Archives for May, 2011

Deep Sea

I used to be afraid of the deep end of the swimming pool. Anything more than nine feet deep completely freaked me out and I clung firmly to the edge of the shallow end. The second my own feet stopped touching the bottom, I panicked. Then I learned how to swim and turned a bit…

You probably haven’t heard of Ascension Island because they never wanted you to. That’s the whole point of a secret military base—to remain unknown and practically invisible. And yet the more I travel, the more I run into these “top secret” places all over the world. Most of them are no longer secret—thanks to GPS…

St. Helena marked the midway point for my journey across the Atlantic Ocean and another dream destination fulfilled. Arriving on such a green and tropical mountain island was a nice reprieve from traveling so long at sea, but I certainly felt the remoteness of this little island. Luckily, there were people. Unlike Tristan Da Cunha,…