‘Now voyager...

sail you forth to seek and find.’


June 30, 2018

Since I reminded you yesterday about islands in the South Pacific, and since Pitcairn Island figures into it, here’s an amusing article by and about Margalit Fox, who wrote obits for the New York Times for 14 years. She thinks she had the best job on the paper.


June 29, 2018

Having technical difficulties.

So what else is new?

This is just a test.

June 29, 2018

January 13-28, 2018

Guess I was destined to spend two weeks in paradise since I had spent three teenage years watching Adam Troy, ‘the captain of the schooner Tiki III, which sailed the South Pacific looking for passengers and adventures’ in paradise. I was a lot more interested in Gardner McKay than either his schooner or his adventures.

Here’s my...

June 25, 2018

January 6-12, 2018

I doubt you’re sufficiently interested to know precisely when I took these shots. While you might like to know where, I’ve lost track. They were all taken sometime, somewhere, all at sea.

Going in chronological order, next up on my circumnavigational re-cap would be the week I spent cruising the Pacific between LA and the Marquesa...

June 20, 2018

January 4 & 5, 2018

It was strange to come back to the U.S. after three weeks in Cuba and Central America, knowing that it was only a momentary break before I’d be off to far more exotic places.

A walking tour of ‘Architectural Gems of the City’ included numerous re-purposed movie theatres, this one guarded by razor wire — which was to reappear later...

June 14, 2018

December 27-28, 2017 & January 1, 2018

Nicaragua’s history is ‘Too much tears and blood.’ So sayeth our guide on the bus ride through hell, or the closest to hell I had seen so far in my sheltered life. I know quite a few people who’ve visited Costa Rica, often on birding or photo expeditions, and they loved it. Many Nicaraguans go to Costa Rica for...

June 12, 2018

...to remember Anthony Bourdain, the  extraordinarily open-minded, open-hearted, and intrepid traveler who also happened to be a chef. I encourage you to watch the video, below.

From Time magazine:
‘You learn so much. You learn so much more about Saigon, for instance, sitting on a low plastic stool, drinking coffee or eating some spicy noodles — jus...

June 7, 2018

December 22-26, 2017 

Costa Rica is divided in two parts. Not on a map it isn’t, but on a cruise it is. You cross the Gulf of Mexico from Jamaica and you land in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica. Next you sail to Colón, Panama. Then you transit the Panama Canal for an entire day. On Christmas you cruise the Pacific Ocean for an entire day. Then you arrive ...

June 5, 2018

December 17-20, 2017

Havana’s Tropicana was as close to Vegas as I’ll ever get. While it’s a bit tawdry today, it is a nostalgic reminder of the pre-Revolution days when Cuba was a major tourist destination for Americans, who enjoyed the beaches, the entertainment and the Mob-run gambling. Me? I woulda gone for the colonial architecture.

Our ride to...

June 4, 2018

What goes around the world comes around the world! I realized as I lay awake last night thinking about the blog (which hasn’t happened in over a month!), that if I do one Country Re-cap per week, it’ll take 35 weeks to re-circumnavigate the globe — by which time I will be back on board the Sun for ‘Around 2’! Guess I’d better do it by region instea...

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane


December 4, 2018

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