Tag: Washington

British Columbia: Peace at the 49th Parallel

British Columbia: Peace at the 49th Parallel
At the border of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, and Blaine, Washington, U.S.A., lies the famous Peace Arch, built by Sam Hill. It marks the spot known as the “Peace Arch Border Crossing”, one of the busiest border crossings between Canada and the United States. The arch also commemorates the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of... Read more »

Wales: Near Chepstow Castle on the Wye River

Wales: Near Chepstow Castle on the Wye River
In 2008, I attended a conference in Iceland titled The Arctic Convoys: A Lifeline Across the Atlantic. I came because my father was a Navy photomate in Iceland during WWII and a number of his photos were on display. At the time, I was finishing up a novel inspired by my father’s experiences in Iceland... Read more »