White Pocket

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We purchased a tour with Paria Outpost who are located in Big Water, UT, some 40 miles east of Kanab, UT.  From there it was a one and 1/2 hour ride over dirt roads, requiring a high ground clearance vehicle to get to White Pocket.

White Pocket

I can’t explain the geology that created this phenomenon and I don’t want to over use superlatives.  Suffice it to say that this is one of the most unique and interesting places we have ever seen.  It is an area of approximately one square mile located in the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness.  We hope that our photos will give you some insight into the other-worldly nature of White Pocket.

White Pocket

Next stop:  Zion National Park

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Cork, Ireland and Cliffs of Moher

From Liverpool, we took to the air and flew on Ryanair from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Cork, Ireland.  Cork (pics), in the south of Ireland in County Cork, is considered Ireland’s “second city”.  It sits along the River Lee with the city center actually occupying an island with the river split around it.  This island center is compact and very walkable with a mix of narrow pedestrian lanes.

On River Lee

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