Welcome to travel along with Kent and Linnea, on pilgrim routes and other journeys, at home and abroad. I will also be reflecting on every day life, and eventually also share family history and stories.
April 2, 2020 It has been over two weeks now since we returned from what will probably be our last trip for a very long time. While we have been sheltering in place, my feelings have alternated between gratitude for my safe, comfortable life at home with time to work on projects and freedom from … Continue reading “Escaping Underwater While Sheltering in Place”
17 March 2020 Grief: For the world transformed by the coronavirus pandemic, grief for the world we didn’t think we’d lose so suddenly, and perhaps irretrievably. I grieve for the loss of my freedom to travel, to visit friends and family, to live as I please. I grieve for the people of the world who … Continue reading “Grief, Pilgrimage, and Saint Patrick’s Day”
How I love snorkeling! The snorkeling, sometimes twice a day, has been quite marvelous along rocky ledges and over sandy bottoms. Sturdy ladders on the dinghies have made it fairly easy to climb out of the water. The water is warm, and sometimes crystal clear. Today was the best, and a dive I had rather … Continue reading “Galapagos Snorkeling: February 2020”
After visiting the famous post office box, where we left a postcard addressed to ourselves, and picked up several addressed to Albuquerque residents, some of us visited a lava tube. Larry and Margaret backed out after the first two ladders down, but Linda, Ed, Kent, and I continued with Paola and Juan Carlo to the … Continue reading “Into a Lava Tube: Isla Floreana, Galapagos Islands”
February 2, 2020 Written after our first day in the Galapagos. I’m lying on the bed in our air-conditioned room, taking a few minutes to write. We have been here less than 24 hours, and already I am loving these islands. We have just returned from a walk over lava at Sullivan’s Bay, which, as … Continue reading “Galapagos!”