A visit to Tassie with an old friend

I haven’t updated this blog in quite some time. Over 6 months… I just didn’t feel like writing, but now i do, so here are some stories to fill the gaps! Apologies for spelling mistakes, no time for review on my little blog 🙂 The end of 2016 saw me unexpectedly whisked home to Australia…

A surprise trip to Tassie

It’s as much of a surprise for me as for anyone else; but I will be back for a visit to Australia next week. Here I was happily ready to get settled for working the next 4 months in Canada, (living in a real house, with real bed and a hot shower!!); when my friend…

Machu Pichu Kayak Fest Pintura y Dibujo concurso

Sending a message to the top

After my passport & laptop were stolen out of a friend’s car in Bagua, Northern Peru; I was confined to Lima for a couple of months where I was able to borrow a computer to complete work & preparations needed for the arrival of our VIP guest, and go through the epic process of getting…

Can we make it?

I’m not sure if it will happen or not. I think really positive things will come from it if it does, but initially there doesn’t seem to be a huge amount of interest out there. The idea was a good one, but maybe we’re not good enough at communicating it, or maybe people just simply…

New Platform – Marañón Waterkeeper

The Marañón Waterkeeper website is now live and awaiting revision, but we need help to find the hundreds, possibly thousands of errors that are there! I’m not a WebDesigner, but such is the position I found myself in… Please let me know if anything looks bad, links don’t work or anything else is not as it should…

Corruption runs deep

Corruption runs deep. It isn’t even happening under the table. It would almost be better if it was, then at least you could ‘expose’ something. Oderbrecht, the Brazilian construction giant behind several of the dams on the Maranon, has links to money laundering and bribery through the Panama papers. Some of this money appears to make…

A year in passing, a new one beginning.

It’s been a huge year; certainly one of the most trying of my life. The Paddling with Purpose project grew astronomically, so much so that I haven’t used this space for several months. The project has outgrown this website and is finding new platforms from which it will speak and I am happy to reclaim…