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Dun Carloway Broch, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

March 27, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
In a few places throughout the Scottish Isles there are large, round, stone towers known as brochs that date back to the iron-age (began around 800 BC). Built without mortar, they are double-walled with a narrow staircase between the walls allowing access to the top. This one at Dun Carloway is best-preserved broch in the Outer Hebrides. The purpos...
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Leopard Seal, Cuverville Island, Antarctica

March 25, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
It was deeply humbling to spend a few minutes with this apex carnivore of the south polar oceans. I had a zodiac full of Adventure Canada guests as we cruised around the ice flows with their submerged parts making the water appear "swimming-pool-blue". Out of nowhere flowed this huge seal (10 ft long or so and weighing about half a ton) that circle...
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Bothy, Isle of Skye, Scotland

March 24, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
When high winds prevented us (Adventure Canada, Scotland Slowly Expedition, 2019) from reaching our planned landing at Loch Coruisk, we went to "Plan B" and found shelter at the adjacent Camasunary Bay where we had never landed before. The stream-fed glen was beneath the magnificent Black Cuillin Mountains where the highest peak reaches almost 1000...
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