The Kuan Yin Shrine, Bangkok - the Goddess of Mercy on the Chao Phraya
The Kuan Yin Shrine in Bangkok is in an old Chinese building within a community on the Chao Phraya River where time seems to have stood still for the last 200 years.
The site originally had two shrines built in the reign of King Taksin (1767 - 1782) by his Chinese supporters. The dilapidated buildings were torn down in the reign of King Rama III (1824 - 1851) and rebuilt to house Kuan Yin, the goddess of mercy.
Today, the Kuan Yin Shrine is in the care of a local Chinese family living in the area. In Thai, the goddess of mercy is known as Jao Mae Kuan Im.
Kuan Yin, an ancient Chinese goddess, embodies the virtues of love, kindness, compassion and forgiveness, a legend that goes back to 300 BC.
The youngest daughter of a Chinese king, she was blessed with virtue and spurned her corrupted father's greed for wealth and power. When she rejected his order for an arranged marriage, he drove her out of their home.
Rejected, persecuted and exiled by her father, she dedicated her remaining years as a nun healing the sick and destitute and as a savior of shipwrecked sailors. When her father was mortally ill, she sacrificed her eyes and arms for the antidote to save him.
Her selflessness earned her eternal worship and the Kuan Yin Shrine became a Chinese cultural heritage. The early Chinese immigrants to Bangkok continued the tradition and built a shrine for the goddess of mercy on the Chao Phraya River near where they lived.
An elevated walkway, a recent addition, runs from the pier along the riverbanks and a small footbridge with a red arch links the walkway to the main gate of the shrine. At the end of a small red-tiled courtyard is the period Chinese structure housing the Kuan Yin Shrine.
Images of classical Chinese characters are engraved on the front walls and above the opened main door, two fiery dragons ride the crest of the roof, glaring down fiercely. The wooden doors in the sidewalls leading to the inner quarters behind are closed.
Inside the shrine, painted walls of Chinese warriors and old red Chinese lanterns hanging from the rafters create a mood reminiscent of ancient China, a mood seemingly unchanged over the years in the Kuan Yin Shrine.
A smaller altar with several Kuan Yin statues stands in the open yard in the center of the shrine. In the main altar, in the covered area to the rear, a metre-high gold statue of Kuan Yin, the goddess of mercy, sits serenely facing the Chao Phraya River.
It's not a busy shrine on non-festive days. The occasional worshipper comes in to pray and pay respects as the day goes lazily by. Life on the river is quiet except for a few children playing by the pier and the odd fisherman.
Meanwhile, in the Kuan Yin Shrine, the goddess of mercy, gazes benignly at the bustling river beyond as the riverboats go streaming by.
The Kuan Yin Shrine is one of the many Bangkok Shrines in the old city.
The Kuan Yin Shrine is one of the legacies that make up the rich cultural milieu of Bangkok. This article first appeared in Tour Bangkok Legacies, a historical travel site on people, places and events that shaped the landscape of Bangkok. The author, Eric Lim, is a free-lance writer who lives in Bangkok Thailand.
Nervous to explore the outdoors? This company takes out the guesswork KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City
There's a free festival this weekend called "Rendezvous" that's put on by outdoor publication Vamoose Utah, whose sole mission is to help you get outside.
Good Friday, Easter services at Notre Dame Cathedral will go on -- outdoors UPI News
Services for Good Friday will be held outdoors at Paris' fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral and one of the relics saved from the blaze this week will feature ...
Restaurant review: Waterfront dining awaits at Palm Valley Outdoors The Florida Times-Union
On a recent picturesque Sunday under the Palm Valley Bridge, we pulled up to Palm Valley Outdoors via boat to a bustling scene — live music, cornhole games, ...
Couple closing outdoors shop to strike out on new adventures WCAX
It's the end of an era in Rutland. After 42 years, the husband and wife team behind Mountain Travelers Hike & Ski Shop have decided to close their doors.
Seeing the first signs of life outdoors in spring is fitting for the Easter season - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Seeing the first signs of life outdoors in spring is fitting for the Easter season Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
As an outdoors person, I've never been a big fan of spring in Wisconsin. It always seemed like the worst time of year to do anything outside. If it's warm, it rains, ...
How Instagram Ruined the Great Outdoors The New Republic
There was once a swimming hole in a stream-fed gorge on the public lands of the Catskill Mountains that was gloriously free of Homo sapiens. You could go ...
