Philippines or Bust Pt. 14

Philippines or Bust Pt. 14

Philippines or Bust Pt. 14
— Read on notesfromthevicarage.com/2020/01/19/philippines-or-bust-pt-14/

Our arrival at Nature’s Eye

Staycation Pt. 4

Since I had little money to spend on extravagances this year I chose to take several free galavants through the countryside  for my vacation.

One of the places I hiked was Doane’s Falls in Royalston MA. Doanes is just at the outlet of the Miller’s River as it makes its way into the Tully Dam spillway.

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The first time I walked the falls was with my grandparents when I was a little boy. I don’t think I have walked all the way through to Tully since.

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Usually the head waters of the falls are broiling making it very dangerous to swim. Many a diver has jumped into the pool never to reemerge. With the little rainfall we have had the first falls are reduced to a mere trickle of their usual volume.

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The second falls

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The third falls

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Several boasters were taking advantage of the summer heat out on the Tully Dam waterway. It was a beautiful summer day and the whole hike took me about an hour and a half. When you visit bring plenty of water, bug spray and mind the poison ivy!

 

 

We All Wear Masks: Weekly Travel Theme

This week Ailsa has asked us to TAKE OFF OUR MASKS AND DISPLAY THEM FOR THE WORLD TO SEE.

Click the underlined link to see a world of masks at Ailsa’s site.

Here are mine with a few quotes thrown in for good measure:

 

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Youth Pastor Garb

“We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.”
André Berthiaume

 

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“Nothing is more real than the masks we make to show each other who we are.”
Christopher Barzak, The Love We Share Without Know

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“The irony of life is that those who wear masks often tell us more truths than those with open faces.”
Marie Lu, The Rose Society

 

Travel Theme: Graceful

I am posting ahead this week in an effort to avoid gaps in the posting but knowing that the weekend is going to consume me once I am into it. So while this may be coming out on Tuesday I am writing it on Friday. I hope all of you have adjusted to the time change with Daylight Savings upon us.

Ailsa has asked us to show:GRACEFUL

You can discover loads of grace by going to

http://wheresmybackpack.com/2015/03/06/travel-theme-graceful/

Here are my thoughts on the subject

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