Surveillance

I just finished watching a documentary produced on the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. If you are good at arithmetic, you will have figured out that the show is about ten years old at this point. It covered events following the Second World War that led to the building of the …

A little of “The other stuff”

Did you notice the subtitle of this blog? Every now and then I’d like to call your attention to something unrelated to travel. Just about four blocks from my house, a young fellow named Matt Kiser decided to start a daily newsletter that would chronicle the Trump presidency day-by-day. Each day is summarized in a …

Left Unsaid

This is supposed to be a travel blog and one thing’s for sure, there won’t be much traveling for a while. So I’ve decided to say a bit more about our February trip to New Zealand. First, let me remind you that the posts that I did make are on my old blog. If you …

Moving On (again!)

They say that the third time’s the charm. I hope so because I’m getting tired of moving this blog! So, what’s going on? It’s not easy to find a good place to host a blog. Some are free, but insert ads into posts. Some are difficult to use. Some are very expensive. This time, I’m …

Bears!

We came to see bears. We saw bears. Mostly turning over large rocks with a casual flick of the paw looking for things to eat. After watching a bear swim from one small Island to another, I thought about the huge bag of garbage sitting on board Impromptu.

The Floating World

During Japan’s Edo period the phrase “the floating world” evoked an imagined universe of wit, stylishness, and extravagance—with overtones of naughtiness, hedonism, and transgression. But that’s not the floating world we’re here to talk about today. Like other places around the globe where folks make their living on the water, Northern British Columbia was once …