McLean County outdoors store looking to grow messenger-inquirer
Since Mark Melloy opened Southern Outdoors of Kentucky at 403 Henton St. in Livermore two years ago, he says the community has welcomed the business ...
Central Kansas Outdoors 4-20 KSAL
Bob Roberts interviews Brian Sowers, fisheries biologist for Wilson reservoir. Brian is stocking a lot of Walleyes in various sizes to get that species back to where ...
Outdoors calendar for Lancaster County, week beginning April 21 LancasterOnline
... • Hikes for public, led by Lancaster Hiking Club: At 1:15 p.m., hike six easy to moderate miles along the Pequea Creek Trail. Meet at the corner of Race and ...
Brower: The evolving outdoor vibe in Granby, Colorado Sky Hi News
Patrick Brower, Grand Enterprise Initiative Imagine that. Activity is brewing in Granby that promises to change the look and feel of downtown and the town in ...
37 North Expeditions finds path to outdoor success in Ozarks Springfield News-Leader
One year in, Springfield company is expanding its trip offerings.
Scott Rall: Recycling options exist for old sporting stuff Daily Globe
BY SCOTT RALL. The Globe outdoors columnist. The rummage sale season is about to get into high gear. Are you one of the folks who just can't drive by a sale ...
Outdoors: West Virginia DNR issues bear reminder | News, Sports, Jobs Parkersburg News
CHARLESTON — Spring is here and black bears will be coming out of their winter hibernation and looking for food, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resou.
Toano Middle School breaks ground on outdoor classroom Virginia Gazette
They broke ground earlier this month, by this time next year, Toano Middle School will have a new outdoor classroom, allowing students to get some *fresh* air ...
Good Fridays outdoors I remember | Ledger Independent Ledger Independent
Though he has been gone for more than fifty years, I well remember that my dad told me that Good Friday is always a good day to fish, and the current fishing…
Focused on Fitness: Learning mixed martial arts outdoors WJTV
WJTV is focused on fitness throughout the month of April. WJTV 12's Shay O'Connor brought her sidekick DeAngelo Marquise for a quick workout with a master ...
Oregon Outdoors: Riddle me this KTVL
Nathan Riddle bombs down the Jabberwocky Trail on his mountain bike with his trademark combination of chaos and control. The Ashland-based pro racer ...
Seniors Outdoors! weekly events The Durango Herald
Seniors Outdoors! has announced the following activities for next week:
Iowa's Great Outdoors - Morel Mushrooms & Ticks Local 5 - WeAreIowa.com
Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. AddThis Sharing Buttons.
Outdoors notebook: Upshaw notches first FLW Tour win Tulsa World
Tulsa bass pro Andrew Upshaw won the FLW Tour at Tennessee's Cherokee Lake after taking the lead the first day and never letting go. His four-day total of 20 ...
Puget Sound Outdoors holds womxn and nonbinary climbing trip The Puget Sound Trail
“Do you like inclusivity, body positivity and empowerment?” This is the line that heads the “Womxn and Nonbinary Climbing Night” emails that Puget Sound ...
Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Area Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson, Sr. TAPinto.net
Water temperatures in the southern Ocean County area are slowly rising into the mid 50's, and that means the fish are getting more active. At this point good ...
Anderson: Some state legislators would again dip into trust fund for outdoors - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Anderson: Some state legislators would again dip into trust fund for outdoors Minneapolis Star Tribune
Public beware: Some again want to dip into lottery-fed environmental fund.
Wanted: trail stewards | Outdoors Lewiston Morning Tribune
Members of the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation are looking to recruit new and younger blood for their annual weeklong work outing to maintain the ...
Midd Gone Wild: New Student Environmental Club Takes to the Outdoors Middlebury Campus
For students who may be interested in engaging intimately with the environment, the Wild Middlebury Project is a great place to start.
Grady Phillips, founder of Grady's Great Outdoors, dies at 88 Anderson Independent Mail
Henry Grady Phillips, founder of Grady's Great Outdoors in Anderson, died Sunday.
Outdoors Xtras: A beastly backpack, muddy water and cajun cooking Tribune-Review
Gear of the week Gear name: Beast28 Company: Matador (everybodyshops.com/matador-beast28-packable-backpack.html) Gear type: Backpack Product ...
