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Article: Around the World...
Alone by Jessica Miller
from Panama, Zac Sunderland of Southern
California, and Michael Perham from England
all shared the same dream when they set sail in 2008
for the open ocean…
I might have slept some four or
five hours, and a dreamless and satisfying sleep it was. But I am
certain --let skeptics say what they will -- that, before I awoke, I
had a visible perception of peril--a consciousness of the hovering
presence of death! The only way to describe it is that an inward
ability to detect a nearby presence of danger was given to me. Because
even though blinded by sleep...
best vacations are
the ones we plan well and start in the winter. This year
-- the summer of '08 -- our sights are set on a trip to Yellowstone, where we can experience, first-hand, some of the
most spectacular scenery in the country. One of the
highlights will be to paddle a canoe down a portion of a nearby river
Lewis and Clark explored in 1805. It will be a canoe
we have built ourselves...
Ever wonder what the big deal is? Why was Mom always
yelling at us to put our jackets on? They slowed us
down and made us look silly (even though a runny
nose never got us into the "in-crowd"
either). Anyway, lets see if we can shed some light
on the subject. There are all sorts of
interesting facts about how the body loses heat in
the wind and rain...
people are afraid of coyotes. They run in packs,
howl eerily at the moon, and are meat eaters. Their
intelligence is legendary. They have never been on
an endangered species list because they have always
been considered pests that need to be kept under
control. There are no states in which you can not
hunt coyotes, and some places even offer bounties on
wife and I were having a wonderful experience
wandering on a trail in the foothills of the San
Diego mountains, close to the Mexican border. We had
seen signs that several interesting large mammals
had been in the area; coyote, and bobcat, and had
been watching beautiful woodpeckers skirting from
tree to tree. All of a sudden, the woods became
quiet, and all signs of the wildlife disappeared...