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September 24, 2008

another swallow video

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September 23, 2008


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The Swallows on the CT River

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It's sunset!

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Which means the swallows are beginning their nightly September ritual on the CT River. Thousands of swallows gather above Goose Island, just south of Essex on the other side of the river. They fly together around and around, diving and funneling together. Then, when the sun has set, they all suddenly begin to cascade down into the cattails for the night, until there isn't a single one left in the air.

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We're going to get a front row seat.

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Here they are! This is such an amazing thing to witness. It is undescribable, and the photos won't do it justice. Here are some videos, which show it a little better, but you really must see it in person.

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Mom and George

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Dad, with swallows in the sky behind

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George got pooped on!

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The Riverquest, $40 per person for the swallows tour. Ha!

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September 12, 2008

The Empress Hotel, Victoria, BC

Joanne and Jeff went on a trip to Victoria, BC. Here are some of their awesome photos.
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Floating in Whalebone Creek

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September 11, 2008

Neat Chameleon

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Want to learn more about this cool animal? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chameleon

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September 06, 2008

More boating...

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Heather and Jim Stone on the Lieutenant River

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Going Fast!

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We're having the MOST FUN!

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Dinner stop at Selden's Island

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Mmmm... Burgers!

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Better than a restaurant!

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I wish summer would last a little longer.

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September 02, 2008

Stone Walls






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Evening Boat Cruise behind Nott's Island, Essex



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