“Do you like to sleep alone?”

Together, we all bumped across the Kenyan flatlands, heading towards the Mara, rough rutted tracks jostling us side-to-side.  When we reached the river camp, my two Aussie safari companions parted ways.  They would sleep at our river camp guarded by two Masai men, Morani warriors, spears ready for marauding lions or leopards.  I would be…

Armchair Traveler Lecture Series

A big THANK YOU to the STANDING ROOM only CROWD of 80+ who attended last night’s lecture, Trek the Akshayuk Pass. I had a great time chatting about the adventure and look forward to future opportunities. Photography SHOW & SALE of associated images continues to February 7th, 2020. “Your lecture was fabulous—informative, great eye-candy sprinkled…

Day 1: Baffin Island Trek

July 30, 2019. Uneventful flight (that the way we like them!) from Ottawa (CYOW) to Iqaluit (CYFB, the FB derived from the English name Frobisher Bay). Tomorrow we’ll be on the 09:00 flight from CYFB to Qikiqtarjuaq, the Inuktituk word for Big Island, and start our 98 km hike of Auyuittuq National Park.

NatGeo: Guarding the Zenana

June 17, 2009: National Geographic DAILY DOZEN Guarding the Zenana becomes the SECOND of my 5 images chosen by NatGeo Photography Editor as one of the 12 best daily submissions.

Khadija: Memories of Marrakech

National Geographic DAILY DOZEN: Khadija makes herstory when NatGeo Photography Editor selected this photo as one of the best submissions. She was my “very first ever” Daily Dozen Selection (Nov 7, 2008).  

Day 2: Trekking Mount Toubkal

On DAY 1, we set out from Kasbah du Toubkal, fabulously resurrected by Mike & Chris McHugo’s Discover UK and now a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World. From the kasbah, situated at 1820m (5,971′), we trekked up-up-up to the Refugio les Mouflons at 3207m (10,521′), an ascent of 1387m (4,550′). We took our…

Day 1: Trekking Mount Toubkal

Every mountain presents a different challenge. As you may recall I climbed Kilimanjaro, in July 2018 and as a result, with far too much assurance I assumed if I could tread upon Kili’s 5,895 metre (19,341′) summit, Djebel Toubkal’s 4,167 metre (13,343′) summit would be a cake walk. Wrong again. At first the path was…

SPARK 2019 FAMILY LIFE

SPARK 2019 FAMILY LIFE April 1 to April 30 Third of my three images selected by jurors. SPARK 2019 7th Annual Since 2013, Northumberland, Peterborough, and the Kawartha Lakes regions have celebrated photography during the month of April. Come to the many exhibits and meet the artists, dreamers, innovators, storytellers, professionals, and enthusiasts behind the camera lens. http://www.lola-photography.com Reception &…

SPARK 2019 FAMILY LIFE

SPARK 2019 FAMILY LIFE April 1 to April 30   Second of my three images selected by jurors. SPARK 2019 7th Annual Since 2013, Northumberland, Peterborough, and the Kawartha Lakes regions have celebrated photography during the month of April. Come to the many exhibits and meet the artists, dreamers, innovators, storytellers, professionals, and enthusiasts behind the camera lens. Reception &…