Friday, August 10, 2018

A Close Encounter with Devil's Tower

How many of us of a certain age can see this image 

and not hum those specific 5 notes ba - da - ba - da - baa (click to hear them)?

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Spectacular South Dakota

South Dakota has so much to offer to tourists. We experienced a lot, but in the end it was all about the animals.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Pleasant Iowa

What did you do today?
It was a nice day.
 With lots of corn.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Rhapsody on the Brown

Rhapsody, our home on the water, is no longer in the water. It is always odd to see her out of her element. Increasingly we are finding that we too feel slightly out of our element when we return to land. We have grown so accustomed to the gentle roll of the ocean that we find ourselves missing it when Rhapsody is on the hard.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


Seeing animals up close and personal in the wild is something that I never tire of. We had the chance to see leatherback turtles laying eggs and I feel very lucky.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Cutty's Tour again

Some things in life are so enriching that you can repeat the experience and still have more to gain. Taking a tour of Grenada with Cutty (Cuthbert MacMeo) is one of those experiences. We took a tour last year with him and learned an incredible amount about the flora and fauna and history of Grenada. There was so much information it took two blog posts to write about it. ( Check them out here and here ).

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Mt. Pelee

We are hearing the reports of Kilauea erupting in Hawaii as we are getting ready to hike up Mt. Pelée in Martinique.  Pelée is famous for its 1902 eruption which left only two survivors in its direct path, one of whom was a prisoner in a well insulated jail cell, approximately 30,000 people died in the eruption.