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The Passage of Time

The Passage of Time

Today marks 100 days since the first Covid-positive case returned to South Africa from Europe, and what a time it has been. Not only for South Africa, but for much of the world. It is often said that Time means little to a fence post, but a great deal to a human...
Life’s great surprises

Life’s great surprises

Today finds us in Puerto Montt in Chile, and I am taking a moment to reflect on this journey thus far and take stock – something I have been unable to do hitherto. The schedule has been full, with meetings, crew drills, induction training, online training, deck...
Going South to Antarctica

Going South to Antarctica

Ushuaia ~ 8th December 2019 With great excitement I find myself back in Ushuaia, southern Patagonia, about to embark on a month in Antarctica with A&K, not having done so since 2017. The SA Airlink official in Pietermaritzburg at 5.45am wanted to try and book my...
November musings

November musings

Our last blog was sent from Montreal before flying to Kangerlussuaq in south-western Greenland to board an expedition ship, to sail the infamous North-West Passage. Connectivity onboard prevented our sending daily blogs, unfortunately, despite my preparing one for the...
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...