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September 10, 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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August 15, 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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July 26, 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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July 11, 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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May 12, 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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May 8, 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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May 7, 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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December 16, 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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December 15, 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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December 14, 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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