Math League Champs, Enjoy Art Outdoors & More… Osprey Observer
Burns Middle Awarded Math League Grand Champion. In February, Burns Middle School competed in Hillsborough County Math League competition with ...
Junior Fishing Rodeo fast approaching | Outdoors Paris Post Intelligencer
Among the popular events during the World's Biggest Fish Fry is the Junior Fishing Rodeo and it's fast approaching.
Be safe when exercising outdoors Tyler Morning Telegraph
You've made a plan to be more active, and you're ready to go outside and get started. But before you do, make sure that you can exercise safely in your.
How You Can Keep Outdoor Allergens From Coming Indoors Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic
When springtime pollen arrives ― it comes on strong and quick, and can bring symptoms of sneezing, and itchy watery eyes with it. An allergist explains effective ...
Marathon runners stay safe when training outdoors INFORUM
She is training for the 5K and 10K at the Fargo Marathon coming up in May. Marathon runners stay safe when training outdoors. Rewind 10 Seconds. Next Up.
Biologists again put through the springer wringer | Outdoors Lewiston Morning Tribune
Spring chinook managers and anglers find themselves in a familiar position, wondering if the meager counts of fish passing Bonneville Dam on the Columbia ...
Workshops offer women outdoors skills instruction Toledo Blade
If the outdoors — the hunting camps, fly fishing streams, guiding profession, campgrounds, duck blinds, marinas, shooting ranges, hiking trails, and charter ...
Outdoors in Maine: Club fighting against salmon endangered classification Lewiston Sun Journal
There's a worthy saying that goes like this: “Bad things happen when good men do nothing.” The Veazie Salmon Club, to its credit, is not sitting on its collective ...
Look What the Cat Dragged In: Parasites The New York Times
You got a kitten. Congratulations! You've joined the club of more than 36 million Americans with pet cats. Now, will your kitty be an indoor cat or an outdoor cat?
OUTDOORS CALENDAR | Outdoors | wiscnews.com WiscNews
April 15 through July 31 – It is illegal to allow dogs to run on DNR lands and Federal Waterfowl Production Areas lands during this time unless the dog is.
Palmetto Gas wants to help customers add life to their outdoors Sumter Item
With the opening of the second phase of its business earlier this month, Palmetto Gas wants to help area residents 'make your outdoor area your favorite room in ...
Outdoors notebook: Bass fishing, turkey season and more AL.com
Bass fishing action, turkey hunting, and a meeting of Alabama's Forever Wild are all on the agenda.
Art Lander's Outdoors: Snakes are common across rural Kentucky, and play beneficial role in nature - User-generated content
Art Lander's Outdoors: Snakes are common across rural Kentucky, and play beneficial role in nature User-generated content
Snakes are common across rural Kentucky, and play a beneficial role in nature. Warming temperatures bring snakes out of hibernation, usually by mid-to-late ...
Active outdoors: Awareness helps avoid spring booby traps Concord Monitor
At this time of year, it's easy to get lulled into believing that spring is finally here. It has to get warmer, doesn't it? Sure. Eventually. Some day. But in the meantime ...
Menhaden: The little fish causing a big stink Virginian-Pilot
No single fish swimming Virginia waters has caused the kind of decades-old debate that menhaden have.
Madison glamping company makes adventuring in the outdoors chic Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
There is nothing quite like falling asleep under the stars and a Madison-based luxury camping and events company is making roughing it a breeze with ...
Nursing kits, osprey platform, young turkey hunters: Notes, Chicago outdoors Chicago Sun-Times
Nursing fox kits, an osprey nesting platform and young turkey hunters are among the notes around Chicago outdoors.
OTHA BARHAM: Greatest outdoor moments Meridian Star
For thousands of years, a segment of our human kind have been awestruck by the sights, sounds and smells of the outdoor environment. I am one of those lucky ...
Officials launch crackdown on northern pike | Outdoors Lewiston Morning Tribune
Coeur d'Alene Lake managers will aggressively target northern pike in the southern end of Lake Coeur d'Alene starting this month.
How you can get started with your birding adventure Bangor Daily News
Birding has become one of America's most popular activities. More than 50 million people do it. Non-believers may think birding is about as thrilling as stamp ...
Learning takes to the great outdoors for Rochester students Foster's Daily Democrat
ROCHESTER — Some of Rochester's youngest scientists paid a visit recently to check in on progress toward new outdoor classrooms and other amenities in the ...
