On the dock in New Zealand

Marsden Cove Marina, Whangarei, NZ Mike 03 Nov 2016 04:00 (NZ) 02 Nov 2016 11am (US East Coast) We successfully completed the passage to New Zealand and are securely tied up to the Q dock at Marsden Cove Marina, Whangarei, NZ. Customs will be here between 9-9:30am to clear us in. We are enjoying a […]

Trip to Africa

It has been far too long since I have posted a journal update. My standard excuse has been that since returning to a normal job that there is less noteworthy stories to share, but that is not strictly accurate. There have been plenty of small adventures and even the simple task of navigating through life […]

Part V – The Maasai Mara

The final three days of our safari were spent in the Maasai Mara, the famed southern savannah of Kenya bordering the Serengeti in Tanzania. Repeatedly during our stay, we heard how fantastic the great migration is in August. We were told how it was a flood of wildebeest migrating north with swarms of predators picking […]

Part II – Into the Wild

Our safari began in earnest on the morning of our first full day in Kenya. We were driven to an elephant orphanage in Nairobi where baby elephants who have lost their parents are raised before being released back into the wild. Most of the elephants had become orphans due to poachers, a serious problem throughout […]