Summer Caving Tales

Summer Caving Tales

Bushy ferns line the pathway along a several km lakeside trail and through the thick forest. Sunlight pours in through the treetops. Groups of campers come by on a wide trail clearly marked. This is my microadventure. My day trip in the Gatineau park north of Ottawa. Gatineau park is in the Outaouais region, which … Continue reading

Vietnamese Temple Wandering

Vietnamese Temple Wandering

I stand at Po Ngar temples looking up at the majestic, ancient temple structures that reach up into the sky. They are alive with visitors also in awe of their beauty. Reddish bricks come together in an exotic ensemble reminiscent of the Cambodian Angkor architecture. People come to these places for peace, to explore and … Continue reading

A Solo Trip Through Vietnam

A Solo Trip Through Vietnam

A $10 sleeper bus took me halfway up the coast to Nha Trang, in the middle part of the country. I boarded the strangest looking bus I’ve ever been on with three rows and two levels of plastic reclined sleeper pods on board. My pod neighbor to my right was a Dutch video producer. A … Continue reading

Ocean Problems vs People Problems

Ocean Problems vs People Problems

Ocean problems. Tidal waves are ocean problems. Diseases amongst species of fish are ocean problems. The battle over reef territory. Scrounging for food. Desperate attempts at survival against predators are ocean problems. Cyclones. Ocean problems. Global warming? Climate change? The Pacific garbage patch? (actually several patches). Nuclear radiation affecting poisoning fish populations? Shark finning? Overfishing? … Continue reading