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Leisurely sail along the Norfolk Broads

August 7th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Headline, On the Water

Leisurely sail along the Norfolk Broads

Cherie Thiessen / Delta Optimist July 29, 2016 My partner and skipper, David Dossor, loves munching kippers or a ploughman’s lunch while sipping the ales on tap in Britain’s historic pubs. Our friends, Gerry McKeating and Pat Crossley, are avid and expert birders who have come on this trip specifically for the best bird watching […]

Discover the Southern Gulf Islands

July 16th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Headline, Hot off the press, On the Water

Discover the Southern Gulf Islands

Vancouver Sun, July 15 2016 We live within a life ring’s toss of one of the 52 places the New York Times recommended you should visit this year. Board a B.C. Ferry and within an hour you can be at the first of five Southern Gulf Island gems. We tried to visit them all in one […]

Destination – Portland Island – A Park for all Seasons

February 11th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Headline, On the Water

Destination – Portland Island - A Park for all Seasons

For quiet hikes or island walks without seeing a soul, for pocket beaches perfect for swimming, for delving into island history, for checking out flora and fauna, for beautiful scenery and gorgeous beaches, or for just lazily relaxing at anchor, there are all kinds of reasons to visit Portland Island. Long a popular day or […]

Riding the Rails – The Indian Pacific

November 16th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Headline, Road Trips

Riding the Rails – The Indian Pacific

(First appeared on the website www.wavejourney.com, 4/10. Second rights, Just for Canadian Doctors, and Just for Canadian Dentists Magazines, 9/10.) I’m in the Aussie outback ghost town of Cook, population 3, one of the most isolated places on earth: no roads, 1100 km from Adelaide and 1500 km from Perth. A sign is all that […]

Turtle Trekking – In Search of Costa Rica’s Arribadas

November 16th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Adventure, Headline

Turtle Trekking - In Search of Costa Rica's Arribadas

(First appeared in Westworld Magazine, 6/04,second rights, website www.travelwriterstales.com.) Photos by Casa Romantica Beneath a dense black ledge of clouds a full moon hoists itself above the horizon, revealing the best place to cross the swollen rivers. We can’t believe our luck. The downpour that has assailed us since dawn has stopped just in time […]

Hoodoo Hunting in Alberta

November 16th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Headline, Hot off the press

Hoodoo Hunting in Alberta

(First appeared on the www.touristtravel.com website, 7/06 and www.takeoffeh.com on 8/06.) We were no larger than specks of pepper in the dinosaur’s mouth. Drumheller really does have the largest dinosaur on the planet. At 26.2 metres (86 ft. tall) the Tyrannosaurus rex peers down at the town from almost every vantage point. Fortunately it knows […]

Delving down under

May 12th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Headline, Road Trips, Twitter Stuff

Delving down under

If I had to come up with one word to describe Australia, it would have to be ‘beaches’. Nonstop beaches going on forever. If I had to come up with a second word, it might be wine. Nonstop vineyards going on forever. A third word? Well, maybe birds. They’re like bits of the rainbow broken […]