Shaktown

Visited a well being hand-dug with dynamite, a drilled well hitting water, and Shak’s sites in Seglemen, Ethiopia.

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Second Day in Ethiopia

Climbed Gheralta to visit the church at the top of the mountain, checked into the Gheralta Lodge, and visited a village called Girat Mikdah Keshe that received a well from Charity: Water two years ago. Guest photographers: John Vechey and Scott Harrison.

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First day in Ethiopia

Visiting new drilling rig, in Charity: Water yellow, visited a village without clean water yet that’s going to get it later this year, played soccer in Abenaa (lost 2-1, but good game).

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Sayulita

First full day at the Automattic Janitorial meetup in Sayulita. All taken with a NEX-7.

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Birthday at Thee Parkside

Did low-key drinks at a fun bar called Thee Parkside for birthday, always fun to see friends new and old. Experimenting with a new camera, the Sony NEX-7, though these blurry bar photos don’t really do it justice.

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Webfest and Budva

Webfest.me conference, dinner at Sveti Stefan, walking through old city in Budva, and after-party.

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Glacier

Ice, ice, and more ice. Very cool. Jumped in the arctic water (for a few seconds). Spotted a polar bear.

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Polar Bear and Ice

Sighting of a polar bear eating an old seal, first ride on zodiacs, lots of glacial ice, and a cool bird.

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Svalbard and Ship

Flying into Longyearbyen and arriving for the first time on the Silver Explorer vessel.

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Alaska Day 7

Leaving the takeout point, Kavik camp (one of the most fascinating places I’ve ever been), arriving back in Fairbanks.

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Alaska Day 5

Many hours of rowing, a double rainbow, arriving at takeout point, costumes, and killer squirrels.

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Alaska Day 4

A day of “rest” that ended up being a 8 hour hike in the tussocks (which are really hard to walk through), up to Red Hill, some interesting birds, tracks, bones, skulls, and two moose.

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