2018 Svalbard Expedition
August 5, 2018

Friday, August 3rd, 2018 Heading North in search of Polar Bears. We journey to Svalbard for an expedition along the west and northwest coasts of Spitsbergen Island. This is likely our last expedition trip on The World, but a great way to finish. We are both very much looking forward to dramatic scenery, learning about […]

Belize and Cuba
November 7, 2017

Located on the east coast of Belize at the mouth of the Belize River, Belize City is home to the country’s largest seaport. However, a narrow channel prohibits large ships from docking. I arrived on November 7th just after noon and had arranged for a taxi to pick me up and transport me to The Great […]

Welcome to our Blog!
September 22, 2017

All Blog entries can be found here. A list of the countries we have visited and the the top 200 top cities. Family and Friends Stephen’s 50th Birthday on The World, 2017 Eeklo and Gent. Christmas 2015 All Family and Friends City Trips Prague December 2018 Cubao, Manila Washington DC. March 2016 Brugge, Belgium. December […]

Preparing for the Ross Sea
January 8, 2017

I  believe it was about 18 months ago that we decided to take part in M/V The World’s expedition to the Ross Sea in Antarctica. Now, incredibly, our departure is imminent! We fly to Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, on January 12th, to board the ship on January 14th. These last few days were spent preparing and packing for our […]

Sea of Okhotsk Expedition Kick-off
August 26, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 In the morning we walked over to Hilde and Tricia’s hotel. After a little last minute shopping, mainly for shoes, and some sushi lunch, we took our friends to board The World. We all attended the ‘mandatory pre-departure safety briefing’, followed by the ‘face-to-face immigration inspection’ to be stamped out of […]

Heading to the White Sea
June 4, 2013

Sunday to Tuesday, June 2-4, 2013 We left Kirkenes, Norway, at 6:30pm on June 2nd and arrived in Arkhangelsk, some 38 hours later on June 4th. Since this was The World’s first port-of-call in Russia on this trip, it took some time to get cleared. We were told that, since TW is the first foreign […]

The Big One
April 29, 2013

This is the tale of our Overland Adventure (with some side-trips and a couple of ferries) from Sydney, Australia, to Eeklo, Belgium, in Sterlin our Landrover Discovery. How did our adventure start? Well…. Once Upon A Time, in a campground in the Moroccan desert… We had just set up our little 1.5 man tent (we […]

Northwest Passage Expedition
August 18, 2012

We headed North to join the The World and her groundbreaking voyage of exploration through the fabled Northwest Passage. This is the route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans along the north coast on North America. Roald Amundsen became the first successfully navigate this route, back in 1906. Global climate change has loosens the far […]

Expeditions & Adventures
New Caledonia
April 7, 2012

On April 7th I flew (as opposed to sailing from The Bay of Islands) from Auckland to Noumea, New Caledonia, to join Alison on The World. I arrived in the morning, got settled in, admired the new look of the apartment and then Alison and I went for a walk around town. We also stocked […]

Vanuatu and Melanesia 2012
March 27, 2012

Before boarding the fine ship The World to go on the Melanesian Expedition, I decided to spend a week in New Zealand catching up with family and friends. My flight was taking me via Auckland, NZ, so it seemed like the logical thing to do. And there was also the ‘little’ matter of our new-ish […]

Mt. Kilimanjaro – 20-31 January 2012
February 3, 2012

In 2003 Stephen and I went to Kilimanjaro. Although I did enjoy the hiking I never made it to the summit then. Naturally Stephen did. Ever since then I’ve had this little niggling in the back of my mind – Stephen likes to call it ‘Summit Demons’ – about maybe going back some day and […]