The beginning As you may know, in October 2018, I spent three weeks in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard as a member of The Arctic Circle, an annual expeditionary residency program. Sailing […]
The Road not Taken Enough is the road I most often want to be on. Join me?
Death I know that there are no words to make death better and so, I often remain silent for too long when people I know suffer a loss.
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 […]
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 […]