Number 27 - See an Erupting Volcano

Climbing the final leg on foot, you feel a small rumble and then hear a tremendous roar as you climb, Yasur is greeting you. What a sight to behold.

Number 49 - See both Solar and Lunar eclipses

And while it was not total in Brisbane (83%), it was a strange thing watching it through the solar glasses seeing a massive slice of the sun missing.

Number 10b: Visit Chernobyl

Chernoybyl and Pripyat. Hauntingly beautiful, incredible experiance in an amazing country.

Number 11 - Storm Chase a Tornado*

Partial complete, but an amazing experience even as they were "Rain Wrapped". Huge epic storms with beautiful structure and powerful lightning.

Number 23b: Spend a night in the desert

The heat, the cold and the incredible vast distances of sand.

Sunday 1 June 2014

Number 38: See These Animals in the Wild...

Completed 17 May 2014
Update r. Eagle/Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

So this is an update for Number 38: See These Animals in the Wild for the eagle. 

Now while I was on the tour for the Grand Canyon there was possible sightings of eagles however I was unable to get a photo or confirm that they were actual eagles as America has quite a few birds of prey species a number of which look similar to eagles by an untrained eye.   

The tiny town of Walden, nice little place.

So I had written seeing an eagle off, thinking it wasn't going to happen, when one morning in the Rocky Mountains during the storm chasing tour when we were staying in a small town called Walden. 

Bob the amazing storm AND bird spotter. (yellow jacket)

We looked up and saw the most iconic of all the eagles. An American Bald Eagle circling high overhead, at first I wasn't sure if it was what I thought it was, but Bob (one of the drivers from the tour and super awesome guy) was fairly knowledgeable on birds and wildlife and he was able to confirm that it was a Bald Eagle. 

Number 38 won't be marked as complete until all of the animals listed have been seen in the wild.

Grizzly Bear
Polar Bear