Description of a hike of Mt. Tumbledown on East Falkland, exploring the town of Stanley and revisiting battle sites of the 1982 Falklands War. An acknowledgement of a second chance for a one time opportunity due to the death of a fellow traveler. A description of the physical and cultural environment in and around Stanley.
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A Falkland Islands Frolic: Las Islas Malvinas
First zodiac landings on the expedition to the Malvinas (Falkland) Islands, with visits to Grave Cove and West Point Island in West Falkland to see wildlife. Also, a brief history of the Falkland Islands.
A Postcard from the End of the World
I traveled all of the way to the End of the World and found that there was a post office there. It took two days of flying, through five different airports, two bus rides and some walking to get here. Almost 10,000 miles later I’ve finally arrived. Ironically, many people who take this journey onlyContinue reading “A Postcard from the End of the World”
The ROYAL (what’s in a name?) Hotel of Costa Rica
an account of a harrowing night I had in a foreign house of ill repute.
El Bosque Tallado: The Sculptured Forest
a tour of a sculptured forest in Argentina and how that project can serve as a model to bring communities together after the devastating effects of wildfire.
Desert Dreaming in El Norte
A night of star gazing and contemplation, fostered by the solitude of the desert. Thoughts of friends, family and other deserts around the world. A virtual travel from El Norte to Patagonia, the Kalahari, Namib, and Central Asian deserts.
An account of a trip to the western side of the island of Newfoundland, with stops at Gros Morne NP , Blow-Me-Down Provincial Park, and L’anse Aux Meadows Norse Colony.
Which Georgia is on Your Mind?
I have so many Georgias on my mind. The place called Georgia is the theme of many popular songs. One of my favorites is Ray Charles singing “Georgia on My Mind”. Famous popular songs always bring us back to a special place when we hear them. But, depending on who you are or where youContinue reading “Which Georgia is on Your Mind?”
A trip through Hell: Not as hot as you might think
Although 2020 was a hellish year for many of us, I look back to 2004 as the year I literally went through Hell. Not figuratively, but LITERALLY. It wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I mean, it wasn’t even that hot. Given the fact that Hell’s latitude is about 63.5 degreesContinue reading “A trip through Hell: Not as hot as you might think”
Sumdum Mountain and Sumdum Glacier: What’s in a name?
While giving a lecture about the Natural History of Southeast Alaska at a local museum, I explained the forces which shaped much of the beautiful landscape of the area. Then, towards the end of the presentation, I quickly flipped through a couple of pictures and declared, “this is a shot of Sumdum Mountain” and theContinue reading “Sumdum Mountain and Sumdum Glacier: What’s in a name?”