Category Archives: Travel

Whales and Seabirds at Stillwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Last Week I went whale watching on a New England Aquarium whale watching trip run by Boston Harbor Cruises.  I was with NOAA Stillwagen Bank NMS and Mass Audubon staff.  We had a wonderful trip counting seabirds and saw several … Continue reading

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Seabirds of Christmas Island

On a recent visit to Christmas Island, Kiribati I was lucky enough to spend a short time with the local wildlife official on a rat-free island in the lagoon reserved for seabirds. Christmas Island is an important breeding area for several … Continue reading

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Kiribati, The Warmth of Christmas Island

I visited Christmas Island for some meetings this week. It is the largest coral atoll in the world –  150 square miles or so and a lagoon about the same size.  It is in a remote area of the Pacific as … Continue reading

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Afternoon Walk by the Lake in Ireland

The cottage is surrounded by trees including beech, oak, larch and Scots Pine.  The lane winds through mixed woodland leading to hedgerows and fields. These photographs were taken at the end of May on a walk through the woods and into the … Continue reading

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Memories of China

A few years ago I was lucky enough to make a short visit to China. Here are some photographs from that trip that illustrate some of the unforgettable experiences I had in China – visiting the Great Wall   – the … Continue reading

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Memories of Mallorca

This stunning island has beautiful landscape and buildings.  If you want to avoid the crowds on the coast go inland to experience a Mallorca that has not changed for centuries. Here are a few photos I took on a visit a … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Grounds of an old Venetian Castle, Pylos, Greece

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On a hot, dusty day in early June I visited a beautiful, old castle that looked out onto the Meditereanian from Pylos on the Greek coast. Wildflowers were everywhere and I took many?photographs as I walked…

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Morning Walk in the Baja Desert behind Cabo Pulmo

Cabo Pulmo is known for it’s wonderful marine preserve  – a very special place teeming with ocean life. What is not so well known is that the desert behind the village is also amazing. I was lucky enough to go … Continue reading

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Southern Elephant Seals in the South Shetlands

On the way back from the Antarctic Peninsula we stopped at Livington Island in the South Shetland Islands.  It was a very cold day with bitter winds but worth every second on land.  It is bleak landscape but there are … Continue reading

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Orcas in Antarctica

On a recent trip to the Antarctic Peninsula I was lucky enough to see a pod of Orcas – or Killer Whales –  close to the ship in the entrance to a narrow channel between islands.  The sun was low … Continue reading

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