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this is such a great picture!!!

Amazing!

Beautiful

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Safari pictures coming soon! Full schedules and poor internet have made it difficult to post regularly, but everything is going great. ... See MoreSee Less

Safari pictures coming soon!  Full schedules and poor internet have made it difficult to post regularly, but everything is going great.

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Yay!!!!!

The Tanzania Ten all arrived at Lake Duluti Lodge late Friday night, more than a little weary, but eagerly anticipating what lies ahead! Makinda welcomed us with custom made scarves as we enjoyed our first dinner together. ... See MoreSee Less

The Tanzania Ten all arrived at Lake Duluti Lodge late Friday night, more than a little weary, but eagerly anticipating what lies ahead! Makinda welcomed us with custom made scarves as we enjoyed our first dinner together.

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Safe travels and fun!

Do you recommend this trip?

A great journey! Good times!

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Today's the day!

We are so excited to be escorting our second group of travelers to Tanzania. This great adventure will include ten of us, which exactly doubles our February participants. From the states of Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Florida, four couples, along with a mother and son traveling together, will unite in Amsterdam tomorrow morning after over-night flights from their local airports. We will then board our final flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport, arriving tomorrow night around 8:30.Makinda, our dear friend and CEO of Instinct Tours, will be waiting for us when we land. He will then transport us to Lake Duluti Lodge in Arusha where we will enjoy a day of rest and relaxation before safari begins on Sunday morning.Hoping those who follow regularly aren't tired of African wildlife images because we anticipate once again some very special moments to be captured through our lenses. Witnessing first-hand the marvels of God's amazing creation in the wild has a way of changing your life for the better! This is our 6th trip to Africa (seven countries visited), and it never gets old. We already know for sure that we will come home with a fresh perspective just from being immersed in nature day after day. Three trips are on the calendar for 2025, with openings still available. If you know of anyone who may be interested in traveling to Africa with us in the future or just would enjoy our journey online, please encourage them to follow Marcy's Photo Journey. The more, the merrier... ... See MoreSee Less

Todays the day!  

We are so excited to be escorting our second group of travelers to Tanzania.  This great adventure will include ten of us, which exactly doubles our February participants.  From the states of Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Florida,  four couples, along with a mother and son traveling together, will unite in Amsterdam tomorrow morning after over-night flights from their local airports.  We will then board our final flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport, arriving tomorrow night around 8:30.

Makinda, our dear friend and CEO of Instinct Tours, will be waiting for us when we land.  He will then transport us to Lake Duluti Lodge in Arusha where we will enjoy a day of rest and relaxation before safari begins on Sunday morning.

Hoping those who follow regularly arent tired of African wildlife images because we anticipate once again some very special moments to be captured through our lenses.  Witnessing first-hand the marvels of Gods amazing creation in the wild has a way of changing your life for the better!  This is our 6th trip to Africa (seven countries visited), and it never gets old.  We already know for sure that we will come home with a fresh perspective just from being immersed in nature day after day.  

Three trips are on the calendar for 2025, with openings still available.  If you know of anyone who may be interested in traveling to Africa with us in the future or just would enjoy our journey online, please encourage them to follow Marcys Photo Journey. 
 
The more, the merrier...

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Safe travel.

Have a great trip! I'm looking forward to seeing your images!

Wishing you safe travels and lots of fun!

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2025 SAFARI ADVENTURES STATUS REPORT:

The September trip is full and now closed, but we have openings remaining for February and May/June safaris. At the end of June, we will have to close enrollment for May/June because that is high season, and reservations for accommodations must be in place during the next few weeks.The "Mamas and Babies" safari in February can remain open a while longer, however, due to that one being scheduled in low season, so it will not be a problem to secure accommodations just yet.WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Traveling with Marcy's Photo Journey and Instinct Tours is a uniquely memorable safari experience. We guarantee that you will come home with cherished memories, fabulous pictures, and new friends. Learn to appreciate the culture and beauty of Tanzania with us. Contact us for pricing and specific information.But be prepared...you may just leave a piece of your heart there! ... See MoreSee Less

2025 SAFARI ADVENTURES STATUS REPORT:

The September trip is full and now closed, but we have openings remaining for February and May/June safaris.  

At the end of June, we will have to close enrollment for May/June because that is high season, and reservations for accommodations must be in place during the next few weeks.

The Mamas and Babies safari in February can remain open a while longer, however, due to that one being scheduled in low season, so it will not be a problem to secure accommodations just yet.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?  Traveling with Marcys Photo Journey and Instinct Tours is a uniquely memorable safari experience.  We guarantee that you will come home with cherished memories, fabulous pictures, and new friends.  Learn to appreciate the culture and beauty of Tanzania with us.  Contact us for pricing and specific information.

But be prepared...you may just leave a piece of your heart there!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

UPDATE!

After the weekend, we now have $3100 in donations for Unity School in Arusha, Tanzania! If you were intending to donate and haven't yet done so, TODAY IS THE LAST DAY WE CAN ACCEPT DONATIONS. Please Venmo to @Douglas-Wielfaert.In today's picture, Diane Murphy, part of our February group, observes the school work of an older student at Unity. In just two weeks now, we will be visiting once again to deliver the donation for food and supplies. ... See MoreSee Less

UPDATE!

After the weekend, we now have $3100 in donations for Unity School in Arusha, Tanzania!  If you were intending to donate and havent yet done so, TODAY IS THE LAST DAY WE CAN ACCEPT DONATIONS.  

Please Venmo to @Douglas-Wielfaert.

In todays picture, Diane Murphy, part of our February group, observes the school work of an older student at Unity.  In just two weeks now, we will be visiting once again to deliver the donation for food and supplies.

Doug and I are overwhelmed with gratitude and joy!

This morning I was second guessing myself and thinking that I had set an unreasonable goal for this fund-raiser. Sometimes I am guilty of "aiming too high" and not reaching the mark. We have now EXCEEDED OUR GOAL for Unity School, with a total of $2900, and the last day to donate is not until Monday. The kindness and generosity of our friends, family, and followers has been totally amazing. THANK YOU AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU. ... See MoreSee Less

Doug and I are overwhelmed with gratitude and joy!  

