Sonic Sea Review

Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum recently featured a showing of Sonic Sea, a 2016 ocean sound documentary. Narrated by Rachel McAdams, the film addressed sounds created by human activity and how they are changing the behavior of marine mammals. A generous amount of ocean visuals are served up in Sonic Sea portraying a scene the viewer … Continue reading

Explore Carbon Offsetting Your Air Travel Now

Under $23 US dollars was all that it took to support a carbon offsetting project for my flight to Hawaii, which was a big surprise. I was expecting some scary dollar amount to jump off the page like $150 or $200. Nope. No such nightmare did I have to endure. Different countries likely already have … Continue reading

Breathe: Take a Dip with Freediving

The movie Breathe by director Martin Khodabakhshian allows the idea of conquering fear and darkness through sport without actually getting your feet wet. The tropical Caribbean crystal blue waters and sandy beaches paint the picture of island paradise. The tension of the descent into deans blue hole in Bahamas gets built up over various interviews with … Continue reading

There’s Something About Liège…

There’s Something About Liège…

The French accent I’m listening to has a bit of a sharp edge to it as I approach the train station. Two hours from Cologne and I’m in an entirely new country, new language, new culture. I’m not so familiar with the Northeast France accent but I wonder, does it sound like the Belgian French … Continue reading

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 and day trip in the Gatineau park north of Ottawa. Gatineau park is in the Outaouais region, which … Continue reading

Night Life in Ocean City

Night Life in Ocean City

Friday night and it’s date night in the city. I’m climbing the massive staircase of Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada next to the CN Tower and a Blue Jays game. It’s ok that I’m not on a date. I’m here for a photography conference but also to capture some sea life photography. The flirty mid-thirties couple … Continue reading

South African Tales

South African Tales

There is something in South Africa very different from Europe or the Americas. Perhaps it’s discovering ones courage or something similar. The sparkle of the South African diamond has won over many a heart in an engagement ring. The vineyards outside Cape Town have crossed many a wine glass abroad. The surf town of Durban … Continue reading