After a leisurely breakfast we were whisked from our hotels in a flurry of taxies to a sleepy jetty then on to our sturdy wooden ship. We arrived under the watchful eye of flocks of Frigate birds and after finding our cabins and going through a kayak brief we lifted anchor and sail for the Islands of Misool. Steaming south, we enjoyed the view as we passed between the jungled Islands of Salawati . . .
In September 2016 our daughter Emma aged 33 had a stroke. She was left with right sided paralysis and aphasia, a language disability that affects her ability to read, write and speak. With amazing help from speech therapists and physiotherapists and a lot of determination and hard work, she has regained her ability to walk and communicate however neither to her pre-stroke levels. Emma’s Dad John, and I have done several trips with Expedition Engineering . . .
We celebrated the beginning of our Antarctica adventure in true style. On the last day of 2019 we motored away from the dock in Ushuaia a small city at the very bottom of Argentina and left in our wake the civilized world. Loaded with supplies, kayaks, kayaking equipment, skis and ski equipment we were set to embark on a 21 day journey. Our goal was not to conquer a bunch of new summits or to . . .