Colourful Valparaiso

Sunday, Valparaiso city centre, 2 hours north of Santiago. I have just taken a creaking and groaning rickety wooden funicular up one of Valparaiso's steep hills - saving myself from climbing literally hundreds of concrete stairs to the top. My plan is to wander through the neighbourhood at the top, crossing into the next neighbourhood … Continue reading Colourful Valparaiso

Sea Plane to Gabriola Island

I left Vancouver as the co-pilot on a sea plane - just in case I was needed... and skidded down 15 minutes later in the harbour of Silva Bay, Gabriola Island in a wash of sea water as the plane taxied in to the dock. As I was seated next to the pilot for the flight, I had … Continue reading Sea Plane to Gabriola Island

Milos

On Friday I rose at the now completely familiar hour of 4:45am, got my stuff together as quietly as I could and left my Athens accommodation under the lightening sky. I walked through Plaka’s quiet stone laneways, scented with Night-flowers and freshly baking breads down to Monastrika station. My first destination of the day was … Continue reading Milos