Just a Little Further

From the Mountains to the Sea

colorado rockies

 

Mountains, for some folks, have the same effect as the sea for others. Mountains can provide solace, tranquility, a sense of openness and a release from the world. David, as well as our son Brennan, used to climb mountains in their spare time when we lived in Rockies. There are 54 peaks in Colorado above 14,000′ (4,267m) called the Fourteeners. They climbed nearly all of them. I climbed a few … sheer heights do not fall in my favorites category.

 

chungara chili

 

That “Rocky Mountain high”, however, is right up there with the emotions we’ve experience on Nine of Cups at sea. The sky goes on forever. Sunsets and sunrises are marvels. The views go on forever. The air is fresh and clean. It’s blissfully quiet. There’s no one else in the world to interrupt your thoughts or reverie. It’s sacred.

 

patagonia

 

Our mountain climbing days are over, but not our love for the mountains. We’re willing to travel inland just to view them … they’re majestic. The best, though, is seeing snow-covered mountains while sailing. The Patagonian canals and Tierra del Fuego were great for that. It was a double hit of wow.

Here’s a few of the mountains we’ve met in our travels…

 

chimbarozo

 

Chimborazo -Ecuador

 

cotopaxi

 

Avenue of the Volcanoes – Cotapaxi Volcano, Ecuador

 

mount evans

 

Mt Evans views

 

aconcagua andes

 

Aconcagua – Argentina – highest mountain in Argentina

 

grand tetons

 

Grand Teton

 

el dientes tierra del fuego

 

El Dientes in Tierra del Fuego

 

blue mountains australia

 

Blue Mountains of Australia

 

mount rugby port davey

 

Mt Rugby, Port Davey, Tasmania

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