The blog, revived

A good few years ago, I discontinued my web presence beyond LinkedIn and purged many of my websites, including this blog. Today I am reviving the site. Welcome back.…

Reflections from a trip to South America

Just after I returned from Peru, I posted that I'd learned a number of things on the trip, but I'd hold off writing about them until I'd processed all the pictures and written most of the posts.  Well, I still need to write about the Inca trail, but here goes…

Writing styles

"Your writing style is sometimes (the way I see it) a  combination of brevity, bluntness and maybe, a whiff of sarcasm delivered with a fair degree of panache" - a colleague…

Galapagos - Day five

Our final bit of a day on the boat.  As we'd been anchored all night, it was a restful night sleep.  The passing shot from Mauricio was the 0530 alarm.  Not a single lay in all trip! Boo!  In usual fashion, I woke thirty minutes before and spent a while…

Galapagos - Day four

A very early start today - 0530 wake up for me, getting to the island of Santa Fe for 8am.  Due to the island having little shade, Mauricio was keen to have this trip complete before the sun got too high (and thus hot) in the sky.  The slightly burned…