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Intro: Icebergs and Puffins and Whales, Oh My

The idea for this trip was born back in 2009 during a trip to Newfoundland.  During that trip, we didn’t have the time to visit Labrador and, quite frankly, it was not an easy place to visit.  229 more words


A Thousand and Seven Stories: Working in the Seven Stories Archives in Newcastle

Thanks to the support of many colleagues, I was able to take this academic year to study in Britain on a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship. Initially, I had wanted to apply somewhere in London. 1,042 more words

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Iceland day 3 - A long way to the capital of the south

I woke up – which means no stone was rolling down the cliffs – and went with my tent to the house. My tent was very wet so I had to dry it. 1,247 more words


.....photographic thank you

A number of months ago, coming across stunning photographs of Puffins, permission was sought from the photographer and world traveler, Rolf Stange, to use one of them for the painting of a miniature. 195 more words


"Puffins and turtle doves at risk of being wiped out, say experts"


Puffin and turtle dove numbers across the globe have plummeted so rapidly the birds now face the same extinction threat as the African elephant and lion, say conservationists.

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My scavenger hunt required me to go to the zoo again this year. Point Defiance Zoo is a small zoo, but it is worth visiting at least once a year. 189 more words