The next phase...

Plans for my first year of retirement included January visits to Masai Mara in Kenya and the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania. In May I headed to France and Spain to spend 2 weeks trekking Spain's Camino Del Norte, the amazing northern coastal route pilgrims follow en route to Santiago de Compostella. The route incorporated visits to San Sebastien, Bilbao, and Santander. My summer travels included a road trip to the Gaspe Bay in Quebec with time spent on Bonaventure Island photographing the iconic diving seabird northern gannet. I complete the travel year at the end of September plying the waters of the world's longest and deepest fjord system - Scoresbysund on the eastern coast of Greenland. Once disembarked from the S/V Rembrandt Van Rijn, I continue my travels in a small camper on Iceland's 1332 km national ring road, Route 1.

Jumping to new heights...Olare-Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara, Kenya Jan. 2017.

Hear no evil..., Olare-Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara, Kenya. January 2017.

The lookout... Topi graze with one assigned as lookout. Olare-Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara, Kenya, January, 2017

King of the Jungle... Early morning silhouette on the Masai Mara. Olare-Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara, Kenya. January 2017

Paseo Marítimo San Sebastián boardwork artwork. San Sebastien, Spain. May 2017

Frank Gehry designed Bilbao Museum. Bilbao, Spain. May 2017

Tulips by Jeff Koons, Bilbao Museum, Bilbao, Spain. May 2017

Colossus. Scoresbysund, Greenland. September 2017

Distraction. Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland. September 2017.

Blue Light Magic, Scoresbysund, Greenland. Spetember 2017

Percé Rock at high tide. Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec. July 2017

Percé Rock at sunrise. Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec. July 2017

Feeding time for this northern gannet chick. Île Bonaventure, Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec. July 2017

Lower Hengifoss plateau with grand basalt columns the full length of it's drop. Brekka, Iceland. September, 2017

Rainbow twins..., Blönduós, Iceland. September 2017

Signs of fall.... Grand Lake, Algonquin Provincial Park. Achray, Ontario. September 2017

Glass Menagerie, Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre. Reykjavik, Iceland. September, 2017

Grazing, Scoresbysund, Greenland. September 2017

Slow journey south..., Scoresbysund, Greenland. September 2017

Geothermal wasting...Grindavik, Iceland. September 2017