people who first discovered the gold, and information …

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18 September 2012

Nome, Alaska in Pictures: Part I

I haven’t done an “…in Pictures” post for awhile, and I have many, many photographs from Nome, Alaska to share with you. I just spent 2 months living and working in Nome, which is an unusual town filled with gold miners in the summer and sled dog racers in the winter. About 3,000 people call Nome home year round. No roads lead to Nome, so everything (people, cars, mining equipment, …

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10 September 2012

Bering Sea Sunset

I just finished my last work shift here in Nome, Alaska and will soon be headed home to Cape Town, South Africa. I’ll just be in Nome for a couple more days to pack and wrap up a few loose ends. By Friday, I’ll be back home! The weather in Nome has mostly been cold and rainy over these past 2 months, but yesterday was a warm (for Nome, so …

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15 August 2012

Sledge Island Scenery

As I mentioned earlier, I’m currently spending a couple of months working in Nome, Alaska. When the sun comes out, Nome is a really beautiful place. The picture above shows my view from work the other day! That’s Sledge Island and part of the mainland in the picture. Not too shabby a view, is it?

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26 July 2012

Plane Views: Cape Town to Amsterdam

I’m currently in the airport lounge in Amsterdam awaiting my next flight (2 of 4) on my way to Nome, Alaska. My husband and I slept through a good part of the first flight, which left around midnight Cape Town time. We’re flying business class (thank you, my new company!). I’ve never flown business class before, so it’s sort of like Dinsey World for me. I’m amazed at all the …

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11 July 2012

A Weekend of Rainbows

This past weekend my husband and I left our cosy flat in Cape Town, South Africa and spent three days in the winelands. We went down to the Robertson area, where we were married back in October 2011, and also the Franschhoek area (Franschhoek means “French Corner” in Afrikaans). Since it is currently winter here in the southern hemisphere, the weather was cold and rainy for much of the weekend. …

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12 May 2012

Georneys with Dana- Part III: The Chesterfield Gorge

Note: I convinced my Geokittehs co-author Dana Hunter to fly from Seattle to New Hampshire to visit me for a few days. I handed in the final version of my PhD thesis last Friday afternoon, and Dana arrived last Saturday to help me celebrate. This is Part III of my description of the fun georneys we had together during Dana’s visit. After our visits to the dinosaur footprints and The Rock, Fossil, & …

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8 May 2012

Georneys with Dana- Part II: The Rock, Fossil, & Dinosaur Shop

  Note: I convinced my Geokittehs co-author Dana Hunter to fly from Seattle to New Hampshire to visit me for a few days. I handed in the final version of my PhD thesis last Friday afternoon, and Dana arrived last Saturday to help me celebrate. This is Part II of my description of the fun georneys we had together during Dana’s visit. After our visit to the dinosaur footprints, Dana and I headed …

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7 May 2012

Georneys with Dana- Part I: Dinosaur Footprints Near Holyoke, MA

I convinced my Geokittehs co-author Dana Hunter to fly from Seattle to New Hampshire to visit me for a few days. I handed in the final version of my PhD thesis on Friday afternoon, and Dana arrived last night to help me celebrate. So far, we’ve been having a ball. You can expect several forthcoming posts about Dana’s visit, both here on Georneys and over at Dana’s blogs Rosetta Stones …

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16 December 2011

Friday Geology Picture: Red, Red Las Vegas Rocks

For the final picture in geology picture-a-day week here at Georneys, I’ve selected a landscape from Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas. The canyon’s name originates from the color of fossilized sand dunes that have been oxidized, converting the Fe (iron) in the rock from a 2+ to 3+ charge, which changes the color of the sandstone from white-tan to bright, rusty red. Recently, Red Rock Canyon was in the news …

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15 December 2011

Thursday Geology Picture: Sandstone Statues in the Petra Siq

Geology picture-a-day week continues here at Georneys. Today’s geology picture comes from one of my favorite places on Earth: Petra, Jordan. Petra is an ancient Nabatean city nestled in a broad valley that is protected by steep sandstone terrain. Petra is accessed by the Siq, a narrow canyon through the sandstone. The geology of the Siq is impressive enough: the walls of the canyon reveal beautiful, red rose colored sandstone …

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14 December 2011

Wednesday Geology Picture: A Barbadian Coral Boulder

Geology picture-a-day week continues here at Georneys. Today’s picture shows an impressive boulder of coral on a beach in Barbados. The lowermost part of the boulder has been undercut by wave erosion, providing a perfect nook for some geology students to take a closer look at the fossilized coral preserved in the boulder. The top part of the boulder has some soil and vegetation that has developed– a miniature island …

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