…roundtripper

This will be a blomit and I'll fix it later. Read at own risk as this is a brain dump from the past 2 weeks at sea during the Macquarie Island resupply (v4) ... Well this trip is certainly a very different journey so far ... what is this 'work' thing that I'm expected to … Continue reading …roundtripper

…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

…care factor

Last night I saw one of my teenage idols - Pat Benatar - live in a small Indian Casino close to here (SO good), then met a friend at a local bar to catch up after. That turned into another post 3am night out. As a result I am slightly hung over today and my … Continue reading …care factor

…rebooted

I resigned from my job with the NSW Police just now, after a restless night marred by forgotten nightmares and a solid day of jitters, uncertainty and indecision.  My nice, safe, well paid and relatively secure government job.  It's done. I'm done. They denied my secondment to the Antarctic Division so my only option was … Continue reading …rebooted

…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…