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Antarctica #1 – Crossing the Drake Passage and the South Shetland Islands

Dear friends, And so we embarked on a truly marvellous adventure with Quark Expeditions on the M/V Ocean Endeavour, captained by Dmytro Ashanin, with a crew of some 100 to cater for all our needs while on-board and an expedition team of 29 to provide pertinent information and guidance throughout the trip.  Although the ship [...]

2020-02-24T11:01:40+00:00February 24th, 2020|Animals, photography, Travel, Uncategorized, Ushuaia|0 Comments

Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego National Park

Dear Friends, In January, together with my cousin Sarah, I embarked on an exciting adventure, travelling from Auckland, NZ to Buenos Aires then south to Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina before embarking on the 'Ocean Endeavour' for an expedition to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.  A journey of a lifetime, and [...]

Canada #1 – Scarecrows, scenery and scarlet coats in Bromont

Dear friends, The last part of my North American tour was over the border into Canada, to Quebec to be more precise, and to Bromont to be really exact!  I visited my friends Andree and Denis here in the summer two years ago to help celebrate their wedding and what a pleasure to visit again [...]

USA #4 – Fall Colors in Vermont

Dear friends, I have long wanted to see the fall colours in Vermont and it turns out that I was there at the optimum time to glory in those remarkable colours and bright landscapes.  How great to have my friend Lois who lives near Duxbury, between Montpelier and Burlington, to take me through some stunning [...]

Madagascar #8 – Chama, Chama, chameleon … and more

Dear friends, I thought this would be my final blog, but realized that there is just to much to show from our last few wonderful days in Madagascar. After flying back from the south and our visits to Fort Dauphin and Berenty Private Reserve, we had an overnight stay in Antananarivo, and then set off [...]

Madagascar #4 – Landscapes, livelihoods and lemurs

Dear friends, After the two National Parks in the north, and another overnight stay in Antananarivo, we flew to the far south, landing in Port Dauphin after looking down on some lovely country, mountains, rivers and lagoons and a long coastline, the breakers white against the deep blue of the Indian Ocean. From Port Dauphin [...]

2018-04-22T15:43:24+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Animals, Culture, photography, Travel, Uncategorized|1 Comment