Tunes Played On A Tropical Piano

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach. Crossposted from my blog, Skating Under The Ice. Contents: Adventure, plus minimal science. Feel free to ignore this if you wish. After I wrote my…

I Finally Beat My Blog Into Submission

Guest Post by  Willis Eschenbach Well, I finally bit the bullet and successfully got my own blog up and running. It’s called “Skating on the underside of the ice“. The…

Pushing the Adventure Button

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach My good fortune this week was to drive with my gorgeous ex-fiancee up to go fishing on the Columbia River. My mad friend John Whitlatch and…

Rolling Home

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Up early this morning, drinking coffee in the Aussie sunshine with a kookaburra cackling in the background and listening to Dwight Yoakum and Buck Owens sing a…

Motomania

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Today was all about motor sports. Mike and I started by taking the bikes for a spin. Unfortunately, in my haste to go riding I…

Ta Moko

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Yesterday afternoon we took off at 3:45 from Fiji en route to Brisbane. I always enjoy that flight, it’s often a cross-section of the types…

Fiji Waters

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts, I’ve been using a home-made thermometer setup to measure the air and water temperatures of the waters around…

Gang Aft Agley

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach At least things started well on the voyage to New Caledonia. We got the ship all prepared, we cleared Customs and Immigration, and the good…

Moving Out

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The last crew member arrived today, and we moved onto the boat. It’s great except for the mosquitoes … and unfortunately, Zika virus is alleged…

Sea Trials

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Before you take a new boat to sea, you do a “sea trial” to make sure everything is working. Today was the day for the…