|Globe Circling Excursion 1891
Arranged by Canadian Pacific Railway Company
One Covid Silver Lining ... Plenty of time to browse through my collection of vintage travel temptations. I call them "temptations" because they were advertisements designed to encourage travel at a time when travel was truly for the most elite adventurers. The world was still beyond the reach of all except the most well-to-do. It fascinates me to consider how adventurers would choose and carry out a journey at the dawn of the travel industry. The image above is the cover of a brochure issued in 1891 to tempt travelers to take an excursion around the world via ships and trains. Published by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company.
Cost of the trip in 1891 = $600 Cost in today's dollars = $15,853.
Travel time = About 90 days.
Here are a few of the inside pages ... (Click on images for larger view)
|1891 - Rail & Steamship Tour
|One of the Ships - Empress of India
|Map -- A Tour Round the World
|Ports O' Call
|Sailing Times **Probably**
|This page is one of my favorites.
Can you imagine a time when traveling and
spotting other ships was an activity worth recording?
More ships and skies ...
|Matson freighter departing.
Bainbridge Island waterfront in the background.
For any first time visitors ... John likes to watch ships come and go in Seattle and snap photos of some that interest him.
|C M A C G M small freighter.
Cloud shadows and bright sun made the view unusual.
|Early morning departure.
S M Line
Departure at dawn with deck edge lights still on.
|Just after sunset behind the clouds ...
looking across Puget Sound to the west.
|Late afternoon, mostly cloudy sky with breaks and
sun blasting through created an unusual scene at
this OOCL Container ship departure.
|A sky photo I like from my archives of 2011
back in the Treasure State (Montana).
Along a remote mountain road.
|A sunrise from 2011.
This shot is looking east from the Madison
Valley in Southwestern Montana.
|American Robin on a snow day.
|My hummingbirds are a daily fascination.
Have you been watching the hummingbird babies?
Hummingbird Spot, on YouTube, has been live streaming, an Allen's Hummingbird's nest. The mother hummer laid 2 eggs about the size of jelly beans. 😊 Crowd sourcing named the mother, Emerald, and her chicks are Ruby and Sapphire. If you've missed the live stream, here is a short time-lapse video of the first 10 days of the life cycle ...
Now, if you missed the streaming of the first few days, you've probably missed the eggs hatching. So, here is the video that follows Emerald from warming her eggs to hatching two beautiful baby chicks...
Details: Emerald's first egg was laid on January 19 and the second on January 21. The first egg hatched at 1:29pm on February 7. The second egg hatched at 10:40am on February on February 8. [Update March 4 -- Ruby, the first chick to hatch, flew out of the nest on March 4th. Sapphire is still in the nest alone this evening.] [Update March 15th. Sapphire flew out of the nest on March 5. Between March 5 and March 15, we think the same mother bird made some improvements to the nest. On March 15th, about 8:09am we saw a new egg in the nest. Hummingbirds usually lay 2 eggs, so we will be watching to see what happens over the next couple of days. To watch the live stream for this click here.]