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The Friday Photo #41 – Now that’s what I call a hole

January 28, 2011 | The Friday Photo, Travel, USA | 8 Comments
Grand Canyon

I’ve taken several road trips over the years, but the best one by far was the few weeks I spent driving from Seattle to San Diego with a mate back in 2004.  In a convertible Mustang.  A red convertible Mustang, of course.  Like there’d be any other option.

We stuck mostly to the US 1 and 101 highways and got to see some amazing coastal scenery as a result, but when we turned inland from Los Angeles I was ill-prepared for the most incredible views of all.  No, not in Vegas – the views there were incredible but in a more “neon and feathers” kind of way.

Pictures of the Grand Canyon just hadn’t prepared me for this mind-blowing, monumental hole in the ground.  The colours and shadows changed dramatically as far as the eye could see and nature’s sheer power could be felt in the scarred rocks that surrounded us as we descended the dusty trail.  This truly was one of the great natural wonders of the world.



Letter to a younger me
Road tripping on the 101 (part one)

8 Comments

  1. Reply

    Christine

    January 28, 2011

    I still haven't been to the Grand Canyon. Now you've made me feel super guilty for flying across the world when I still haven't seen an amazing natural wonder just hours from me. Yuck.

    Great photo though :)

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      Dave

      January 29, 2011

      Ahh, travel guilt for not seeing enough of your own country. I certainly get that now and again too - even though I've seen quite a bit of NZ, I talk to quite a few travellers who've seen much more of it than me! :-|

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    Sunee

    January 28, 2011

    Breathtaking! And the roadtrip sounds awesome!

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      Dave

      January 29, 2011

      The roadtrip was amazing ... I'm thinking about writing a post on it very soon :)

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    Michael Hodson

    February 1, 2011

    nice nice shot -- really shows the scope of the scene, which is tough

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      Dave

      February 1, 2011

      Thank you sir! :)


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