This morning I was second guessing myself and thinking that I had set an unreasonable goal for this fund-raiser.  Sometimes I am guilty of aiming too high and not reaching the mark. 

We have now EXCEEDED OUR GOAL for Unity School, with a total of $2900, and the last day to donate is not until Monday.  

The kindness and generosity of our friends, family, and followers has been totally amazing.  THANK YOU AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU.Image attachment

LAST CHANCE TO HELP UNITY SCHOOL!

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has donated. Regretfully, we are still short of our $2500 goal, but are happy to report that we now have raised $2000 to present to Unity School in Arusha, Tanzania. Donations can still be accepted through Monday. Payment may be made through our online funder (pinned to the top of this page) or Venmo. WE PROMISE THAT EVERYTHING YOU DONATE WILL GO DIRECTLY TO HELP FILL A DESPERATE NEED FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND/OR FOOD FOR THESE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN.Doug and I consider it a great privilege to be involved in this effort and are so grateful that many of you have partnered with us. We leave for Africa on Thursday and invite you to follow our journey! ... See MoreSee Less

LAST CHANCE TO HELP UNITY SCHOOL!

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has donated. Regretfully, we are still short of our $2500 goal, but are happy to report that we now have raised $2000 to present to Unity School in Arusha, Tanzania. 

Donations can still be accepted through Monday.  Payment may be made through our online funder (pinned to the top of this page) or Venmo.    WE PROMISE THAT EVERYTHING YOU DONATE WILL GO DIRECTLY TO HELP FILL A DESPERATE NEED FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND/OR FOOD FOR THESE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN.

Doug and I consider it a great privilege to be involved in this effort and are so grateful that many of you have partnered with us.  We leave for Africa on Thursday and invite you to follow our journey!

"Lofoten Islands Spring" is just one of the many new images added to the website yesterday. If you loved the pictures from our recent adventure in Norway, take a look at the new collection:

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Lofoten Islands Spring is just one of the many new images added to the website yesterday.  If you loved the pictures from our recent adventure in Norway, take a look at the new collection:
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WHY FEBRUARY?

There are five good reasons to consider taking that long-awaited safari during the month of February:1. The Serengeti is lush and green, and the famous baobab trees are topped by a beautiful green canopy of leaves, creating amazing landscapes not seen in other times of the year.2. Crowds are generally smaller, making it possible to get in closer to wildlife sightings and capture that perfect photo.3. Because it's considered to be "low season," airline fares are usually quite a bit lower than during other times of the year.4. Wildlife mamas and babies are out and about, making it possible to observe and enjoy special moments like the ones posted below.5. In February, we obtain access to the Lake Ndutu area of The Serengeti, a region that is not included on the itinerary during the summer months. It's an amazing area and full of surprises, with a high probability to witness the ongoing wildebeest/zebra migration. This past February, Lake Ndutu was a favorite of ours, and we are excited to return.Instinct Tours and Marcy's Photo Journey have joined together to provide the very best in a Tanzania safari experience. We offer first class accommodations, expert guiding and education about the flora and fauna of the region, and the opportunity to enjoy aspects of local culture, as we interact with the unforgettable people, including a visit to a primary school.Time is running out to be a part of this adventure because accommodations must be secured very soon. We have decided to limit the February experience to a more intimate, private group, thus limiting the participation to only eight travelers. COMMITMENTS NEED TO BE MADE BY THE END OF JUNE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A PART OF THIS JOURNEY! Put it on your calendar...February 7-20, 2025. Please contact us now for details. ... See MoreSee Less

WHY FEBRUARY?

There are five good reasons to consider taking that long-awaited safari during the month of February:

1.  The Serengeti is lush and green, and the famous baobab trees are topped by a beautiful green canopy of leaves, creating amazing landscapes not seen in other times of the year.

2.  Crowds are generally smaller, making it possible to get in closer to wildlife sightings and capture that perfect photo.

3.  Because its considered to be low season, airline fares are usually quite a bit lower than during other times of the year.

4.  Wildlife mamas and babies are out and about, making it possible to observe and enjoy special moments like the ones posted below.

5.  In February, we obtain access to the Lake Ndutu area of The Serengeti, a region that is not included on the itinerary during the summer months.  Its an amazing area and full of surprises, with a high probability to witness the ongoing wildebeest/zebra migration.  This past February, Lake Ndutu was a favorite of ours, and we are excited to return.

Instinct Tours and Marcys Photo Journey have joined together to provide the very best in a Tanzania safari experience.  We offer first class accommodations, expert guiding and education about the flora and fauna of the region, and the opportunity to enjoy aspects of local culture, as we interact with the unforgettable people, including a visit to a primary school.

Time is running out to be a part of this adventure because accommodations must be secured very soon.  We have decided to limit the February experience to a more intimate, private group, thus limiting the participation to only eight travelers.   

COMMITMENTS NEED TO BE MADE BY THE END OF JUNE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A PART OF THIS JOURNEY!  Put it on your calendar...February 7-20, 2025.   Please contact us now for details.Image attachmentImage attachment

Yesterday there was finally time to begin loading the Norway pictures to the website. I'll be adding images over the next few days, so it's still a work in progress. Check out the "Notable Norway" collection at marcysphotography.com! ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday there was finally time to begin loading the Norway pictures to the website.  Ill be adding images over the next few days, so its still a work in progress.  Check out the Notable Norway collection at marcysphotography.com!

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I love this so beautiful ❀️

UNITY SCHOOL UPDATE!

We now only have two weeks left to accept donations for Unity School in Arusha, Tanzania. Total collected is $1950, but we are still $550 short of our goal. All donations must be in by Monday, June 10th, in order to be included in our June delivery of school supplies and basic operational expenses for these precious children.Donations may be made through our online funder (video pinned to the top of this page), Venmo, or by check. We are humbled by and grateful to all of those who have donated so far and are still hoping to reach our goal of $2500! Please enjoy these images (with accompanying commentary) that were taken on our last visit in February, and consider helping us be a blessing to make a difference for Unity School. Maybe you are unable to help right now, but could SHARE THIS POST in hopes that it would reach others who can help. ... See MoreSee Less

UNITY SCHOOL UPDATE!

