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I, In My Natural Element ….

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This was at ‘The Flume‘, New Hampshire, on Monday, May 27, 2019. Yes, I am most often seen with a camera in front of my face. In this case, my 1-month old Canon EOS RP with the 24-105mm zoom lens.


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‘The Flume’, (N.H.): Six Of My Favorite Pictures (From 300) — May 27, 2019.

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There are quite a few posts on ‘The Flume‘ from yesterday as well as last year. So, I won’t say much on this one. I took 300 pictures! It is a place that tempts you to click. I posted quite a few pictures last year too. This year I want to do a chronological, pictorial guide — kind of taking you along, step-by-step, on the 2-mile round trip. When I have time. For now enjoy these,


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Flowers Of The The Flume & Franconia Notch (N.H.) — May 27, 2019.

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It was a holiday (i.e., Memorial Day) and the first decent day in weeks. So, we headed north to ‘The Flume‘ & the ‘Franconia Notch State Park‘. It had been just under a year since we last visited. As always it was a fun, rewarding and relaxing day — in the great outdoors. There wasn’t much flowers out as yet but I did my best to capture some for YOU. Enjoy. I should be able to find more flowers soon. They are blooming.


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We Still Have Some Snow In New Hampshire — May 27, 2019.

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First decent day in two weeks and we headed to ‘The Flume‘ & the ‘Franconia Notch State Park‘. We had visited in June of last year and it was time to go back. Beautiful and relaxing area of the State. Always fun and so much to do.

Driving on I-93, past Cannon you could see these white blotches high up in the mountains. It was snow. This patch left over in the ski area; no doubt the remnants of a big pile that they must have piled up while grooming the slopes.

I haven’t checked Mount Washington, but they probably have a fair amount of snow up there too.

It was COOL!


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7 Bonus Pictures With My Sony a7 II — June 11, 2018.

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reflections on a coach New Hampshire Anura Guruge Sony a7 II






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“Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves”, New Hampshire — Quite The Attraction, Quite The Adventure.

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Wow. Wow. Wow. What a great place. Quite the adventure. Has to be New Hampshire’s most underrated tourist attraction (and that coming from a ‘Lifetime Member’ “Granite State Ambassador“). I, of course, must have seen signs to it given that it is “off Loon” — and we go to Loon (i.e., Lincoln) at least once a year (four times so far this year). It never registered as something real fun to do. I actually found it while checking out, online, the “Flume Gorge” — as a potential place to take Teischan (last Tuesday) while Deanna and Devanee went ‘back to school‘ shopping. The word that caught my interest was ‘CAVES’. Teischan just loves the “Polar Caves” — for nothing else but the caves. Since this was for Teischan I decided I will give “Lost River” a spin. And am I glad I did so.

Very impressed. Loved it. Has it all. Scenery, waterfalls, caves (with running water inside), bridges, hummingbirds, foliage, real oil lamps (and it is lovely to smell the oil inside the caves) flowers …

Reminded me of Acadia. Reminded Teischan of Yosemite (and to be fair it has quite a few similarities to the adjoining “Kings Canyon National Park” that we did visit during our trip to Yosemite in April). Very sylvan.

Different to “Polar Caves“. The main difference being that “Polar Caves”, in the main”, is a cliffside adventure while “Lost River” is all inside an immersive gorge — with the sight and sound of rushing water never far away. The caves are very different too. “Lost River” caves are deeper, HARDER TO NAVIGATE and has some lovely water features inside them. Teischan loved them — especially the fairly large waterfall.

You DEFINITELY have to crawl on your hands and KNEES, belly to the ground! My pants were filthy. Makes “Polar Caves” feel like a walk in a very open park. I couldn’t get past the ‘Go-NO Go’ Lemon Squeezer Gauge — though I didn’t try too hard to make it (given that at nearly 63 years of age I know my limitations). After that I gave the last 3 caves a miss. I had done enough crawling for the day.

Teischan loved it. Claims it is her new favorite.

This does NOT mean that you should not bother with “Polar Caves”. BUT, if due to time or budget you can ONLY do one then it should be “Lost River”. SMILE.



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