Kakadu National Park

This morning Troy got up at 05.30am to drive me downtown where I picked up a tour bus to Kakadu National Park. This is the largest park in Australia, 200k … Continue Reading →

Crocodiles of the Adelaide River

How do you describe meeting up with someone you haven’t seen for seventeen years? Especially when that first meeting was for only one afternoon and took place in a professional … Continue Reading →

Hanging out at the Top End

Darwin sits pretty much at the Northern tip of the Northern territories, with a tropical climate which is currently enjoying the Winter Dry Season. In other words, i’s hot and … Continue Reading →

Welcome to the land of Oz

I’m afraid I experienced the full allure of the Jakarta traffic when my taxi was side-swiped on the way to the airport. It was bad enough for the driver to … Continue Reading →

Guest Post, Victor’s trip to Antarctica

Vic has recently returned from his 30th birthday trip down the Antarctic Peninsula on the Sea Spirit. Here is a picture of him delivering a “care package” to a member … Continue Reading →

Fin del Mundo, Fin del Viajes?

Or: does this latest excursion to the Bottom of the World represent the pinnacle of my travelling ambitions and achievements? Of course not. Despite the fact that my Antarctica trip … Continue Reading →

Life aboard the Sea Spirit

Life aboard the Sea Spirit was everything I could have hoped for and I will carry the experience with me for the rest of my life, for despite the brevity … Continue Reading →

Antarctic Itinerary

Here is a copy of the notes that I kept of our itinerary, little of which was decided in advance of the trip.  I was extremely lucky to have found … Continue Reading →

First pictures from Antarctica

Here is my first gallery of pictures. I was able to begin work on them while crossing the Drake Passage despite some respectable weather. It turned out that, contrary to … Continue Reading →

Departure for Antarctica

I will be catching my ride this afternoon but I’m afraid that there probably won’t be much opportunity to post for the ship. I hope to be back on the … Continue Reading →