After a leisurely breakfast we were whisked from our hotels in a flurry of taxies to a sleepy jetty then on to our sturdy wooden ship. We arrived under the watchful eye of flocks of Frigate birds and after finding our cabins and going through a kayak brief we lifted anchor and sail for the Islands of Misool. Steaming south, we enjoyed the view as we passed between the jungled Islands of Salawati . . .
In September 2016 our daughter Emma aged 33 had a stroke. She was left with right sided paralysis and aphasia, a language disability that affects her ability to read, write and speak. With amazing help from speech therapists and physiotherapists and a lot of determination and hard work, she has regained her ability to walk and communicate however neither to her pre-stroke levels. Emma’s Dad John, and I have done several trips with Expedition Engineering . . .
Our expedition began in Isafjordur, a small town of a couple of thousand Icelanders nestled in the West fjords. Our “crew” of paddlers and sailors, hailed from all corners of the world – Finland, Iceland, Australia the UK and the USA. After a quick kayak fit-out and gear allocation we set off to a nearby fjord for our first night aboard. Taking advantage of the long summer days and the shelter of the fjord, we . . .