We now only have two weeks left to accept donations for Unity School in Arusha, Tanzania.   Total collected is $1950, but we are still $550 short of our goal.  All donations must be in by Monday, June 10th, in order to be included in our June delivery of school supplies and basic operational expenses for these precious children.

Donations may be made through our online funder (video pinned to the top of this page), Venmo, or by check.  We are humbled by and grateful to all of those who have donated so far and are still hoping to reach our goal of $2500! 

Please enjoy these images (with accompanying commentary) that were taken on our last visit in February, and consider helping us be a blessing to make a difference for Unity School.  Maybe you are unable to help right now, but could SHARE THIS POST in hopes that it would reach others who can help.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Beautiful children!

What is your Venmo address?

Cindi thank you for sharing. These pictures are a reminder of how blessed we are to have our schools funded.

According to our best recollections, after our most recent trip to Scandinavia, Doug and I have now been privileged to visit 32 countries. Is there a country that stands out to you as a personal favorite? Wondering which trips you have most enjoyed.

Here's our list: England, Scotland, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Costa Rica, Canada, Namibia, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Greece, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Iceland, The Netherlands, Sweden, and Mexico. Just curious and hoping for some feedback! ... See MoreSee Less

According to our best recollections, after our most recent trip to Scandinavia, Doug and I have now been privileged to visit 32 countries.  Is there a country that stands out to you as a personal favorite?  Wondering which trips you have most enjoyed.

Heres our list:  England, Scotland, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Costa Rica, Canada, Namibia, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Greece, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Iceland, The Netherlands, Sweden, and Mexico.  

Just curious and hoping for some feedback!Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

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I have been fortunate to travel extensively, including eight trips to Africa, most European Countries, many South American Countries, Costa Rica, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Jordan. My love is Iceland. I have been four times and can’t wait to go back again.

I went to Finland for the Northern Lights. It was amazing!!

Central Asia, or the Five Stans, are my recent favorite countries to visit. I went with Kalpak Travel.

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TANZANIA 2025 UPDATE

Three Safari Adventure trips are now on the calendar for 2025:Babies and Mamas February 7-20 (6 openings)Great Migration May 23-June 5 (5 openings)Great Migration September 3-16 (2 openings)WE WILL BE CLOSING THE WINDOW SOON ON THESE TRIPS, SO THAT FINAL PLANNING AND RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE. Marcy's Photo Journey is partnering with Instinct Tours of Arusha, Tanzania to bring our travelers the very best in a life-changing safari experience. We strive to include three major components in our tours: excellent wildlife viewing, cultural and environmental education, and the benefit of small group camaraderie where you will make long-lasting friendships. If you have been thinking about a trip to Africa, we'd love to communicate with you about what we have to offer. Cost is about $7000 per person, not including flights.(SHARES GREATLY APPRECIATED!) ... See MoreSee Less

TANZANIA 2025 UPDATE

Three Safari Adventure trips are now on the calendar for 2025:

Babies and Mamas                            February 7-20 (6 openings)

Great Migration                                 May 23-June 5 (5 openings)

Great Migration                                September 3-16 (2 openings)

WE WILL BE CLOSING THE WINDOW SOON ON THESE TRIPS, SO THAT FINAL PLANNING AND RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE.  

Marcys Photo Journey is partnering with Instinct Tours of Arusha, Tanzania to bring our travelers the very best in a life-changing safari experience.  We strive to include three major components in our tours:  excellent wildlife viewing, cultural and environmental education, and the benefit of small group camaraderie where you will make long-lasting friendships.  

If you have been thinking about a trip to Africa, wed love to communicate with you about what we have to offer.  Cost is about $7000 per person, not including flights.

(SHARES GREATLY APPRECIATED!)

Our sister-in-law in Michigan passed away a few days ago after a long, hard battle with cancer. We just heard about the arrangements and regret to inform you that Marcy's Photo Journey will not be at the Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Festival this year as planned. So sorry for the last minute notice!

If you were planning to come by our booth and are looking for artwork for your home, please contact us directly or check out our inventory at Grit & Grace Market in Cleveland or Painted Tree Boutiques in Knoxville. We have some brand new work that we were planning to display at the festival and would love the opportunity to show it to you! ... See MoreSee Less

Our sister-in-law in Michigan passed away a few days ago after a long, hard battle with cancer.  We just heard about the arrangements and regret to inform you that Marcys Photo Journey will not be at the Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Festival this year as planned.  So sorry for the last minute notice!  

If you were planning to come by our booth and are looking for artwork for your home, please contact us directly or check out our inventory at Grit & Grace Market in Cleveland or Painted Tree Boutiques in Knoxville.  We have some brand new work that we were planning to display at the festival and would love the opportunity to show it to you!

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So sorry for your loss. Sending positive thoughts and prayers. πŸ™πŸ»♥οΈπŸ™πŸ»

I'm so sorry Doug and Marcy. Peace and love be with you and your family.

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time ❀️

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BIG NEWS!

We now have $1800 in donations for Unity School! Doug and I can hardly wait to see these sweet students next month when we head to Tanzania and deliver much needed funds for supplies. We feel very privileged to be part of this ongoing effort. Donations have come in from Illinois, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Florida, and Wyoming, in addition to local donors. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!There are only two more weeks left to collect donations. Still hoping for $700 more to meet our goal of $2500! ... See MoreSee Less

BIG NEWS!  

We now have $1800 in donations for Unity School!  Doug and I can hardly wait to see these sweet students next month when we head to Tanzania and deliver much needed funds for supplies.   We feel very privileged to be part of this ongoing effort.  

Donations have come in from Illinois, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Florida, and Wyoming, in addition to local donors.  THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

There are only two more weeks left to collect donations.  Still hoping for $700 more to meet our goal of $2500!Image attachment

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That is a great fundraiser project!

What are you doing with the donations?

AWESOME! Great work

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Yes, we are already thinking about Africa!

Me too, but not for a while! Sure hope to see elephants when I get there!

Guess what happens just one week from today?