$2M land buy laying groundwork for new outdoor rec venture RichmondBizSense
After parting ways with the outdoors recreation startup he co-founded, Aaron Bumgarner is kicking off his next outdoors-focused venture with a 1,400-acre land ...
Get Outdoors: Pattison State Park KBJR 6
Spring-time is a period of melting snow and ice, and At Pattison State Park.. the water flows over some beautiful waterfalls. In this week's Get Outdoors,
Hatcher Pass could see snowcat, heli-skiing next winter Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
A company that wants to shuttle skiers by snowcat and helicopter to distant peaks in the increasingly popular Hatcher Pass area has sparked objections from ...
Outdoors Report: April 19, 2019 | Sports | journaltimes.com Journal Times
The snow that fell last week across the north is diminishing and has disappeared where it fell in the southeast. NOAA satellite images show the rapid loss of ...
Okeanos leaving Marianas for good | Outdoors Kokomo Perspective
SAIPAN – The Polynesian sailing canoe once called the Okeanos Marianas – now called the Okeanos Ambassador – will depart from Smiling Cove this Sunday, ...
Local News, Outdoors: CRITTERS OF NORTH IDAHO: Wild Turkey Coeur d'Alene Press
On Jan. 26, 1784, Benjamin Franklin described in a letter to his daughter the bird he championed as the perfec.
Spring is peeking around the corner | Outdoors The Laconia Daily Sun
If ever there were a spring day so perfect,. so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze. that it made you want to throw. advertisement. open all the windows in the ...
How to protect your personal safety while outdoors alone WPSD Local 6
PADUCAH — As it gets warmer outside, many of you will spend more time outside — going on runs, walks, or playing with your kids. It's important to be aware of ...
Outdoors in Maine: Studies aim to understand smelt cycles Lewiston Sun Journal
It can vary by days, but in Maine the middle of April always ushers in the annual smelt runs from coldwater lakes up nearby brooks and streams. As every salmon ...
Nonresidents of Tennessee can obtain Native Tennessean licenses Kokomo Perspective
NASHVILLE — — Nonresidents of Tennessee, who were born in the Volunteer State, have the opportunity to apply for Native Tennessean annual licenses.
Grand Teton and Yellowstone waive entrance fees this Saturday Teton Valley News
Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park will waive entrance fees on Saturday, April 20 to celebrate the start of National Park Week.
OUTDOORS: Memories of Center Hill | Sports | wilsonpost.com Wilson Post
The sun is starting to sink and we are in one of my favorite coves on Center Hill. It is not my Center Hill of years past.
Courtyards act as transitions between indoors, outdoors Las Vegas Review-Journal
Dear Gail: We live in an older neighborhood on a nice quiet street. We have a very large front yard and were thinking about adding a courtyard. We entertain a ...
Enjoy the great outdoors at Earth Day celebrations Journal Inquirer
Earth Day is just around the corner, with celebrations scheduled this weekend and next in honor of the environmental movement first staged April 22, 1970.
Connection to sunlight, outdoors drives modern-home demand Washington Post
On nearly a national level, the grip of traditional home archetypes has loosened exponentially faster than modern homes can be erected.
Outdoors briefs: Smith River State Park now open to float Great Falls Tribune
Montana State Parks announced that Smith River State Park is open to floaters as of Monday, April 15. The park opening had been scheduled for April 1 but was ...
Inside the Outdoors: The intersection of cars and wildlife: What happens if you hit an animal? - Canyon Courier
Inside the Outdoors: The intersection of cars and wildlife: What happens if you hit an animal? Canyon Courier
The sun is just breaking over the mountain as you drive to work, and a deer springs heedlessly and unavoidably into your path. Later in the evening, the ...
Messy spring still annoying anglers; crappie spawn a mystery Paris Post Intelligencer
Dogwood winter started the week off for the Kentucky Lake fishing scene as frigid temperatures followed a wet and windy weekend. A quick rebound returned by ...
Victim of fall, Nampa woman remembered for love of outdoors and adventure malheurenterprise.com
Family members say Amanda Poole, who died March 30 in a fall from a cliff, should be remembered for her sense of adventure and love of life.
New battlefield park ranger relates job to teaching Frederick News Post
Jana Friesen McCabe didn't always want to be a park ranger. She wanted to be a professor of Latin American history.
