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Last Friday I had an amazing day tour with Odyssey Tours based out of Belfast. Got to see the northern coast, including the Black Hedges, the Giant's Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Got soaked in the process, but would recommend to anyone, rain or shine.

#northernireland #northernirishcoast #odysseytours

Back on the Lewis and Clark trails... Many of the big cottonwoods are more than 200 years old and were here when Lewis and Clark and crew canoed down these very waters in 1805-06. The Upper Missouri River is essentially a vein of water that cuts a deep gash through the dry soft desert-scape of the Great Plains. Every single cottonwood tree in this dry landscape is not only a much sought-after #shelter from the harsh western sun but is also a real attractor for insects, birds and other animals. Cottonwood habitat apparently supports more than half of all Montana #bird species. But because of damming and other human interventions in the Missouri watercourse over the years, these old thirsty trees are disappearing fast. Apparently one cottonwood can consume up to 200 gallons of water a day! Luckily recent conservation efforts were made to replant these native trees and many small #saplings can be spotted at all our #riverside stopovers. At one of the campsites I read a sign that urges every camper to take the empty buckets provided and help water these newly planted little trees while camping there. Loved this “greening policy” and the idea that we could easily participate in the effort to save these trees so we watered all the saplings at this campsite. The next day I mentioned what we did to one of our guides Becky who somehow managed to delegate almost everyone in the group to help water the saplings at this next camp site. With about 20 people passing on buckets of water from the river we managed to water all the saplings in no time -and had some group fun doing it too! I wish I took photos of that moment but I was too busy participating -getting wet filling up those water buckets! #thankyou #groupeffort #savethetrees #birdhabitat #water #treehugger #americanlandscape #treelove #followlewisnclark2018 #lewisandclark #americanwest #odysseytours #nofilter #latergram #clayjenkinson #nature #outdoorliving #missouririver #river #summer #montana #nofilter #summeradventure #landscapephotography #uppermissouririverbreaks #wilderness #mightytree

Day 3.2 was a lot of canoeing. I think we covered more than 20 miles of the #missouririver. But unlike Lewis and Clark and their crew, we went down river with the help of the tide, pheaw. 😅 Because the tides are so strong in this shallow #river, apparently if we just flow down without #paddling at all we are already moving at 6 miles per hour. So that’s a lot of help! #odysseytours #canoeing #fun #downriver #summeradventures #river #water #montana #summersadventure #americannationalmonument #clayjenkinson #uppermissouririverbreaks #active #followlewisnclark2018 #nofilter #noteception #justbe

Lewis and Clark trails day 2.2 > the second half of our day we got closer to the #vertical White Cliffs on canoes and even went hiking through their heavily #eroded nooks and crannies. These soft and #chalky #sandstone walls show clear traces of time, water and wind- and are eroding fast in geological time. The strange mushroom caps are just harder #stratas of #sandstone that are not #eroding quite as fast. #strangerocks #planetearth #montana #followlewisnclark2018 #lewisandclark #whitecliffs #adventure #hike #whitecliffsofmissouribreaks #americanwest #wildwest #erosion #odysseytours #nofilter #latergram #clayjenkinson #nature #outdoorliving #missouririver #canoe #canoeing #river #uppermissouririverbreaks #odysseytours

Lewis and Clark trails day 2 > the big highlight was canoeing down the Upper Missouri through the majestic White Cliffs. Apparently the landscape along this part of the Missouri had not changed much over the past two centuries since the early explorers went through here. The only big change is that there were tens of thousands of American bisons then but today we were happy to see cattle lazily grazing as we canoed by. #americanlandscape #followlewisnclark2018 #lewisandclark #whitecliffs #indiancountry #americanwest #wildwest #odysseytours #nofilter #latergram #clayjenkinson #nature #outdoorliving #missouririver #canoe #canoeing #river #bigsky #summer #montana #cattle #grazing #lostintime #nofilter #noreception #summeradventure #landscapephotography #uppermissouririverbreaks #wilderness

Day 1 of the Lewis and Clark tour. Yes it’s dry, it’s dusty, it’s big and it’s #endless. The expansive minimalist #landscape of the Great Plains can be mesmerising. (We got to go across this in a classic American yellow school bus!) As they headed west the explorers had to cross thousands of miles of infinite prairie landscapes before they reached the Rocky Mountains. #americanlandscape #wheatfield #greatplains #theplains #bigsky #bigcountry #largescaleagriculture #agriculture #electricalpoles #electricpole #infrastructure #drivebyshooting #drivebyphotography #roadtrip #clayjenkinson #followlewisnclark2018 #odysseytours #latergram #nofilter

Is this the #realworld? Eating wood-fired oven pizza and walking around Minneapolis airport with our wooden #hiking stick feeling dazed and confused to be back in “civilization”. This is after spending more than a week in the #wilderness. This time yesterday spectacular #clouds came out to greet us over #lochsa river before dusk. No that was not in Tibet but in #Idaho. #sky #bigsky #wildwest #pinetrees #cloudporn #pine #americanwest #exploration #outdoorliving #nature #planetearth #civilizationblues #followlewisnclark2018 #odysseytour2018 #odysseytours #jeffersonhour #clayjenkinson #nofilter

Stunnin' Giant Causeway with a stunnin babe😍

Rila Monastery in Bulgaria #bekersmotorcycletours #odysseytours #amazing

Our first stop in Bulgaria after the border crossing. #bekersmotorcycletours #odysseytours #adventure

Orientation ride for the kiwis in Thessaloniki, the start of the tour tomorrow plus 5 more bikes will be joining us. #bekersmotorcycletours #odysseytours #adventure #motorcycletouring

Finally leaving the ferry, then on to Thessaloniki to greet tour members for the start of our Greece/Bulgaria/Romania Tour. #odysseytours #bekersmotorcycletours #motorcycletouring #adventure

Riding with the Jones again, yeah. On the way to Greece to start the next tour. #odysseytours #bekersmotorcycletours #motorcycletouring

On our first full day in Ho Chi Minh City, we visited the Old Saigon Post office which was designed and constructed by Gustave Eiffel, the guy who built the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. Btw Bunny had an awesome time as well.
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Shout out to @myodysseytours for planning an amazing time in vietnam!
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Our first full day in Vietnam we ventured out to the Cu Chi tunnels, a huge tunnel system used by the Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War. We got to go down in the tunnels and it's crazy how people with full combat gear could run in these small tunnels.
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For more fun photos follow our family adventure @ourfamilyabroad .
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Also shout out to @myodysseytours for making our trip to Vietnam stress free and wonderful!
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#vietnam #ourfamilyabroad #CuChiTunnels #amazingplace #wonderfulworld #history #vietnamwar #wanderlust #historyalive #travelgram #instatravel #odysseytours

After another long "siesta" from posting we're back on track! Here is the first picture from our time in Vietnam.
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Shout out to @myodysseytours for making our trip to Vietnam stress free and absolutely outstanding. .
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