We'll be setting up for the 61st Annual Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Festival! It's always our biggest sales weekend of the year, and we can't help but be excited about this event because we see so many of our friends and customers during the two day festival. The festival has expanded this year to over 200 vendors, and we are fortunate to be in a great location near the food and restrooms. πŸ™‚ Look for us in 327-A. Hours are 9-5 on Saturday, June 1st and 10-4 on Sunday, June 2nd.We'll have a great variety of wall art, boxed notecards, matted prints, and greeting cards. Two of our granddauhters, Sadie and Madelyn, will be on hand to help us out, so it's worth stopping by just to meet them!See you next weekend!! ... See MoreSee Less

Guess what happens just one week from today?

Well be setting up for the 61st Annual Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Festival!  Its always our biggest sales weekend of the year, and we cant help but be excited about this event because we see so many of our friends and customers during the two day festival. 

The festival has expanded this year to over 200 vendors, and we are fortunate to be in a great location near the food and restrooms.  :)  Look for us in 327-A.  Hours are 9-5 on Saturday, June 1st and 10-4 on Sunday, June 2nd.

Well have a great variety of wall art, boxed notecards, matted prints, and greeting cards.  Two of our granddauhters, Sadie and Madelyn, will be on hand to help us out, so its  worth stopping by just to meet them!

See you next weekend!!

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We will miss you this year. Jacqueline gets married that weekend. πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‚πŸ˜πŸΎ

It is now only three weeks from today that we once again leave for Tanzania with our second group of travelers for 2024! This trip has been a long time in coming, and we're now on the final countdown.

I am especially excited about this one because I have four cousins who are part of this group. It can't get much better than spending time with family in a place that you love. As strong as natural family bonds are, I know that being together day after day in God's amazing creation will create even stronger relationships among all of those who are participating in this Tanzania adventure. We will also be traveling with a couple of brand new friends and reuniting with travel buddies from the past. It's going to be great!Donations have started coming in for Unity School, and I am very pleased to report that we have now collected a total of $950 toward our departure day goal (June 13th) of $2500. If you haven't seen the FREEFUNDER video that we produced about the needs of Unity School, it is pinned to the top of this page, and we urge you to take a few moments to watch. Donations can be made through the online funding option or, if you prefer, we are happy to accept checks or electronic funds transfer through Venmo.Why are we doing this? Doug and I feel very strongly that Unity School is a place where we can make a difference in the lives of children, and we want to see that dream realized. At this point in our lives, it is a priority for us to bless others as God provides. We personally donate each time, but we can do so much more with your help!Thank you so much to all of those who have already donated. If you decide to help us out and have questions about exactly how to make your donation, please contact us. ... See MoreSee Less

It is now only three weeks from today that we once again leave for Tanzania with our second group of travelers for 2024!  This trip has been a long time in coming, and were now on the final countdown.  

I am especially excited about this one because I have four cousins who are part of this group.  It cant get much better than spending time with family in a place that you love.  As strong as natural family bonds are, I know that being together day after day in Gods amazing creation will create even stronger relationships among all of those who are participating in this Tanzania adventure.  We will also be traveling with a couple of brand new friends and reuniting with travel buddies from the past.  Its going to be great!

Donations have started coming in for Unity School, and I am very pleased to report that we have now collected a total of $950 toward our departure day goal (June 13th) of $2500.  If you havent seen the FREEFUNDER video that we produced about the needs of Unity School, it is pinned to the top of this page, and we urge you to take a few moments to watch.  Donations can be made through the online funding option or, if you prefer, we are happy to accept checks or electronic funds transfer through Venmo.

Why are we doing this?  Doug and I feel very strongly that Unity School is a place where we can make a difference in the lives of children, and we want to see that dream realized.  At this point in our lives, it is a priority for us to bless others as God provides.  We personally donate each time, but we can do so much more with your help!

Thank you so much to all of those who have already donated.  If you decide to help us out and have questions about exactly how to make your donation, please contact us.

Happy to be home now with some incredible memories of the longest trip we've ever taken. Twenty-four days is a long time, but every single part of the adventure was so good. I think Doug and I agree that our week in the Lofoten Islands was our favorite part of the journey, but Norway was a fantastic experience from beginning to end. We are so glad that we chose to visit the Scandinavian area of the world for our 50th anniversary.

We are honored that so many of you chose to follow along with us! Thank you for all of the positive feedback and encouraging comments. All of the photos from this epic trip are available for custom order, and we will be choosing a few of our favorites to put on canvas for the galleries. Over the next few days, I'll also add a Norway collection to the website and will be letting you know when the new collection is ready for viewing. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy to be home now with some incredible memories of the longest trip weve ever taken.  Twenty-four days is a long time, but every single part of the adventure was so good. I think Doug and I agree that our week in the Lofoten Islands was our favorite part of the journey, but Norway was a fantastic experience from beginning to end.  We are so glad that we chose to visit the Scandinavian area of the world for our 50th anniversary.

We are honored that so many of you chose to follow along with us!  Thank you for all of the positive feedback and encouraging comments.  

All of the photos from this epic trip are available for custom order, and we will be choosing a few of our favorites to put on canvas for the galleries.  Over the next few days, Ill also add a Norway collection to the website and will be letting you know when  the new collection is ready for viewing.Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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What a beautiful trip for your anniversary! I hope thoroughly enjoyed your pictures! Happy Anniversary to you both! πŸ’•

Welcome home. Know you are exhausted❀️

What a great adventure!!!

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It may have been because we were just so tired by the time we arrived in Copenhagen, and we couldn't muster up any energy. Or maybe because it was the first beautiful weekend of the year, which coincided with a two day national holiday, and out came all of those eager Danes who had been cooped up during the long winter months. Or was it the Royal Race taking place all day, closing most of the major city center roads and bringing in tens of thousands of runners who wanted to take the opportunity to run with the royals?

Whatever the reason, we did not do the capitol of Denmark justice. There are some wonderful photo opportunities there, and we just dropped the ball...too much effort to figure it all out and fight the crowds. We settled for a couple of nice dinners in old town, a canal cruise, a little walking through the city center, and sampling some fabulous pastries from a neighborhood bakery, but for the most part of our two days in Copenhagen, we enjoyed resting in our quaint, little apartment. So these images will only give you a small glimpse into what Copenhagen is like, but it's all we have! ... See MoreSee Less

It may have been because we were just so tired by the time we arrived in Copenhagen, and we couldnt muster up any energy.  Or maybe because it was the first beautiful weekend of the year, which coincided with a two day national holiday, and out came all of those eager Danes who had been cooped up during the long winter months.   Or was it the Royal Race taking place all day, closing most of the major city center roads and bringing in tens of thousands of runners who wanted to take the opportunity to run with the royals?

