Discovering the literature and poetry of a country we’re visiting: for me this is one of the greatest pleasures of travel. And what a thrill when it happens in your own country like it did in the Yukon this summer.
What fascinated us about the Roman city of ConÍmbriga in Portugal were the intricate mosaics, uncovered and open to the sky— still intact after 2,000 years! Think of it. How will our living room floors look in 4019? Especially if we left them roofless and open to the elements for centuries?
If our marriage lasts, we’ll celebrate our 50thwedding anniversary next Friday!
“And we should call it Latitude 65,” Magellan said five years ago when he floated the idea of a blog about our travels, the black-sky rains of November pelting our windows on the forty-ninth parallel in Vancouver. What places, I’ve always wondered, are on the circle of latitude 65° N of the Earth’s equatorial plane? […]
Orchid Acres. That’s an oxymoron isn’t it? “Orchid” and “Acres” are two words that just don’t belong together. Where in the world do you find acres of orchids? You’re lucky to see a single, wild orchid in an acre of tropical rainforest. Except, except for Orchid Acres, in West Dawson, Yukon, off Sunnydale Road on […]