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R. Doug Wicker — Author · 1d ago

Fun Photo Friday — Guayaquil, Ecuador 2

Here is today’s Fun Photo Friday gallery and slide show:Filed under: Fun Photo Friday, Photography, R. Doug Wicker, travel, vacation Tagged: Ecuador, Fun Photo Friday, Guayaquil, photography...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 3d ago

Ecuador — Guayaquil: More Iguana Park and turtles, too!

We returned to Iguana Park the next day after we met up with our tour group and guide. What we missed the first time around were the turtles, but Daniel made sure we saw them on this visit. ...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 5d ago

Ecuador — Guayaquil: To the Metropolitan Cathedral and Iguana Park

West of the Torre Morisca is yet another park, but this one contains a twist. It’s overrun with some very friendly iguanas. This is Parque Seminario, directly in front of the Metropolitan Ca...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 1W ago

Fun Photo Friday — Guayaquil: Ecuador 1

Over the next three weeks, Fun Photo Friday will feature favorites from Guayaquil, Ecuador. So, for a taste of what’s ahead, here is today’s photo gallery and slide show:Filed under: Fun Pho...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 1W ago

Ecuador — Continuing on our own around Guayaquil

Reaching the Malecón, Ursula and I turned south to enjoy the gardens, statuary, and buildings along the way. We’ll return to the Malecón with our tour group later the next day, and you’ll se...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 1W ago

Ecuador — First look at Guayaquil

Yes, we sometimes travel by land rather than cruise ship. Ursula and I did so in February, 2016, for a comprehensive tour of Ecuador. We flew into Guayaquil, Ecuador, one day before we were ...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 2W ago

D-Day — Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

  The map depicted above overlooks Omaha Beach. Behind that map lies the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. a territorial concession granted by France to the United States, so this gro...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 2W ago

D-Day — Omaha

On D-Day, the 6th of June, 1944, Omaha Beach was bleak. U.S. V Corps under the direct command of Major General Leonard Gerow would sustain the most casualties by far of any of the five invas...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 2W ago

D-Day — Utah

The beach assaults on D-Day occurred at five locations. Gold, Juno, and Sword beaches lay to the east. Gold and Sword were led by the English. Canada led the way at Juno. The U.S. Army assau...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 2W ago

D-Day — Pointe du Hoc

On D-Day, June 6, 1944, the U.S. Army Ranger Assault Group landed a Pointe du Hoc. Their unenviable mission was to scale the 100-foot/30-meter cliffs and take out German 155mm gun emplacemen...