Entries by Magellan

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River Road Off-Road Trail

Magellan was keen for the thrill of wheeling Rove-Inn through loose sand and rough washes on River Road, 51 miles paralleling the Rio Grande and Mexican border in the remote badlands of Big Bend National Park in Texas. The Paisano, the park’s newspaper, recommends you take a full day—do the math and that means driving […]

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Post Card #11 from Costa Rica: Waterfalls

Why are we drawn to the primal force of falling water? To waterfalls cascading in continuous motion, ceaseless renewal, perpetual reshaping? The ancient Greeks philosophized that in waterfalls, we see ourselves, our own potential for motion, renewal and reshaping. In Costa Rica, volcanic activity fractured the backbone of the Andean-Sierra Madre chain, resulting in an […]

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Christmas Memories

What are some of your fondest memories of being a child at Christmas? For me, Christmas started with the arrival of Eaton’s Mail Order Christmas Book. What a delight and dilemma to crawl through the catalogue, narrowing my choice to just one or two treasures. And then getting to share that choice with Santa—in person! […]

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Ominous Grandeur

I’ve wanted to see them for decades. Ever since I saw their photos back in the 70s, mystical figures of ghostly grey imparting a powerful, compelling presence. The totem poles at Ninstints on Haida Gwaii. It’s the only place on Haida Gwaii where they still stand. A dozen of them, disciples of the supernatural, silently keeping […]