Category Archives: Travel

Saturday: Fog and Bears

At breakfast this morning I sat with a woman named France (yes, she’s French Canadian.)  She had heard a story about a Inuit family who was taken to Europe and put on exhibit.  They would live in a traditional house … Continue reading

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Thursday: Riding in a Zodiac, Bird Cove and Sealers Memorial on Elliston Island

The areas we are going to are remote and don’t have a port to accommodate the ship, so we ride the small Zodiac craft to the shore.  After our early wakeup and breakfast, we wait for our call to the … Continue reading

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St. John’s Newfoundland is not the same place as St. John’s New Brunswick – Day Three

Note: I’m aboard the ship now and I have paid for a wifi code so I can post from the ship, but I don’t know how many posts 200MB will get me and it was too pricey to buy another, … Continue reading

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We Become Honorary Newfoundlanders: Day 2

After a solid sleep in, we met in the hotel restaurant for breakfast and then set out for further exploration of the hills and sights of St. John’s.  Our first stop was the tourist information center, where we got maps … Continue reading

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It’s all Uphill from Here – Day One in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador

When I tell my students that it is logical when a city is built on a harbor site, I usually say there is always going to be someone on the boat that is all “OK, that’s it, no more of … Continue reading

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Hello from Beijing

Arrived Saturday afternoon and found Li from the Beijing language and culture university waiting for me with a sign with my name on it. Checked in at hotel and then had a nice meal with Li, and we walked around … Continue reading

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Beautiful Island

It’s hard to believe that I’ve done so much but have only covered territory about the size of Minnesota. Time to go home now, but many thanks to all the good people of Scotland and England, and to Chris, Melissa … Continue reading

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