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Reflections at sea

Reflections at sea

As we prepare to leave Crystal Symphony in Vancouver, it is difficult to believe how quickly these two months have flown by. It has exceeded expectations on almost every level. The cherry on top was a Humpback Whale on the surface with her calf, very close to the ship...
Alaskan Summer musings

Alaskan Summer musings

Alaska is experiencing an unusually dry, warm summer, with wildfires raging in the interior. In the South-East, onboard the sublime Crystal Symphony, our lives have been unaffected. In fact, the weather has been incredibly kind practically every day. Karen has made an...
Cruising in Life

Cruising in Life

Our lives were proceeding swimmingly in 2019, until Sunday 5 May. I shared those momentous changes in my last blog, including cancellation of the UK lecture tour at the 11th hour. Fate has smiled upon us, and we find ourselves cruising the Alaskan panhandle onboard...
Closing doors

Closing doors

It is often said that when one door closes, another opens. On Sunday 5 May, as many of you know, I smashed the front tyre of my motorbike on a pothole outside Kokstad, and fell badly. Almost ironic, given 2000km of riding over the previous 5 days with 12 friends over...
Considering health being wealth

Considering health being wealth

It is 4 weeks since my knee surgery following my motorbike accident on 5 May. Four weeks of serious introspection, and especially to count one’s blessings. Given the possibilities I consider myself extremely fortunate to have escaped alive, without head, neck or...