Whatever the reason, we did not do the capitol of Denmark justice.  There are some wonderful photo opportunities there, and we just dropped the ball...too much effort to figure it all out and fight the crowds.  We settled for a couple of nice dinners in old town, a canal cruise, a little walking through the city center, and sampling some fabulous pastries from a neighborhood bakery, but for the most part of our two days in Copenhagen, we enjoyed resting in our quaint, little apartment.  

So these images will only give you a small glimpse into what Copenhagen is like, but its all we have!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Still looks all so wonderful to me! I hope we can get together soon. I want to hear from you personally about your travels. Your experiences thru what you share takes me to places I know I can't go but can see so much through your photography and descriptions. I am glad to hear when you and Doug arrive home safely.

Sounds like my time in Copenhagen too, the end of a longish vacation and a bike race in town with streets closed. Glad you took the time for yourselves....nothing wrong with that, simply enjoying the ambience while relaxing.

Your apartment view looks similar to the view we had when we stayed there. You got some beautiful shots of the city.

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It looks like the "Babies and Mamas" wildlife safari IS ON for February 7-24, 2025!

This past February was fantastic, and we saw so many mamas with little ones. They were all adorable, but I have to give the cuteness award to the baby lions. πŸ™‚ There is another reason why the February safari adventure is very special, though. It includes a part of the southern Serengeti that we are not usually able to visit. The Lake Ndutu area is amazingly beautiful, and during this time of year large herds of wildebeest and zebras are migrating through. We also saw many flamingos at the lake location, as well as lions.Right now we only have six participants, but yesterday Makinda said we will go for it! The intimacy of a small group is more like a private safari than a tour, and we love it. However, we will welcome at least six more, and still enjoy the benefits of a small group. Come explore southern Serengeti with Marcy's Photo Journey and Instinct Tours! We’d love to send you more information. All we need is an email address. ... See MoreSee Less

It  looks like the Babies and Mamas wildlife safari IS ON for February 7-24, 2025!  

This past February was fantastic, and we saw so many mamas with little ones.  They were all adorable, but I have to give the cuteness award to the baby lions.  πŸ™‚  

There is another reason why the February safari adventure is very special, though.  It includes a part of the southern Serengeti that we are not usually able to visit.  The Lake Ndutu area is amazingly beautiful, and during this time of year large herds of wildebeest and zebras are migrating through.  We also saw many flamingos at the lake location, as well as lions.

Right now we only have six participants, but yesterday Makinda said we will go for it!  The intimacy of a small group is more like a private safari than a tour, and we love it.  However, we will welcome at least six more, and still enjoy the benefits of a small group.  Come explore southern Serengeti with Marcys Photo Journey and Instinct Tours!  

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On our last night in the Lofotens, there was a clear sky with no wind, and when I was up at 1:00 and happened to look out the window, I couldn't resist getting my camera out and taking a few shots. It never got any darker than this while we were there! Without black out window coverings, sleep would have been difficult. I was thankful that conditions were perfect on that last night for some "blue hour" photography.

Our drive to the airport was much more scenic than I had anticipated, so I took several pictures out the car window as Doug drove. After a very long day, we arrived back to Oslo where we spent one night, and then it was on to Denmark. We are in Copenhagen now and tomorrow is the end of our time in Scandinavia. Hope you enjoy these last looks at Norway. I'll be winding things up tomorrow... ... See MoreSee Less

On our last night in the Lofotens, there was a clear sky with no wind, and when I was up at 1:00 and happened to look out the window, I couldnt resist getting my camera out and taking a few shots.  It never got any darker than this while we were there!  Without black out window coverings, sleep would have been difficult.  I was thankful that conditions were perfect on that last night for some blue hour photography.

Our drive to the airport was much more scenic than I had anticipated, so I took several pictures out the car window as Doug drove.  After a very long day, we arrived back to Oslo where we spent one night, and then it was on to Denmark.  We are in Copenhagen now and tomorrow is the end of our time in Scandinavia.  Hope you enjoy these last looks at Norway.  Ill be winding things up tomorrow...Image attachmentImage attachment+8Image attachment

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Worth getting up for. Absolutely stunning. And I love the churches. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

These are absolutely amazing!

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We're packing up now to be ready bright and early tomorrow for the five hour drive to the airport. We'll fly to Oslo for one night and then take the train through Sweden to Copenhagen, where we'll have three days and nights in Denmark before heading back to Tennessee.

I guess it's obvious that we have loved our six days here in the Lofoten Islands. Doug put together a one minute good-bye video (posted on this page), and I'm sharing a few parting shots that were taken today. We actually have talked (more than once) about coming back here in the winter for some snow landscapes, so who knows? ... See MoreSee Less

Were packing up now to be ready bright and early tomorrow for the five hour drive to the airport.  Well fly to Oslo for one night and then take the train through Sweden to Copenhagen, where well have three days and nights in Denmark before heading back to Tennessee.

I guess its obvious that we have loved our six days here in the Lofoten Islands.  Doug put together a one minute good-bye video (posted on this page), and Im sharing a few parting shots that were taken today.  We actually have talked (more than once) about coming back here in the winter for some snow landscapes, so who knows?Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

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Thank you for taking us along on your trip! It was amazing!

Idk why you guys even own a home - as little as your there, you could bunk with your kids! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. But I love following all your travels! I want to be you when I grow up. πŸ˜‰

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Goodbye Lofoten Islands, Norway

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I love it!❀️

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Beautiful 🀩

Sincere thanks for all of the positive comments on the photos! You really know how to make an old woman feel good. πŸ™‚ Yesterday we explored a little more and enjoyed dramatic skies and a tad warmer temperatures most of the day.

