A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Back to the Desert

This is as close as I dared to park at the "shoreline" for where you see the dark bands means wetness underneath.  Also being close to the bushes encourages Sinbad to wander off among them.  Out in the middle of the playa he stays close to the motor home.  The dry lake is around 8 or 9 miles across to the other side at this point although it does not look that far.
One afternoon he walked with me for about 50 yards and then all of a sudden, for no reason but for the sheer pleasure of running, he bolted, running as fast as he could back to the motor home.  I had never seen him run so fast for so far before.  It was a joy to see for as you remember, only a few weeks earlier he was very sick from those thyroid pills.

Being close to "shore" affords me the opportunity to go for a walkabout 
just to see what there is to see or find.

There wasn't much at this location.


  1. great to see, differing scenery from your travels John and good that Sinbad is in fine form; you must be enjoying this little escape

  2. A desolated place with much beauty. When I remind my travels the space of your country always comes in my mind. To have a look at the horizon with only nature and no houses or electricity wires to see. Love it.

  3. I think the word is "escarpment". It's the slope from where the beach used to be. In Virginia, there is one near the Great Dismal Swamp from when the ocean rose that far.
    I think.

  4. love that sinbad was feeling feisty. :)

  5. I am loving your adventure.
    Great shot of the desert floor.
    Thrilled to know Sinbad is thriving again.

  6. Very interesting place.

    I host a weekly link party called "Oh, the PLACES I've been!" and would love to have you join. The link goes up Thursdays at 7 pm EST. Hope to see you there!

    - The Tablescaper

  7. I'm so glad Sinbad is feeling much better.

  8. Good for Sinbad to have a bit of a rip!

    All of the pics are pretty forbidding looking to me. I need lots of trees!




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