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Starstruck in Siberia

It was a result of passion; our evening at Muhur Bay. Art, possibility and camping gear aligned like Orion’s winking belt, and delivered us to the shore of the bantam sea, or “Small Sea” strait that is separated from most of Baikal’s impossible gallons by mysterious Olkhon Island. 627 more words


Russia - Olkhon Island

Lake Baikal is the largest and deepest freshwater lake in the world. Lying on an ancient rift zone which is pulling apart, Lake Baikal will slowly get wider and deeper, eventually becoming the world’s next ocean (in a few million years that is). 485 more words

Trans-Siberian Railway

Working on a New Novel: Inspiration, Ideas and an Excerpt

When I was deciding on what to write next, I contacted a previous editor of mine, asking if they’d be interested in seeing something new from me. 3,596 more words


SLOW MELT - days 7 - 11

Slow Melt is a collaborative installation by Heather Hesterman and Sarah Tomasetti. It is a time based artwork that changed everyday for 22 days featuring different freshwater systems from glacial, rivers, lakes and belts and exits. 87 more words

Current Work

OFF THE CUFF: Unusual information

As a public service, here are a few randomly organized tidbits to add to your cache of knowledge that you might not become aware of through conventional information outlets. 677 more words

Doug's Column

A portable library

When the French explorer Sylvain Tesson decided to spend six months in the forests of Siberia, on the shores of Lake Baikal, his inventory consisted of many things he’d need in order to survive the harsh environment he was about to enter. 720 more words

Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal is a vast 636kms from north to south and up to 1637m deep in places making it the worlds deepest lake. It is fed by some 300 inlets but is drained by only one, the Angara river, which eventually connects with the Yenisei River – the longest river in Russia – and out to the Arctic Ocean. 499 more words