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The eclipse on 8/21/2017 was the most hyped event in many years, and promised to be the most photographed eclipse ever.

I ignored it for the most part because I was in Hawaii and it was to only be a partial there.

Life happened and I found myself living in California, only 10 hours from the “path of totality.”

The journey and story of this 10 day trailer camping trip to the painted hills in Oregon would fill a book.

Let me just say – IT LIVED UP TO THE HYPE!

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Thanks for looking…

We had an awesome adventure the Summer!

Slideshow and Toby Neal (my much better half) blog posts below.

Day 1

http://tobyneal.net/2015/06/17/food-safari-from-maui-to-seattle-mikeandtobytravels/

Day 2 –

http://tobyneal.net/2015/06/18/from-seattle-to-squamish-day-2-of-mikeandtobytravels/

Day 3

http://tobyneal.net/2015/06/19/from-squamish-to-lillooet-and-lost-again-day-3-mikeandtobytravels/

Day 4

http://tobyneal.net/2015/06/19/lillooet-to-barkerville-day-4-of-mikeandtobytravels/

Day 5

http://tobyneal.net/2015/06/20/barkerville-to-smithers-or-bust-and-we-almost-busted-day-5/

Day 6 –

http://tobyneal.net/2015/06/21/smithers-to-port-edward-day-6-of-mikeandtobytravels/

Why Blog?

http://tobyneal.net/2015/06/22/6-great-reasons-to-blog-your-vacation-amwriting/

Day 7

http://tobyneal.net/2015/06/23/cassiar-cannery-day-7-of-mikeandtobytravels/

Day 8

http://tobyneal.net/2015/06/23/ferry-from-prince-rupert-to-juneau-day-8-of-mikeandtobytravels/

The Twilight Zone- Day ?

http://tobyneal.net/2015/06/25/twilight-zone-ferry-day-of-mikeandtobytravels/

Day 8a (9)

http://tobyneal.net/2015/06/26/to-juneau-and-beyond-day-8-of-mikeandtobytravels/

Day 9 (10)

http://tobyneal.net/2015/06/27/glacier-national-park-day-9-of-mikeandtobytravels/

Day 11

http://tobyneal.net/2015/06/28/gusto-in-gustavus-alaska-day-11-of-mikeandtobytravels/

Day 12

http://tobyneal.net/2015/06/29/back-to-juneau-and-camping-day-12-of-mikeandtobytravels/

Day 13

http://tobyneal.net/2015/06/30/to-haines-and-the-yukon-day-13-of-mikeandtobytravels/

Day 14-16

http://tobyneal.net/2015/07/02/whitehorse-to-fort-st-john-days-14-16-of-mikeandtobytravels/

Day 17 –

http://tobyneal.net/2015/07/03/courtesy-matters-in-canada-day-17-of-mikeandtobytravels/

Day 18

http://tobyneal.net/2015/07/04/jasper-national-park-day-18-mikeandtobytravels/

Day 19

http://tobyneal.net/2015/07/05/jasper-to-radium-hot-springs-canada-day-19-mikeandtobytravels/

Day 20

http://tobyneal.net/2015/07/06/radium-hot-springs-to-glacier-national-park-day-20-mikeandtobytravels/

Day 21

http://tobyneal.net/2015/07/07/glacier-national-park-montana-day-21-of-mikeandtobytravels/

Day 22

http://tobyneal.net/2015/07/08/drive-day-22-of-mikeandtobytravels/

Day 23-26

http://tobyneal.net/2015/07/09/lopez-island-in-the-san-juans-mikeandtobytravels/

On Getting Lost

http://tobyneal.net/2015/07/12/on-getting-lost-mikeandtobytravels/

Day 27-28

http://tobyneal.net/2015/07/14/olympic-national-park-day-27-28-mikeandtobytravels/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maui has seen one of the best winter surf seasons in a long time.
Peahi (Jaws) has had some great days!
Below are the links to the full galleries of each.

Paige Alms A little bit of history made on this one!

Paige Alms
A little bit of history made on this one!

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Peahi 1/22/15

Peahi 1/21/15

Peahi 1/21/15

Peahi 12/22/14

Peahi 12/22/14

12/10/14

12/10/14

Peahi 12/9/14

Peahi 12/9/14

This year, with the help of a lot of you on FaceBook, the task of selecting the photos for the 2015 calendar was somewhat easier.

Thanks for the passion you have for my work and your willingness to help.

Here are the ones that made the cut, sorry if your fav didn’t make it, just could not fit┬áthem all in.

I have also left last years up, as YOU PICK the start date, they are always current, and many of the ones that did not get in this one were in them.

Click here or on the picture to go to the order website.

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When ordering be sure to pick the correct start month.

Look for CafePress discounts, as they quite often have them.

Economy shipping is REALLY slow to Hawaii, just saying…

Click here or on the picture to go to the order website.

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Click here or on the picture to go to the order website.

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When ordering be sure to pick the correct start month.

Look for CafePress discounts, as they quite often have them.

Economy shipping is REALLY slow to Hawaii, just saying…

Click here or on the picture to go to the order website.

Mahalo for your support :)

 

 

The journey is what it’s all about… The decision of where to go…

The views along the way… the clouds, so cool…

Moonrise at sunset on the rim of Haleakala crater… chased by clouds higher up mountain…

Yeah, the experience…

10000 ft, can almost touch the moon… chased out again by high winds and fog /sleet…

Down the mountain, looking for holes in the sky to shoot the remainder of the eclipse…

Yep, it’s all about the journey!

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Sunset from Haleakala…

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Sunset ┬áreflection at moon rise from Haleakala…

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6 hour, or so,  composite :)