Spamdemic…#4

One key aspect of solo travel is knowing when to call it - when to blow that "full time' whistle and head home. To be able to read the signs around you, look at your motivations, assess the risks and take action. I've hammered this point to fellow travelers over the years; now to take … Continue reading Spamdemic…#4

processing…

Back in Dubbo for a week now - a city of endless straight lines and unforgiving heat - these first 10 days of re-entry spent in a seesawing fever/fugue state brought on by the lightning fast onslaught of influenza picked up on Day 1 in Christchurch.  No, it wasn't Coronavirus just a vicious flu and … Continue reading processing…

Round three…

Well this is a very different Antarctic experience for me... Since we last caught up, there have been a few slight changes and course corrections life wise, but after almost 5 weeks training in Christchurch and a whirlwind tour of New Zealand in that time I've finally arrived this week at New Zealand's Research Station … Continue reading Round three…

city of cats…

Has it really been a month already? Sorry about that - I've been busy doing and not writing about doing for a change. Lets catch up. Hows life with you? Great to hear! Me? I'm currently in Istanbul, Turkey taking the long way home via Turkey and Nepal before heading back down to Antarctica in … Continue reading city of cats…

…back

We just rounded the lighthouse at the tip of Tasmania and got cell service! Guess that means I'm back, at least for a little while. Mixed feelings today, but the dolphins that surfed our wake and escorted us in definitely put a smile on my dial. Will be in our berth by 2pm, hotel by … Continue reading …back

‘Straya…

Time for a cheery post! Really! It's the day after Australia Day 2018 at Davis Station, and the sheer lack of people at 7am is unsurprising (considering how the evening was shaping up when I bailed at 11pm) Australia Day for us is a bit like the 4th of July in the USA, and it … Continue reading ‘Straya…

…blur

Its easy to lose track of time when there is no discernible difference between day and night - its all the same here. Just a small variation in the quality of the light. Bright midday sun all day long heightened by the constant blazing glare off the snowcover and the glistening ice, softening to a … Continue reading …blur