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 …

2020 – the year of appreciating life

Despite the government's best efforts, the number of Covid cases in Singapore continues to rise, now driven overwhelmingly by outbreaks in the foreign workers' dormitories. As such, the government has instituted ever tighter restrictions on our movements. I had been primarily working from home already, ever since I returned from LA on March 8. But …

A week on a Raja Ampat diving liveaboard

What an incredible week we just spent living on the Blue Manta, a diving liveaboard that is currently sailing the waters of Raja Ampat, from the Dampier Strait to Misool and back. A pod of at least two dozen spinner dolphins accompanying our sail to Dampier Strait Life underwater there is so rich, teeming with …