New nonprofit gives back to veterans, military members through outdoor experiences - Dubois County Free Press
New nonprofit gives back to veterans, military members through outdoor experiences Dubois County Free Press
Not surprisingly, the magic happens around the campfire, the walks in the woods and the drives to the hunting grounds. Those are the moments that stick with ...
County Board to Consider The Salt Line's Planned Outdoor Cafe ARLnow
Seafood restaurant The Salt Line is coming to Ballston next year and plans to have a large outdoor patio space with seating for up to 100 patrons. Before it.
Falcons won’t play outdoors until November 17 NBC Sports
The Falcons can plan for a comfortable start to the season. Atlanta's schedule starts with nothing but indoor stadiums: Four home games, and five road games ...
1st Massachusetts farmers moving toward approval to grow marijuana outdoors MassLive.com
The Cannabis Control Commission approved the first two provisional licenses for companies — Theory Wellness and BCWC — that plan to grow marijuana ...
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Still sporting the antlers Bemidji Pioneer
BEMIDJI—Dave Rave, DNR Bemidji area wildlife supervisor, recently spotted a buck still sporting his antlers near the Minnesota Department of Natural ...
Industry Buzz: Moosejaw's bike and ski store, the Outdoor States podcast, Todd Walton, Snow Peak, Hobie, and more - SNEWS
Industry Buzz: Moosejaw's bike and ski store, the Outdoor States podcast, Todd Walton, Snow Peak, Hobie, and more SNEWS
Camber Outdoors recently announced the 2019 Pitchfest finalists: Sarah Lockwood of College Outside, Nailah Blades of Color Outside, CJ Riggins of RSport, ...
Outdoor track: Teams to watch Press Herald
GIRLS. 1. Cheverus: The defending Class A champions are seeking their third straight title. Cheverus returns Victoria Bossong, Emma Gallant and Emma White, ...
OUTDOORS: Strait of Juan de Fuca chinook seasons hit hard by cuts Peninsula Daily News
PORT ANGELES — Significant restrictions in recreational fishing opportunities along the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound were revealed when ...
Clearing the Mount Washington Auto Road, one foot at a time The Union Leader
GREEN'S GRANT — On Wednesday, the annual clearing of the Mount Washington Auto Road entered its second week, with a team working in the “S Curves” ...
Cover crops recommended for damaged farmland | Outdoors Rockdale Newton Citizen
LINCOLN - After Nebraska's severe spring weather, the Natural Resources Conservation *Service* is offering some funding to plant cover crops on damaged ...
'I can do it!': SportsAbility provides outdoor opportunities at Maclay Gardens State Park - Tallahassee.com
'I can do it!': SportsAbility provides outdoor opportunities at Maclay Gardens State Park Tallahassee.com
Hundreds of outdoor activity lovers bustled through Maclay Gardens State Park Saturday afternoon. SportsAbility, a program with the Florida Disabled Outdoors ...
Outdoors Report: Missoula conservation group seeing rapid growth KPAX-TV
Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video.
7 Great Deals on Outdoor Tech and Camera Gear Outside Magazine
The right tools can make your experience outdoors even better. Start with these deals on our favorite equipment and accessories. Jeremy Rellosa · portable ...
Ty Haney of Outdoor Voices on the Stress-Busting Rituals That Keep Her on Top Bon Appetit
Ty Haney, the founder and CEO of cult apparel company Outdoor Voices, runs on local nut milk and indoor rock climbing.
Linda Tatsapaugh '88, Davidson Outdoors Host Tree Climb With a Purpose Davidson News
Lydia Soifer has always enjoyed a good tree, first as a young kid swinging from a low branch in her back yard, then later, perched on a high limb reading a book.
Outdoor notes: New process for awarding big game draw permits starts this year - Scottsbluff Star Herald
Outdoor notes: New process for awarding big game draw permits starts this year Scottsbluff Star Herald
Hunters should be aware of a new process for awarding big game draw permits starting this year, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says. Applicants ...
REI classes: hiking, cycling, camping, photography, and more Business Insider
Enjoy the outdoors or try something new with REI classes and events. Classes include hiking, cycling, camping, photography, and more.
Where to Find the Best Outdoor Happy Hour Bars in DC Washingtonian
Take advantage of specials in the sunshine at these bars and beer gardens.
