Well, taking a cruise is not sounding so appealing right now, but it is still a great way to see a lot in a very little time.  Some cruise ship ports are very touristy, and some are rather more industrial; either way there is some great scenery.  I believe this was the port in Naples, Italy, where we disembarked to visit Pompeii.

Here is a surprising reflection in a picture I took in Gougane Barra, Ireland.  This plaque is on a cross, commemorating where St. Finbarr lived on the island.  But you can see me in the reflection!  My coat is bright blue, my phone taking the picture is bright green, and my hands and face are peachy.  It makes for a fun double image.

Thanks to Miriam for being the guest host this week! You can find more reflections at the original Lens-Artist challenge.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

Garzcocha Lagoon

From La Selva Ecolodge, Ecuador.

After our tour of the Galápagos, our group flew over the mountains to spend a few days in the interior lowland rainforest of Ecuador.  We stayed at a lovely ecolodge on the Garzcocha Lagoon, near the Río Napo.  We took several canoe trips around the lagoon; the water was very high because it had rained a lot recently.  But for our stay, the weather was beautiful.

Plenty of animals live in the lagoon, including piranhas and caimans.  It was like playing a real-life version of Amazon Trail.