I saw the news today… Oh Boy!

Bad and scary news everywhere today, but not here. Only good news here. This is the Good News Blog! On the way out, we had a full day in London, which is becoming my favourite city very quickly now. I… Continue Reading →

Day 10 Foula, Shetland Islands

Late, but we did get a landing on the Shetland island of Foula. Had a very nice hike, just me and Chantal, and the ponies, sheep and birds. This is a very remote, lonely place and inhabited by only 36… Continue Reading →

Expedition Days 7-9

This morning we did a 5km hike at the Loch Scavaig, on the Isle of Skye. Very technical hike, on slippery rocks, fog and some rain, but a really nice walk. The zodiac ride back was like riding a wild… Continue Reading →

Expedition Day 6 – St. Kilda

St. Kilda, the outermost of the New Hebrides Islands, sustained people from about 4000 BC, living on seabird eggs, fish, and a few vegetables as well as sheep and cattle. There is a village of “Blackhouses”, named because the fire-pit… Continue Reading →

Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

I’ve been on this ship before, 2 years ago in the Arctic. See my blog at Arctic-explorer-expedition-2016 . Same ship and same tour company, Adventure Canada, but completely different adventure. We had some rough seas on this trip and Mathew,… Continue Reading →

Scotland Interior – Days 8-11

We flew from Dublin to Glascow, from where we visited the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness during a full day excursion. Meeting up with Adventure Canada in Glascow, they transported us to the town of Oban, where we boarded the… Continue Reading →

Days 4-7 Irish Eyes Do Smile :)

This trip is starting to feel like one big international pub crawl, as we visited Dublin, then went on an over-night excursion to the west coast of Ireland. We visited Galway, Bunratty village and castle and the Cliffs of Moher…. Continue Reading →

Day 2-3 – London – All the tourist things

We got Oyster cards for the bus and subway, but when we’re visiting European cities, we prefer the bus, as you see much more. Especially in London, the double-decker buses are great. We actually met a guy from Port Credit… Continue Reading →

Jack the Ripper – circa 2040

In 1888, Jack the Ripper murdered and severely mutilated 5 prostitutes in Whitechapel, London. During our month in the UK and Ireland, we spent quite a bit of time in Whitechapel, which turned out to be one of my favourite… Continue Reading →

Mysterious circles have appeared in the Arctic…

and even NASA is baffled. Mysterious circles have appeared on Arctic sea ice — and even NASA is baffled – National Post    But I think I had the answer 2 years ago when my titanium S.E.T.I. hip detected intelligent coded… Continue Reading →

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