Author Archives: kenmyhre

About kenmyhre

I am a retired educator, computer professional. Now I like to travel the world by bicycle, on foot and periodically on skis

Onto the Start

Sept 19-27 to Fethiye and Five days walking It took me four days to get to Fethiye from Istanbul, one spent visiting spectacular Ephesus. Enroute I rode a fast ferry, full sized schedule buses, small mini buses unscheduled, taxis and … Continue reading

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Turkey 2019

I was awake when the call to prayers from a mosque nearby announced that morning had come and that I was in Istanbul. I had gone to bed early after close to 20 hours traveling from Calgary . I am … Continue reading

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Colombia – Birds

The birds I have added here represent about 25% of the birds I captured and possibly 15% of the birds Rich and I saw on our trip to Colombia.  The selection is pretty much a random selection from the places … Continue reading

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Colombia Birding – The locations

In my previous post I had touched briefly on Bogota, Minca, Santa Marta and Cartegena. In this post I will discuss the other places we went, mostly to go birding – the primary reason for this trip.  I have included … Continue reading

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Colombia Birding

Colombia 2019 Colombia, fourth in population size in the Americas; behind, the US, Mexico and Brazil, sits at the top end of South America touching Panama, which makes it a birding flyway.  The Spanish arrived in 1499, drawn in large … Continue reading

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Completing the Circle – Into Dublin

I am doing this final post on Ireland after having been home in Calgary for a few days. Oct 7, to Belfast My favourable wind and good weather came to an end.  It was not a long ride from the … Continue reading

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Ireland, Over the Top

Sept 28, to Westport Cold and pretty clear as I climbed the hill heading out of Clifden, near the outer-end of Connemara. The hostel hostess had made a full breakfast for me, much beyond the normal continental style offered in … Continue reading

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Northwards up the Irish West Coast

Sept 20, to Kenmare Heading out onto the Beara Peninsula it was raining again.  It cannot possibly go two days without rain.  It was now heavier than I have had it before.  And then as I was coming down a … Continue reading

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Heading to SW Ireland

Sept 11,12 to Dublin Late leaving Calgary I was re-directed from Toronto to London and then Dublin, arriving at about 3:00 pm, four hours late.  A taxi dropped me off at my warm showers host at a little after 4:00.   … Continue reading

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I’m heading to Ireland

“For the Love of Ireland”, by Susan Cahill, is a compendium of Irish literature that I stumbled upon in preparation for my next soft adventure.  Not only did it give me an easy broad access to the genre but each … Continue reading

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