Wandering the Olympic Peninsula (Pt.1)

It was quite the feat to get going in the right direction… wayward plans resulted in a delay or a day, although I was later to be amazed by how the timing of my journey would set me on a path that has changed my world (a titivating thought to keep you coming back perhaps). I’d crossed the continent in just 5 days, perhaps too … Continue reading Wandering the Olympic Peninsula (Pt.1)

Underwater Zen…

Being underwater, and particularly SCUBA diving can be a zen-like experience.  No longer limited to two-dimensional movement the weightlessness of SCUBA provides that third dimension of travel.  Peacefully moving over the sand, through the corals and gliding through the reef like a fish is a wonderful feeling as one feels part of another world, a privileged vantage point… The intention of taking a month of diving … Continue reading Underwater Zen…

Broken horizon

Broken Horizon The story of the road-trip continues, despite a poorly excused break… Montana provided a sobering reminder of road deaths in the form of little white crosses that popped up from time to time along the highway.  I think the saddest of them was a little cluster of 5 at the side of a railway crossing.  A scene that I dare not imagine.  Other than these morbid … Continue reading Broken horizon

Southern Belle, a Free Spirit, and Thor’s Chihuahua

Our first liveaboard on our DMT course… It wasn’t quite as stressful as I thought it might be but there was definitely a lot going on.  The guests on the boat were fantastic, although it was a little intimidating having 3 instructors and 3 dive masters on the list… The first morning was an easy start (wakey wakey at 7:30am) and as I climbed out of my … Continue reading Southern Belle, a Free Spirit, and Thor’s Chihuahua

Bleeding Ketchup and a disappointing encounter with Thor…

It’s been a long two days… Having put the books down the Rescue Diver course is certainly a fun challenge of keeping your wits about yourself. Navigating a U shape or expanding square is all well and good on a beach on Khao Lak on an overcast day but wade into 5m deep water where you can barely see your outstretched hand is a rather … Continue reading Bleeding Ketchup and a disappointing encounter with Thor…