A frequent flier's views on flying and travel

Photos from Around the World

A very small sample of some favorites from 30 years of going ‘everywhere’. More photos, and also how to order prints and framed versions, are at RoehrPhoto website.

Entering Appenzell canton from the eastern side, Switzerland

Appenzell Switzerland

Sunrise at sea off of Hoonah Alaska

Sunrise Hoonah Ak 1

Hiker on a ridge, Santias peak, Switzerland

Santias Swz, hiker on a ridge

Santias. Not for the timid, or a fear of heights.

An Alaskan air B737 coming in at sunset, Juneau Alaska

Sunset Juneau Ak

A white wolf, captured using a telephoto lens from about 150 yards away

Alaska wolf

Coming in by helicopter, over the Taku glacier, Alaska

Taku Glacier, Alaska

Bryce Canyon, Utah.

1992 Bryce Utah

Devils Tower, Wyoming.

1992 Devils Tower Wy

1992 Rushmore

Sunset at Picacho Peak, between Tucson and Phoenix

Arizona Picacho Peak

Alaskan scenery while cruising on the Inside Passage.

Al cloud 2008

Al Ins Pass

Glacier, mountains, and a green valley, Juneau Alaska

Al Juneau

Thank my wife for this shot with 5 bald eagles

Al Ketchikan 5

Mother Orca and calf passing by a fishing boat

Al Killer Fishing

And the rest of the family

Al Killer whales

For the man who has everything, at a store in Skagway

Al Skagway

Mt Rainier, Seattle, on a perfectly sunny day

Seattle Mt Rainier

Al ySeattle2008

One reason why we left Maine

Fitch snow 1991

BoraBora Breakfast with a view, I got this onto UA’s 1K site in 2008

It might be my favorite picture from anywhere we have been

BoraBora view

Where we stayed, Sofitel BoraBora, and their own private island, can only get there by water taxi

BB hotel

BoraBora Taxi

One BoraBora stingray was always friendly. This is ray “Charles”

BB Ray Swim

3 or 4 sharks OK, but it got interesting when there were 8

BB Shark2

Swissair, Shanghai to Zurich, over Caucasus Mtns

Caucasus Mtns 2001

Contrails in flight, over Czechoslovakia

Czech Contrails

Sunset on a beach, Dominican Republic

DomRep sunset

Pelican in flight, fishing off of DelRay Beach Florida

Florida Pelican

Sunset from our 25’th anniversary cruise (NCL), near Tampa Florida

Sunset Tampa Fl


Same cruise, a sunset near the coast of Honduras

Honduras Sunset

The Hard Rock Cafe, Jakarta Indonesia

Ind HRC Jakarta 1999

And the original, in London

London HardRock I

Terraced mountain fields in Java

Ind Java fields 1999

Driving through a wildlife park in Java, with the car window half open…

Ind Sumatran Tiger 1999

Scenery, Kyoto Japan

Jpn Kyoto 2010

As you exit International arrivals in Guam, a water buffalo

Guam buffalo

And the real thing, “Caraboa” in Philippines, Luzon island

Philippine Carabao

Final approach on a UA 747 into NRT, you can see our shadow

Jpn Rice Narita

Overflying Kazakhstan


Charlie Chaplin’s statue, Waterville, County Kerry, Ireland

Kerry Chaplin

King Puck (brings good luck) in Killorglin, County Kerry, Ireland

Kerry Puck

So cute… The lion too. Trafalgar square London

London Trafalgar Lion 2

A Harrier, a Spitfire, and a V-1 at the Imperial War Museum, London

London IWM 2

A WW-II P51 Mustang on display at Pima air museum

P51 Pima

I wonder what happens if you wear this on a flight

Kiss an FA

Back home in Maine

Maine 2013

Surf in Cozumel near a bar owned by a friend

Mex Cozumel 2012

Mexico dolphin

On the roads near lake Taupo, New Zealand

NZ lake drain

Lake Taupo

NZ lake taupo

If you have never been… Go To New Zealand !


Huka falls, North Island NZ

NZ Hooka

Memorial to NZ sheepdogs, near Twizel

NZ Memorial

Storm coming in over Mt Aoraki (Mt Cook) NZ

NZ Mt Aoraki

Roadside information for tourists, Tirau NZ

NZ Tourist Help

Guess the country, and it’s not in Europe

Ph Baguio Hotel

Sunrise in Baguio Philippines, Mtns of central Luzon

Ph Baguio Sunrise 2013

Hard Rock Cafe, New Years 2000, Singapore

Spore HRC 2000

National Day, Singapore

Spore Natl Day 2009

PRC Embassy entrance, Singapore

Spore PRC embassy 2002

Temple, Singapore

Spore Temple 2009

I really love this one, sunset in Tahiti looking at Moorea

Sunset Tahiti

Another of my personal favorites, at TPE. Look in the cockpit windows

Taiwan Shades

Slight typo in hotel sign, Hsinchu Taiwan

Taiwan sign

Tx Austin

Sunset in Houston

Tx Houst Sunset

And a sunrise in Houston, taken while leaving Hobby/HOU airport

HOU sunrise

Polyphemus moth, 6-inch wingspan, at my doorstep in Houston

Texas Polyphemus Moth

Local scenery in Dubai, after an incredible day dune-bashing in the cars shown below

UAE Dubai ride 2K

Sunset in the yacht club harbor, Dubai

UAE Dubai sunset 2000

Inside the Blue souk or rug market, Sharjah (UAE)

UAE Sharjah Souk 2000

Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, London

London Albert Mem

Tower Bridge London on a perfect day

London Tower Bridge 1

Cambridge UK, site of an office Xmas party

UK Bun Shop, Cambridge 2008

Mathematical Bridge in summer, Cambridge UK

UK Mathematical Bridge 2008

Greenwich Park, England

Greenwich Observatory

Baguio, Luzon, in the Philippines


Victoria BC, beautiful city, but expensive chocolate !

Victoria BC 2008

SFO by air on a foggy morning


Roadside attractions/distractions… Between Austin and Houston, near Columbus

Texas Longhorns

Not my photo… Its my Great-Grandmother, in Vienna circa 1890, her wedding outfit.

Janeena 1890

This is a composite image from NASA of the Earth at night

ZZ earth_at_night


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