This is a drill. One early autumn afternoon, toward the end of The Arctic Circle residency, many of the residents and crew were on deck pulling down the sails from our morning […]
The Road not Taken Enough is the road I most often want to be on. Join me?
Tools of the trade Not known for my technical skills or my use of cutting-edge technology, I found some photography challenges in Svalbard.
The tall ship Antigua The Arctic Circle residency is conducted on a tall ship. Twenty-eight residents, six crew, and four guides set sail from Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen to explore the west coast of […]
Lake Albigna, near Vicosoprano, Switzerland, 2,163m (7,096 ft) above sea level. Dammed for hydropower in the 1950s, a gondola was built to transport equipment and workers to the base of the glacier […]
Then Cooper Island seems a lifetime ago, the light, the endless bird calls, the sand, the cold and eternal, infernal wind. They are far away now. I returned to Cooper the following […]
Part 26, last days of Cooper 28 Aug I buried myself in books the last few days. The wind has been fierce, increasing through the day yesterday and last night. It was […]
Part 25, summer winding down 22 Aug George didn’t make our radio call this morning but called Dave yesterday and said he didn’t think it was going to work to get me […]
Part 24, plumb tuckered out 17 Aug Back to Cooper – gray day with passing showers, and mist, but pretty mild temp and little wind until this evening. Now it seems to […]
Part 23, the dog days of summer 14 August 2000 What a grim day. I went through the whole colony, nest site by nest site. There are many dead and dying chicks; […]
Meet Bob and Cat Several Steller’s Jays screaming their most aggressive intruder calls alerted me to these two young bobcats hanging about in the trees around my house. Despite the storm of […]