It’s been a while since I updated the blog with my latest adventures. I’m happy to announce the blog will be back in action starting next week.
There will be posts about a very Texas Fourth of July, a One-Day Walking Tour of London, and a Cycling Tour of Goa, India plus much more.
While I’m working on the latest updates, feel free to look back at some of the most popular posts on the blog from the last few years:
Pyramiden, Spitsbergen — An abandoned Russian mining town, population: 2.
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco — Classic architecture with a modern message.
Christchurch, New Zealand — Art-rich restoration after a devastating earthquake.
Gliding — Free falling over Central Texas.
Castle Rock, Antarctica — Hiking in one of the most remote places in the world.
Eventually I did make it to the ice. However, this season in Antarctica was a slow one for airborne science. Weather was consistently just iffy enough to ground our flights for the last half of the season. In fact, our entire field campaign to East Antarctica was cancelled.
We had an extra day to wait in the Christchurch area before loading up to head to McMurdo Station, Antarctica because one of the C-130 flight crew got sick. So a few of us intrepid explorers caught a bus over the hill to the town of Lyttelton.
Lyttelton is a small town perched above Lyttelton Harbor, a flooded volcano crater. Its port is the main import/export terminal on the South Island and a hub for cruise ships ferrying visitors to Christchurch.
This summer has mostly been about getting some quality time with family, but it hasn’t been without travel. Last month I got the opportunity to really see a small piece of Montana for the first time.
The next stop on my trip to France was Chamonix, a mountain town in the French Alps known best for its skiing. In the summer, Chamonix has a lot of great hiking, climbing, and cycling.