Pipe Dreaming Saturday: The Skeleton Coast and Death Valley

I’m afraid this installment of PDS might be a little on the morbid side… For about 300 miles, the coast of southwest Africa becomes a deserted wilderness that harkens back to the days of whaling and shipwrecks. It’s called the Skeleton Coast, and it attracts travelers in need of incredible vistas and bone-chilling sights. The African Bushmen called the Skeleton Coast, “Land God Made in Anger.” The Portuguese agreed, … Continue reading Pipe Dreaming Saturday: The Skeleton Coast and Death Valley

Pipe Dreaming Saturday: Patagonia and Zion National Park

No, the image below is not a painting.                 It’s a picture of the Torres del Paine in Chile’s national park of the same name. Granite pillars, rich green hills, and strikingly blue lakes are scattered about this 935 square mile natural wonderland. Before 1959, the park was actually a giant sheep ranch, and has yet to fully … Continue reading Pipe Dreaming Saturday: Patagonia and Zion National Park