Archives for June, 2011

Bike Hike

Have you ever dodged Canada geese on your bike? It was a first for me, too, but it was a great way to kick off my time in Canada and I loved being able to get so close to so many of these giant birds (I forgot how huge a goose can be). Those of…

Over the River

So I took a cab to Canada. My fare to travel from the United States into Ontario totaled $10.60. (That was, until I was not so randomly made to pull over for a rather lengthy interrogation and my driver left the meter running. Sigh.) But, the point is . . . Ontario is close—so close…

World Oceans Day

Here at National Geographic our mission is to “inspire people to care about the planet.” Today on World Oceans Day, we help place a call to action to preserve one of the planet’s most important natural resources. This ode to the ocean by our Digital Nomad, Andrew Evans— who sailed across the Atlantic aboard the…

A Day in Dakar

They say the journey matters more than the destination and for my month-long Atlantic crossing, that my very well have been the case. However, if one’s final stop is Dakar, as was mine, then the destination becomes a separate journey all by itself, if only for a few hours. After the rare and barely-inhabited islands…

Equatorial

After some 29 days at sea, I reached the Equator, having sailed all the way from South Georgia, a distance of some 55° of latitude. Some of you already know how I have this funny attraction to imaginary lines on the globe, as well as all borders between any two countries. The last time I…