Ushuaia: End of the World

One more local flight on our Argentinian journey brought us as far south as we could go, to the city of Ushuaia, called the End of the World, Fin del Mundo, in the maze of waterways and mountainous islands that compose Tierra del Fuego. The city of colorful buildings hugs the port, with the dramatic AndesContinue reading “Ushuaia: End of the World”

La Jolla sealife

Just north of San Diego, in La Jolla Cove and adjoining beaches, harbor seals and California sea lions make their home. Carefully warned by signage and rangers not to approach too close, visitors gather to watch their antics and photograph. I spent a glorious few hours wandering this shore and sharing their space. These seaContinue reading “La Jolla sealife”

The silence of Iceland: Wildlife

We had booked a stay at a horse ranch up north, west of Akureyri, ahead of time but were disappointed to learn that the owners were not opening for rides for a few weeks. While we soaked in a hot springs pool nearby that evening, my son, in conversation with friendly locals, got a recommendationContinue reading “The silence of Iceland: Wildlife”