Banishing Boris (home from America)

Since getting back from America a couple of weeks ago I’ve been extremely busy. Lily and Rosie had their first holiday with us in Worcestershire, the building work in Thanet … Continue Reading →


Return to Chicago (a tale of rare hospitality)

My friends took me to the bus stop to catch the 11pm overnighter from Houghton to Chicago but we were all a little concerned when the heavens opened and let … Continue Reading →


Calumet, the Small Town with a Big Heart

I’ve been walking my feet off and meeting so many friendly people in the mining town of Calumet. I have so many more stories to tell but I’m unlikely to … Continue Reading →


The Copper Country of the Keweenaw Peninsula

Here I am collecting agates on the shores of Lake Superior at sunset. I’ll tell you all about it when I can catch up with all the wonderful stories.

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The Snowshoe Priest and the Ojibwe people

Boris is taking a holiday. I have been finding out as much as I can about the life of the indigenous people here. I’ll write about it later.


The Upper Peninsula of Michigan

My rockhunting friends Jim and Bonnie broke their journey from West Virginia to pick me up for the next leg of my trip: North to the Upper Peninsula and the … Continue Reading →


The Spirit of Detroit

Originally my plan had been to stay on the bus as it rode the Interstate 94 and arrive at the Detroit terminal shortly after midnight. I perhaps naively thought that … Continue Reading →


Silver Lake, Michigan

Leaving Benton harbour on the Greyhound according to Plan B (not going all the way on to Detroit) involved a change of bus two hours later at the flamboyantly named … Continue Reading →


Storm on Lake Michigan

I travelled through the night again and arrived at Chicago Greyhound terminal at six in the morning. It may be one of the biggest bus stations in America but there … Continue Reading →


St Louis, Missouri (Gateway to the West)

It was a shame to leave my newfound friends in Denver but after lots of hugs I made my way to the Greyhound Terminal to await the bus for my … Continue Reading →