We talked to a local lady in a bakery (best cinnamon rolls ever!), and she said that the Lofotens are very crowded in the high seasons, both in summer and winter. Right now there aren't too many tourists here, and it's like we have all of this beauty to ourselves. Many of the restaurants haven't even opened yet for the season, so finding places to eat has been somewhat challenging at times. We've had sandwiches quite a bit in our cabin, which is okay with us. Norway is a very expensive country to visit, so we figure we have saved a little bit of money by not eating out as much.(View each picture full screen for best effect and to see accompanying captions. ... See MoreSee Less

Sincere thanks for all of the positive comments on the photos!  You really know how to make an old woman feel good.  πŸ™‚  Yesterday we explored a little more and enjoyed dramatic skies and a  tad warmer temperatures most of the day.  

We talked to a local lady in a bakery (best cinnamon rolls ever!), and she said that the Lofotens are very crowded in the high seasons, both in summer and winter.  Right now there arent too many tourists here, and its like we have all of this beauty to ourselves.  Many of the restaurants havent even opened yet for the season, so finding places to eat has been somewhat challenging at times.  Weve had sandwiches quite a bit in our cabin, which is okay with us. Norway is a very expensive country to visit, so we figure we have saved a little bit of money by not eating out as much.

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Marcy's Photo Journey needs to write a book of her journeys and her pictures. Just saying.

Beautiful

Your adventures are so incredible! I’ve so enjoyed being in your journeys with you. Your photos capture the beauty as if we were right there with you! Enjoy your special anniversary holiday together!!

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Our drone is named "Mr. Crabbe" for the way "he" looks, and I brought him to Norway with the hopes of getting some good footage. They are quite a bit stricter in the EU on flying rules, even for small devices that fly free in the US. Nevertheless, we registered, paid a fee and passed the Norway drone test to be certified legal so we could capture some of the aerial views of our trip. This 45 seconds of raw footage from the deck of our accommodations in Reine in the Lofoten Islands. From here you can see the impossibly narrow main road. There are many long one-lane sections, and you just have to learn the rhythm of who has the right of way. ... See MoreSee Less

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How cool!😲 A drone!!! Your Photo Journey is such a gem! The driver (operator ) of the drone … must be Doug… did some awesome workπŸ‘

A drone! That is so cool! You'll have so much fun taking more incredible photos! Enjoy!!!

Very cool! No pun intended!πŸ˜…

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Two more days here in the Lofoten Islands! This location is indeed a photographer's dream destination. I'm already thinking that we just may have to return in the winter season when these beautiful landscapes are covered with snow. πŸ™‚

By this time, I'm afraid that many of you are tiring of so many pictures, but I'm still excited about sharing because the scenery is overwhelmingly gorgeous. We'll be leaving here on Friday to start the long trek home by way of Sweden and Denmark. This will have been the longest trip we've ever taken, but it has all been so good. Doug did an excellent job in planning this journey to commemorate our 50th anniversary. When I first saw that handsome guy across the dining hall in college, I knew that he was a keeper! ... See MoreSee Less

Two more days here in the Lofoten Islands!  This location is indeed a photographers dream destination.  Im already thinking that we just may have to return in the winter season when these beautiful landscapes are covered with snow.  :)

By this time, Im afraid that many of you are tiring of so many pictures, but Im still excited about sharing because the scenery is overwhelmingly gorgeous.  Well be leaving here on Friday to start the long trek home by way of Sweden and Denmark.  This will have been the longest trip weve ever taken, but it has all been so good.  Doug did an excellent job in planning this journey to commemorate our 50th anniversary.  When I first saw that handsome guy across the dining hall in college, I knew that he was a keeper!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Congratulations on 50 years and still going strong (enough) physically and mentally. What a wonderful vacation. I could never tire of these photos! What a beautiful trip, which has me plotting and planning. Enjoy every moment, even the exhausted ones.

No! I never get tired of your beautiful pictures of places that I will never see in person. Thank you for sharing.

Beautiful!

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Come with us to Tanzania and discover a whole, new world! It's not just about the wildlife, but you will love getting to see so many animals in their natural habitat, observing their behavior, and seeing God's magnificent creation up close and personal. Immerse yourself in a different culture and enjoy getting to learn and grow as you meet friends from another part of the planet.

In case you missed earlier notifications, we have two trips on the calendar for 2025. Both are Great Migration adventures and will take place in May/June and September. Due to unforeseen circumstances causing two of our couples to have to withdraw from the September excursion, we currently have four openings. We also would love to have six more travelers join us for the May/June tour.A Babies and Mamas safari opportunity is also in the works for February, if there is enough interest. Marcy's Photo Journey is partnering with Instinct Tours to bring you the very best in education, culture, accommodations, and adventure. If you've ever considered a trip to Africa, now is a great time to fulfill that dream. Doug and I will be with you every step of the way!Contact us for more details! ... See MoreSee Less

Come with us to Tanzania and discover a whole, new world!  Its not just about the wildlife, but you will love getting to see so many animals in their natural habitat, observing their behavior, and seeing Gods magnificent creation up close and personal. Immerse yourself in a different culture and enjoy getting to learn and grow as you meet friends from another part of the planet.  

In case you missed earlier notifications, we have two trips on the calendar for 2025.  Both are Great Migration adventures and will take place in May/June and September.  Due to unforeseen circumstances causing two of our couples to have to withdraw from the September excursion, we currently have four openings.  We also would love to have six more travelers join us for the May/June tour.

A Babies and Mamas safari opportunity is also in the works for February, if there is enough interest.  

Marcys Photo Journey is partnering with Instinct Tours to bring you the very best in education, culture, accommodations, and adventure.  If youve ever considered a trip to Africa, now is a great time to fulfill that dream.  Doug and I will be with you every step of the way!

Contact us for more details!

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Instinct Tours are waiting for another discovery.

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Good morning from Reine, Norway!

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Good morning! Enjoy your day!

πŸ€— Good morning! Have an excellent day. All your photos have been stellar. What a beautiful trip for both of you. ❀️

It looks so beautiful there! What an amazing experience.

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More travel photography, this time from Doug. Today we made our way through the Lofoten Islands of Norway to the fishing village of Reine. One of our goals was to photograph the colorful "Fishing Cabins" that line the harbors of island villages. Originally, these were places where off-duty fishermen would stay for rest between fishing trips, but in modern times have been converted into tourist accommodations. We are staying in one of these converted cabins, seen across the harbor on the left. ... See MoreSee Less

More travel photography, this time from Doug. Today we made our way through the Lofoten Islands of Norway to the fishing village of Reine.  One of our goals was to photograph the colorful Fishing Cabins that line the harbors of island villages. Originally, these were places where off-duty fishermen would stay for rest between fishing trips, but in modern times have been converted into tourist accommodations.      We are staying in one of these converted cabins, seen across the harbor on the left.

