Tag Archives: Atlantic Ocean

Island View: St. Kilda In The Outer Hebrides, Scotland

There is no place like St Kilda. Towering out of the storm-tossed waters of the Atlantic Ocean, its cliffs and sea stacks clamour with the cries of hundreds of thousands of seabirds.

Internationally recognised for its birdlife, St Kilda is no less famous for its human history. A community existed here for at least 4,000 years, exploiting the dense colonies of gannets, fulmars and puffins for food, feathers and oil.

The final 36 islanders were evacuated in 1930. Now uninhabited, visitors can brave the weather to sail to the ‘islands at the edge of the world’ for the experience of a lifetime.

Maine Views: Down East Magazine – July 2022

Down East Magazine, July 2022

Down East Magazine – July 2022 Features

In With the Old

We’ve rounded up 40 of our favorite antiques stores, vintage shops, flea markets, and more along four winding antiques trails. Treasure hunters, it’s road-trip time.

Down East Americana

In the easternmost counties in the country, fragments of a nostalgic American aesthetic linger along the byways and back roads.

Travel & Culture: Desert Peoples Of Mauritania (HD)

Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a sovereign state in Northwest Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Western Sahara to the north and northwest, Algeria to the northeast, Mali to the east and southeast, and Senegal to the southwest.

In human cultures in general, and perhaps particularly in Africa, the landscape is the first shrine of tradition. From the sand dunes of Mauritania to the currents of River Senegal, to the Lions of the Beninese savannah to the spirits of the forests of Gabon, this series explores the origin, the nature and the survival of deep links between several populations in West Africa and their habitat.

Each episode takes us to discover an emblematic landscape: the river (Senegal), the desert (Mauritania), the forest (Gabon) and the savannah (Benin). A compass of escape and meeting which rests on two main pillars: the spectacular character of the places, often classified with the UNESCO world heritage, and the charisma of the main characters who are transmitters of their respective traditions.

Research: How Africa Keeps The Amazon Green

Jet streams sprinkle North African dust over the Amazon, providing the rain forest with much needed nutrients. Changing wind patterns and increasing smoke may shift the system.

Massachusetts Views: Seals At The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

“Sunday Morning” leaves you today with seals sunning at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport, Massachusetts (with some snowy owls looking on). Videographer: Michael Clark.

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife sanctuary encompassing the majority of Plum Island in northeastern Essex County, Massachusetts, 5 miles southeast of Newburyport. It was established in 1942 primarily to provide feeding, resting, and nesting habitats for migratory birds.

The harbour seal, also known as the common seal, is a true seal found along temperate and Arctic marine coastlines of the Northern Hemisphere. The most widely distributed species of pinniped, they are found in coastal waters of the northern Atlantic, Pacific Oceans, Baltic and North Seas.

Tours: São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal (4K)

The Azores Islands are a land of many wonders of the world. São Miguel island offers endless opportunities to be amazed at countless natural wonders, and is considered by many as one of the most beautiful places in the world. This walking tour explores quite a dramatic location: Farol do Arnel – Arnel Lighthouse.

At the end of an extremely steep narrow road, and suspended above the Atlantic Ocean, Arnel is São Miguel’s oldest lighthouse and was inaugurated on the 26th of November 1876. As we go down the steep route, stunning views over the strong Atlantic Ocean can be seen on either side of the road, until an unexpected and flabbergasting waterfall bursts from the high cliffs, right in front of our eyes, when we approach one of the many road’s curves.

This walking tour in Açores ends down at the bottom of the cliff and the waterfall, past the Farol do Arnel lighthouse, and quite close to the very strong big waves that were coming that day.

Aerial Views: Madeira Island, Portugal (4K)

Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago comprising 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa. It is known for its namesake wine and warm, subtropical climate. The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River. Capital Funchal has botanic gardens and is known for its harbor and a large New Year’s fireworks show. 

Aerial Views: Miami In Southeast Florida (4K)

Miami, officially the City of Miami, is a coastal metropolis located in Miami-Dade County in southeastern Florida, United States. With a population of 442,241 as of the 2020 census, it is the 44th-largest city in the United States and the core of the nation’s eighth-largest metropolitan area.

Views: San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife Island

San Cristóbal de La Laguna is a city and municipality in the northern part of the island of Tenerife in the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, on the Canary Islands. The city is the third-most populous city of the archipelago and the second-most populous city of the island.