More bloody ghosts!

Let's change pace again - no pics or pith...just words before I forget them. There's something about Thailand that mashes up my subconscious like a banana in a blender. My sweet Thai dreams last night were again haunted by weirdness and spirits from the past. It wasn't a bad thing, and the haunting this time … Continue reading More bloody ghosts!

…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

…Antarctic Riviera

I’m here. After 14 days at sea, sailing though some of the most treacherous and stormy waters on the globe; Internet and Phone free, crammed into a small cabin with my 3 new best friends and challenged by living alongside 100 new coworkers; rattled and shaken and frozen and soaked, thrown about like a kite … Continue reading …Antarctic Riviera

…moments

9am Sunday, Portland Oregon. Downtown. ...a gaunt bearded man in sandals, torn black pleather and dirty grey tracksuit pants shuffles by the corner window of Powells Bookstore cafe, wheeling a wobbling red Zimmer frame overflowing with glistening black garbage bags filled with everything he owns in this world.  He doesn't look up, doesnt see me. … Continue reading …moments

…f5

One week in already! Despite a few early teething issues (specifically jetlag, accommodation falling through, and an unnecessarily nasty message from an ex's sister here) the process of refreshing my memories of this marvelous state is working a treat. Still in Washington at this stage, I rented a car and then settled into my temporary … Continue reading …f5

…ker-chunk

I almost didn't make it to Seattle. Flying into Sydney early on Saturday morning, I gave my self plenty of time to catch up with people (which didn't happen) and to do some last minute shopping (which didn't happen). I did manage to catch "The Beguiled" in a decent cinema which was a perfect way … Continue reading …ker-chunk

time machine 2…

... it seemed a hundred years had passed since I'd heard the first whale blow and every nerve ending in my body was sparkling. Soaked in adrenaline, buzzed on nicotine and cocooned in a humming halo of nervous energy, my monkey brain overloaded - 'eeeep!' - then shut down. Fight, flight or freeze. I froze: … Continue reading time machine 2…