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So different from yesterday! First day we were able to shed our coats since we've been here. We traveled to the town of Reine today, known as one of the most beautiful in the Lofoten Islands. It did not disappoint. We'll be here for the next four nights in our converted "fisherman's shack." It's really nice and located right on the water, so we're excited about being here awhile.

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So different from yesterday!  First day we were able to shed our coats since weve been here.  We traveled to the town of Reine today, known as one of the most beautiful in the Lofoten Islands.  It did not disappoint.  Well be here for the next four nights in our converted fishermans shack.  Its really nice and located right on the water, so were excited about being here awhile.

I took so many pictures today!  Heres a few...Image attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment

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It is all so idyllic! Every picture is picture perfect. Thank you for sharing.

as always, beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing.

Are you driving around or taking buses, ferries are both? Is English working okay there?

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First day in the Lofoten Islands can be summed up in four words...chilly, rainy, foggy, and misty. We were out most of the day trying to persevere, and it was tough. Lost of scenes like this, but I'm too tired to even go through them all. Headed to bed and hoping for brighter skies tomorrow... ... See MoreSee Less

First day in the Lofoten Islands can be summed up in four words...chilly, rainy, foggy, and misty.  We were out most of the day trying to persevere, and it was tough.  Lost of scenes like this, but Im too tired to even go through them all.  Headed to bed and hoping for brighter skies tomorrow...

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This is a beautiful picture.

The Lofotens are great in all weather and it changes so quickly. Hope you get some glorious blue skies.

Still a beautiful picture even with all of the elements.

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For the first time since arriving in Norway, we had something other than clear, sunny skies yesterday. As much as we have enjoyed the beautiful, spring weather, the landscape shots from last evening are more like I had expected Norway would be. It was very cold and windy as we spent quite a while out on the deck capturing some of the dynamic skies. Not the show that most of you had at home, but lovely nonetheless! πŸ™‚ Unfortunately, we knew that there was no chance of Northern Lights here right now because it never does get dark enough.

So here's a few more harbors and some seascapes from our last day on the Hurtigruten Nordlys. It's been a fabulous experience, but we're both ready to explore a little more by land from this point on. ... See MoreSee Less

For the first time since arriving in Norway, we had something other than clear, sunny skies yesterday.  As much as we have enjoyed the beautiful, spring weather, the landscape shots from last evening are more like I had expected Norway would be.  It was very cold and windy as we spent quite a while out on the deck capturing some of the dynamic skies.  Not the show that most of you had at home, but lovely nonetheless!  πŸ™‚  Unfortunately, we knew that there was no chance of Northern Lights here right now because it never does get dark enough.

So heres a few more harbors and some seascapes from our last day on the Hurtigruten Nordlys.  Its been a fabulous experience, but were both ready to explore a little more by land from this point on.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Beautiful photos! Did you take any Northern Lights photos from last nights Extreme G5 solar flare ?

Amazing photos!

What a awesome trip

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Even now we are sitting at dinner and loving this view! Last dinner on the ship… ... See MoreSee Less

Even now we are sitting at dinner and loving this view!   Last dinner on the ship…

As we continue to travel in the Arctic Ocean, our ship has stopped at many picturesque fishing villages, giving us some insight into one of Norway's biggest industries. It's worth noting that we never see any trash, litter, or vandalism anywhere. Each town is remarkably neat and clean, and that would also apply to the two large cities we visited, Oslo and Bergen. My impression is that life here is simple, people are hard-working and take great pride in their environment. In this part of the country, homes are modest but incredibly well-maintained.

We have had some cold times, especially when we've gone out on the deck to take pictures while the ship was moving. Winds were brutal to the point where a couple of times I actually wondered if it could blow me off the ship before I reached the door to go back inside. One time I lingered a little longer than Doug taking pictures, and he came back for me, afraid that I would be overcome by the wind. We now are docked in Kirkenes, the port that is less than 10 miles from Russia. In a couple of hours, the ship will turn around and head back south. This has been a great adventure so far and certainly unlike anything we've ever done before. We're now eagerly anticipating the six days we'll be spending in the Lofoten Islands, where we're hoping to get some great landscape and wildlife images. That part of the trip begins on Saturday night as we leave the ship.Today's pictures show our ship, arctic scenery, and many of the small fishing villages. ... See MoreSee Less

As we continue to travel in the Arctic Ocean, our ship has stopped at many picturesque fishing villages, giving us some insight into one of Norways biggest industries.  Its worth noting that we never see any trash, litter, or vandalism anywhere.  Each town is remarkably neat and clean, and that would also apply to the two large cities we visited, Oslo and Bergen.  My impression is that life here is simple, people are hard-working and take great pride in their environment.  In this part of the country, homes are modest but incredibly well-maintained.

We have had some cold times, especially when weve gone out on the deck to take pictures while the ship was moving.  Winds were brutal to the point where a couple of times I actually wondered if it could blow me off the ship before I reached the door to go back inside.  One time I lingered a little longer than Doug taking pictures, and he came back for me, afraid that I would be overcome by the wind.  

We now are docked in Kirkenes, the port that is less than 10 miles from Russia.  In a couple of hours, the ship will turn around and head back south.  This has been a great adventure so far and certainly unlike anything weve ever done before.  Were now eagerly anticipating the six days well be spending in the Lofoten Islands, where were hoping to get some great landscape and wildlife images.  That part of the trip begins on Saturday night as we leave the ship.

Todays pictures show our ship, arctic scenery, and many of the small fishing villages.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Awesome scenery! Thank you for sharing your incredible journey.

Really enjoying the ride along!! πŸ₯°

Stunning scenery! Thanks for the ride along!

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As of today, we are half-way through the cruise portion of this anniversary trip. We are now above the Arctic Circle and headed to Kirkenes, a city of about 3500 people that is a little less than 10 miles from the Russian border. When we get there on Thursday morning, the ship will turn around and head back south to Bergen. Doug and I will stay on board until Saturday when we'll disembark at the small town of Svolvaer in the Lofoten Islands. Once there, we'll pick up our rental car which will allow us to spend the next six days exploring the islands.

