Here's some of the gems out of 2016 for Zach and me.
Click on the links to see more about anything that interests you.
Out of the mouths of adolescents
Zach is beginning to show his age!
Some of his observations are both funny and perceptive.
Sailing in Shark Bay - a short history
October 25 1616, Dirk Hartog landed at a remote western point of Western Australia and left an inscribed pewter plate.
October 25 2016, I visited this still remote point in a small (4.5m) open sailing dinghy.
Here's my short history of the various visitors (including my own visit) to this location.
A walk on the wilderness side (Hong Kong)
Going to Hong Kong and want to get away from it all?
For a predominantly urban landscape, it has a surprising amount of wilderness to explore. Here's a few that I discovered that I think are simply awesome.
Thai sailas exploring the Andaman Sea
In July, Zach and I and six others chartered a 40' catamaran and sailed the Andaman sea in Thailand.
Here are just four highlights.
Zoey's Last Wander
Zoey our pet dog was an inveterate escape artist. In June, she wandered away for the last time. This is the story of Zoey's last wander.
Indian Pacific Train Experience
In January after a family gathering in WA to celebrate a bunch of birthdays, Zach and I returned to the east by train.
It was a most excellent experience.
Shared parenting and Star Wars
Zach now spends nine days out of every 14 with me and has done so for about a year or so now.
The process by which this came about is interesting and gives Zach an opportunity make yet another funny and perceptive observation, this time drawing on a Star Wars metaphor to illustrate his point.
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Okay, that's all folks!
See you there.