Photos: Malmö – Sweden

Position: 55°36’54.7″N 12°59’24.1″E The worst summer anyone in the Baltic could remember wasn’t finished with us. With yet more weather roiling in from the North Sea, unencumbered by the low, shifting sand dune that is Denmark, three days at our …

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Position: 35°11’52.0″N 106°35’49.1″W The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is one of the premier draws for visitors to the city. This year marked the 51st gathering of balloon enthusiasts from all over the world. Beginning with 13 balloons in 1972, by …

Once the Rockets Are Up…

Position: 54°08’18.4″N 13°45’49.0″E For reasons I’m about to explain, rockets run deep in my family’s history. Well, as deep as modern rocket history goes. Back to 1912 or thereabouts, when Robert H. Goddard was launching his scientific career through the …

Rostock

Position: 54°10’53.6″N 12°05’48.9″E NOTE: This entry starts filling in what we did for two weeks between leaving Laboe and reaching Denmark. Leaving Laboe and taking advantage of the dominant westerlies it took two days to cover the 80 miles to …

Equipping a Galley

Position: Over a Hot Stove The standard metric for sizing a kitchen is how may ‘butts’ it can accommodate. Butts equate to the number of working chefs in a kitchen. Most American houses have 2-3 butt kitchens. Most British kitchens …

Vanishing into Finnair

Position: 35°12’36.1″N 106°26’58.5″W The last time we handed the fate of our adventures to a stranger was in the Azores. Back then it was our alternator in need of repair. This time we handed Aleta’s keys to a group of …