We are really loving the cruise and finding it to be so relaxing. I feel like I've turned into a lazy bones, taking too many naps and spending hours doing nothing but enjoying the scenery and getting a glimpse into life in Norway. It's an impressive country and because this is a coastal cruise, we are able to see many farms, small towns, and snow capped mountains as we head north. Locals and service personnel on the ship continue to tell us that our sunny, mild weather is quite unusual for this time of year. We'll take it! Today is the first day that I've worn my flannel lined pants and probably could have gotten along without them, but they feel pretty good when I'm out in the wind on the deck with my camera. We've had some incredible sunsets aboard ship. Today's images are typical of what we're seeing as we continue to go north. ... See MoreSee Less

As of today, we are half-way through the cruise portion of this anniversary trip.  We are now above the Arctic Circle and headed to Kirkenes, a city of about 3500 people that is a little less than 10 miles from the Russian border.  When we get there on Thursday morning, the ship will turn around and head back south to Bergen.  Doug and I will stay on board until Saturday when well disembark at the small town of Svolvaer in the Lofoten Islands.  Once there, well pick up our rental car which will allow us to spend the next six days exploring the islands.

We are really loving the cruise and finding it to be so relaxing.  I feel like Ive turned into a lazy bones, taking too many naps and spending hours doing nothing but enjoying the scenery and getting a glimpse into life in Norway.  Its an impressive country and because this is a coastal cruise, we are able to see many farms, small towns, and snow capped mountains as we head north.  Locals and service personnel on the ship continue to tell us that our sunny, mild weather is quite unusual for this time of year.  Well take it!  Today is the first day that Ive worn my flannel lined pants and probably could have gotten along without them, but they feel pretty good when Im out in the wind on the deck with my camera.

  
Weve had some incredible sunsets aboard ship.  Todays images are typical of what were seeing as we continue to go north.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Beautiful photos Marcy ! Norway was great I even bought a pair of loafers!

Wonderful Cruise here on. Being a coastal cruise, I imagine that you're on a pretty small ship (??)

What amazing scenery! I am a bit jealous!

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This past February, Doug and I escorted three intrepid travelers to Tanzania for the very first Instinct Tours safari! Marcy's Photo Journey is so happy to have had a part in this collaboration effort, which was officially called our "Mamas and Babies Safari."

February is a fantastic time to be in The Serengeti if you love seeing the baby animals. The landscape is lush and green, and we were surprised to witness a wildebeest birth, which was quite special. Also, a portion of the wildebeest and zebra migration was underway, and we happened to be at just the right place to immerse ourselves in that experience as well.It's Mother's Day week and what better time to announce that we are now considering another safari adventure for February 2025! Once again, our goal would be to see many mamas with their little ones in tow, as we explore Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and The Serengeti.We are now gauging interest in this adventure and need to know if we have enough probable participants before we do any further planning. We need AT LEAST EIGHT PEOPLE to join us to make this dream come true!By the end of May, we want to be in full planning mode, so we hope to hear very soon from anyone who is SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING this option. For this 13 day life-changing experience, cost is around $7000 plus flight, and includes meals, transportation, services of a professional safari guide and naturalist, and first class accommodations. Doug and I will be working closely with our friend Makinda, owner of Instinct Tours, to bring you the best Tanzania has to offer. Either leave a comment below or contact us through private message. ... See MoreSee Less

This past February, Doug and I escorted three intrepid travelers to Tanzania for the very first Instinct Tours safari!  Marcys Photo Journey is so happy to have had a part in this collaboration effort, which was officially called our Mamas and Babies Safari.

February is a fantastic time to be in The Serengeti if you love seeing the baby animals.  The landscape is lush and green, and we were surprised to witness a wildebeest birth, which was quite special.  Also, a portion of the wildebeest and zebra migration was underway, and we happened to be at just the right place to immerse ourselves in that experience as well.

Its Mothers Day week and what better time to announce that we are now considering another safari adventure for February 2025!  Once again, our goal would be to see many mamas with their little ones in tow, as we explore Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and The Serengeti.

We are now gauging interest in this adventure and need to know if we have enough probable participants before we do any further planning.  We need AT LEAST EIGHT PEOPLE to join us to make this dream come true!

By the end of May, we want  to be in full planning mode, so we hope to hear very soon from anyone who is SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING this option.  For this 13 day life-changing experience, cost is around $7000 plus flight, and includes meals, transportation, services of a professional safari guide and naturalist, and first class accommodations. 

Doug and I will be working closely with our friend Makinda, owner of Instinct Tours, to bring you the best Tanzania has to offer. Either leave a comment below or contact us through private message.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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We now are half way there…THINK ABOUT IT!

Yay!! We already have two...just need six more!

AT SEA...

The pictures have to tell the story because words can't do it justice. Tomorrow we cross the Arctic Circle. Oh my goodness, we are enjoying this adventure! ... See MoreSee Less

AT SEA...

The pictures have to tell the story because words cant do it justice.  Tomorrow we cross the Arctic Circle.  Oh my goodness, we are enjoying this adventure!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Wow! That’s really all I can say! So breathtakingly beautiful, and I’m sure it is even more so in person 😍❀️ So glad that you share your adventures with us all!

Just amazing!! So glad we get to follow along.πŸ’œ

Pictures are amazing. Tell a wonderful story!

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With a population of 275,000, Bergen is Norway's second largest city. It is also the rainiest city in Europe, with an average of 200 rainy days per year. We defied the odds, and both days we were in Bergen were picture perfect!

Bergen is a port city and was where we boarded our ship for the coastal cruise north. We left right at sunset, so our parting shots were in beautiful light, which just added to our already favorable impression. ... See MoreSee Less

With a population of 275,000, Bergen is Norways second largest city.  It is also the rainiest city in Europe, with an average of 200 rainy days per year.  We defied the odds, and both days we were in Bergen were picture perfect!

Bergen is a port city and was where we boarded our ship for the coastal cruise north.  We left right at sunset, so our parting shots were in beautiful light, which just added to our already favorable impression.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment