Still in lockdown but at least I’m traveling virtually

The Singapore government loves play on words. We're going into the second month of our "circuit breaker" - it's not a "lockdown", they insist, because essential services are still able to continue to work, because we are still allowed to go to our local parks for runs and walks, albeit with masks on. And now …

Kayaking for social distancing

Since I last wrote, the world has completely changed. The financial markets are in free fall, many countries have instituted bans on foreigners coming in and mandating that returning residents and citizens quarantine themselves for 14 days. Travel has essentially ground to a halt, and most companies have instituted work from home policies. I couldn't …

The day I discovered unlicensed use of my photograph

On Wednesday, Laura, whose kayaking business, Sydney by Kayak, I'd guided and taken photographs for, tagged me in an article that made the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald. Render from Zaha Hadid Architects of the Western Sydney Airport On the rendering of the spiffy new Western Sydney Airport was a familiar picture: of three …

Exploring Copenhagen on foot, on bike, and by kayak

The requisite and immediately recognizable view of Copenhagen We flew to and from Greenland via Copenhagen, and so took advantage of the journey by spending a few days there to explore the city, and let's be honest, check another new country off our list. Haha. Crazy high standards of living aside, we love this city, …

Catching the Northern Lights in Greenland

We're from our epic trip kayaking and camping in Greenland (plus a few days' stopover in Copenhagen, where we got to meet with old Sydney-sider friends and feast in some of the best restaurants in the world. Anyway, I've finally downloaded the photos to the large screen and I'm starting to look through some now. …