Outdoor Rec staff can help plan fun adventures, rent needed equipment Dayton Daily News
Did you know you can rent a camper from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base's Outdoor Recreation?
Pocket Outdoor Media adds Nick Ramey and five veteran sales staff to VeloNews and BRAIN - Bicycle Retailer
Pocket Outdoor Media adds Nick Ramey and five veteran sales staff to VeloNews and BRAIN Bicycle Retailer
BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pocket Outdoor Media has added six of the endurance sports industry's best salespeople to its sales staff for VeloNews, Bicycle ...
Spring football notebook: South Dakota Coyotes enjoying life in the great outdoors - Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Spring football notebook: South Dakota Coyotes enjoying life in the great outdoors Sioux Falls Argus Leader
VERMILLION — The last few wintry days not withstanding, the South Dakota football team has enjoyed practicing outside whilst renovations begin inside the ...
Outdoor track: Athletes to watch Press Herald
GIRLS. Nyagoa Bayak, Westbrook senior: Bayak won the high jump (5 feet, 11 inches) and was second in the triple jump (37-4) at the Class A state meet last ...
Track Preview: Scarborough's Jarett Flaker ready for a healthy outdoor season Press Herald
He currently is in the Southwest, visiting family in Arizona and seeing the sights, from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Jarett Flaker is moving around, but you ...
Colorado's best outdoors photography from March 2019 The Denver Post
Check out photos of ski joring, Frozen Dead Guy Days, high country snow and lots of skiing all shot in March.
Outdoors in Maine: The sad and avoidable snowsled contradiction Lewiston Sun Journal
How about these for contradictory headlines? Headline one: A Great Season of Snowmobiling. Headline two: More Snowsled Deaths in 2019. The first story, by ...
If You Absolutely Hate Camping, But Love The Outdoors, Take These 5 Vacations Instead Elite Daily
I'm the first person to opt for an outdoorsy adventure — as long as it's temporary. In other words, I will gladly go kayaking, hiking, or even horseback riding in the ...
Orlando to try and break record for largest outdoor pizza party on Saturday Fox 35 Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Want free pizza and become part of history? Just show up to Church Street in downtown Orlando and help hundreds of ...
Hookset Brothers Combat Recovery believes the outdoors is healing for military veterans - Connecting Vets
Hookset Brothers Combat Recovery believes the outdoors is healing for military veterans Connecting Vets
At the heart of Hookset Brothers Combat Recovery's mission is a belief that something magical happens when veterans who suffer from combat-related ...
The Guilford County outdoor track and field championships Greensboro News & Record
The Guilford County outdoor track and field championships at Southeast Guilford High School took place on Thursday, April 18, 2019.
Industry Buzz: Cotopaxi Foundation, Patagonia lawsuit, Coozie Outdoors, REI profit, Bill Supple, and more - SNEWS
Industry Buzz: Cotopaxi Foundation, Patagonia lawsuit, Coozie Outdoors, REI profit, Bill Supple, and more SNEWS
On Cotopaxi's fifth birthday, the brand is launching the Cotopaxi Foundation to help educate and support underprivileged and underrepresented communities.
Vivint's New Outdoor Camera Pro Helps Stop Thieves Before They Strike Forbes
Vivint has built a brand new outdoor camera that's not just vigilant, but smart enough to tell when you need to know who's lurking around your place.
The Bowerman: 2019 Men's Mid-Outdoor Watch List ::: The Bowerman: The Nation's Top Award for Collegiate Track & Field Athletes - U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association
The Bowerman: 2019 Men's Mid-Outdoor Watch List ::: The Bowerman: The Nation's Top Award for Collegiate Track & Field Athletes U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association
NEW ORLEANS – Things are kind of in a holding pattern right now when it comes to the Men's Watch List for The Bowerman. While there has been a bunch of ...
Campsite Meal Planning and Recipe
Hello Again,Today we will be talking about meal planning. Meals are one of the most memorable aspects of any camping trip and if one meal is a disaster you will never hear the end of it.
Kerala Backwaters - Gently Down the Stream
The quaint little balcony was large enough to accommodate two cane chairs, a table and little else. To reach it we had to climb over the ledge of our bedroom window and since the projection had no protective railing we had to be careful not to trip or fall over into the water below.
Hiking Trails Mt. Washington Valley NH - Trekking trails USA
Mt. Washington Valley Trails & Mt Washington - NHThe highest mountain in the northeast state of New Hampshire, at 6288 feet, Mt.
