Grand Memories

It’s been a year since my Grand Adventure, so I hope you’ll forgive some wistful photographic memories. Cambridge Community Church has just opened its new building, which is what I was fundraising for, so it’s a doubly good moment to reminisce. All the hard work of fundraising by myself and others has paid off, and C3 is well-placed for the next stage of its mission. I hope it won’t be too long before I can embark upon another adventure like this, but for now these memories must suffice…

Leaping from the rim
Leaping from the rim

 

Perched on the rim at Mather Point
Perched on the rim at Mather Point

 

Daylight breaks through early morning clouds. Yaki Point, South Rim
Daylight breaks through early morning clouds. Yaki Point, South Rim

 

Contemplating Immensity. Grand View Point, South Rim.
Contemplating Immensity. Grand View Point, South Rim.

 

Glory Unfolding. Grand View Point, South Rim
Glory Unfolding. Grand View Point, South Rim

 

Glimpses of Grandeur
Glimpses of Grandeur

 

Sudden Drop-Off. Little Colorado Gorge, AZ
Sudden Drop-Off. Little Colorado Gorge, AZ

 

Breath-taking road-side views at Monument Valley, AZ
Breath-taking road-side views at Monument Valley, AZ

 

Balanced Rock, Arches NP
Balanced Rock, Arches NP

 

The Windows, Arches NP
The Windows, Arches NP

 

Dead Horse Point, Utah
Dead Horse Point, Utah

 

Canyonlands NP, Utah
Canyonlands NP, Utah

 

Star-Bridge. Arches NP
Star-Bridge. Arches NP

 

The 'Sunken Ship' in Bryce Canyon Amphitheater, with the spectacular plateaus of southern Utah beyond.
The ‘Sunken Ship’ in Bryce Canyon Amphitheater, with the spectacular plateaus of southern Utah beyond.

 

Walls of Zion Canyon, as seen from the summit of Angels Landing
Walls of Zion Canyon, as seen from the summit of Angels Landing

 

It's a long way down from Angels Landing to the floor of Zion Canyon
It’s a long way down from Angels Landing to the floor of Zion Canyon

 

A Turkey Vulture in flight, Zion NP
A Turkey Vulture in flight, Zion NP

 

The upper reaches of the Virgin River run through some seriously deep and narrow canyons, Zion NP.
The upper reaches of the Virgin River run through some seriously deep and narrow canyons, Zion NP.

 

Sunset bathes the rocks of the North Rim in a mesmerising tint of ruddy gold
Sunset bathes the rocks of the North Rim in a mesmerising tint of ruddy gold

 

Sunset from within the Grand Canyon
Sunset from within the Grand Canyon

 

A Douglas Fir stands sentry on the South Rim
A Douglas Fir stands sentry on the South Rim

 

The Grand Canyon in all its glory
The Grand Canyon in all its glory

 

Trekking under a shaded overhang in Havasu Canyon
Trekking under a shaded overhang in Havasu Canyon

 

The turquoise waters of Havasu Falls and Creek
The turquoise waters of Havasu Falls and Creek

I hope you’ve enjoyed these photos. If you want to see more from my trip, click here or here for parts 1 & 2 of my ‘Memories of the Desert’ post.

 

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