Sailing the Bahamas

I spent six weeks sailing the Bahamas on a catamaran last winter. It was an amazing adventure. My days were spent kitesurfing, kayaking, fishing, spearfishing lobster, doing yoga, exploring islands, in good conversation, reading great books, playing music, cooking and eating good food, and with good friends. In short, it was life being well-lived!

I’m grateful to my friend, Captain Dr. Chris Vonderheide, for inviting me to join him on this epic adventure. Check out his blog at tigerdreamer.com.

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Yolla Bolly Wilderness 2014

For the second year in a row, I visited the Yolla Bolly Wilderness for my birthday in early June. The wilderness is located at the corners of Mendocino, Trinity and Tehama counties, and is a beautiful, pristine, high alpine location. I was accompanied by several close friends and my mother, and I spent a total of eight days hiking, between 6000 and 7500 feet. The wilderness was very dry, due to the low rainfall last winter, but cold mountain streams created vibrant green oases of grass and plants in some spots. Parts of the forest were burned in forest fires three years ago, which you can see in some of the photos. Many trees were dead, and parts of the trail were very hard to follow.

If you would like information about hiking in this amazing wilderness, please contact me. I took notes on my trip, and have a number of helpful suggestions.

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Photo Gallery: Maui Part 2

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Samples from part two of the photo gallery from my December 2013 and January 2014 trip to Maui, Hawaii, USA.

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Photo Gallery: Maui Part 1

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Samples from part one of the photo gallery from my December 2013 and January 2014 trip to Maui, Hawaii, USA.

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Photos: The Wedding of Vanessa and Sherean

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The Wedding of Vanessa and Sherean
Pescadero, California

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Video: Acción Médica Cristiana, La Dalia, Nicaragua

In the mountains in North-West Nicaragua in the department of Matagalpa, Acción Médica Cristiana works to empower women and improve lives through small savings groups, a cow-bank program, health clinics, and other strategies. Their website: amcenglish.org.

Produced for United Methodist Women
Photography and Production by Nile Sprague

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Video: Women and Community & Youth Network Against Violence

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Women and Community & Youth Network Against Violence based in San Francisco Libre, Nicaragua. Empowering youth and women.

Photography and Production by Nile Sprague
Produced for United Methodist Women

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