Gambling Isnt the Only Thing to do in Las Vegas
Do you think the only thing to do in Las Vegas is gamble? Would you believe that there are a multitude of great hiking trails in a place where all-you-can-eat casino buffets are par for the course? Southern Nevada is chock full of great hiking trails ready to be discovered. Hiking areas near Las Vegas include: Red Rock, Mt.
My Five-Ounce Sleeping Bag
Okay, it wasn't quite a sleeping bag. However, it was only five ounces, and it kept me warm as the temperature dropped to the low forties on the bank of the Manistee River in Michigan.
A Review of Inflatable Boat Manufacturers
There are many manufacturers of inflatable boats on the market today. Included below is an overview of each of the key manufacturers.
Navigating on the Mountain, in Water, or in Woods there is an eTrex Unit For You
Truly a small wonder, the eTrex takes the best features of a 12 parallel channel GPS receiver and put them into a six ounce package that is only four inches high and two inches wide. The result is a unit that will literally fit in the palm of your hand.
Mystic Seaport Captured - Links to Our Past Guide, Part 3
Mystic Seaport celebrates the seafaring past of New England. Known as The Museum of America and the Sea, the seaport is an entertaining journey through 19th century nautical life.
Boondocking is fun! Boondockers go anywhere they want, at any time they want and at any speed they want! If you are a member of Loners on Wheels (LoW) or any other single RV'ing group you will want to boondock at least some of the time.Boondocking provides an almost perfect way to see America for little housing costs.
San Diego Beach Hikes - Cardiff to Carlsbad
San Diego offers a bevy of interesting hikes. With the average home price being around $500,000, they better be interesting!To unwind, I typically stop on my way home from work to hike from Cardiff to Carlsbad on the beach.
Top Five African Safari Destinations
Any vacations in Africa will not be complete without going on a safari to experience the wild animals and the peace and tranquillity of the bushveld.But there are literally hundreds of national parks and wildlife areas in Africa that you can travel to.
Have you ever gone solo backpacking? If you have, you'll probably agree that it isn't a matter of it being better or worse than backpacking with friends. It's just a different activity altogether.
The Great Outdoors is to be Explored and Loved in all its fullness
The thing with enjoying the great outdoors is seeing aspects of life that you do not normally see during your normal weekly activities. The familiar sea breezes, the smells of spring flowers, the winter winds, fantastic views from mountain tops and so much more.
Ultralight Backpacks - The Lightest
Why ultralight backpacks? Devotees of ultralight backpacking know you reduce your packweight most by concentrating on the "big three;" backpack, shelter, and sleeping bag. Forget those 6-pound backpacks, 9-pound tents and 5-pound sleeping bags.
Dancing With Whales
We've all heard about whalewatching from boats or shore, and a few companies are now offering the possibility of actually swimming and snorkeling with whales in the wild. Is this a good thing?Some whalewatching operators in the Kingdom of Tonga, South Pacific islands, advertise the possibility of swimming and snorkeling with humpback whales during the cetacean's annual migration from July to October.
Viewpoints on Whale Watching in Hermanus!
If you're looking to spot a whale, the first few things you'll hear people say is:"Hermanus has the best land-based whale watching in the world" and "You're sure to see hundreds of whales breaching from the waters off the rocky cliffs to the West" or "You'll definitely see them lob tailing from the vantage point of the golden beaches to the East".And this indeed is a fact.
Inflatable Pontoon Boats
Bryce Whitmore designed the modern whitewater inflatable pontoon boat, and in fact designed several models. The one that has been produced the most is a three-tube model of unparalleled maneuverability and load bearing capacity.
Hiking Shoes Versus Hiking Boots
Hiking shoes versus hiking boots? Hiking shoes win. Okay, next issue? No, really.
Shark Attacks! How Common are They? Where do They Occur?
Last week in Australia, one man's day at beach could have turned into a disaster: He was attacked by a seven-foot bronze whaler shark while surfing about 100 yards out from Sydney's Bronte Beach.Fortunately, the man, Simon Letch, stayed calm and "shoved the board at [the shark] like a barge pole.
Taking an Alaskan Cruise - What to Pack
Packing in general can be a hassle. But when going on an Alaskan cruise, it can be even harder because of the colder weather.
|home | site map | Ocean Photography|