Author: Wrolf

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon by Zodiac

Iceland Day 5 – Icebergs

Day 5 is less strenuous. In the morning I leave Vik camping site for a 2 1/2 hour drive to another glacier. On the way I snag an Icelandic style hot dog for breakfast....

Iceland Day 4 – The Glacier

Sólheimajökull is not the largest glacier in the world, though it does spring from Mýrdalsjökull, the largest icecap in Europe. Like all glaciers in Iceland it is rapidly retreating due to global warming. I...

Iceland Day 3 – Rainbow

After my late night with the puffins, I take the opportunity to rest in for the morning and enjoy camping, making myself eggs for breakfast. My ferry to the mainland isn’t till the afternoon,...

Iceland Day 2 – Puffins

I awoke early in Reykjavik, excited by the prospect of puffins. Such strange birds, living most of their lives on the open ocean and returning to land to breed in burrows on cliffs. I...

Death of a Brother

“Looking back, it is all frozen in time. It happened. It is always happening. If I lose myself, it never happened. But I cannot stay lost forever.”

Seeking Mastery

A friend accused me of being a risk seeker.

It wasn’t really an accusation, just an observation. She had read me describe the experience of doing aerobatics in a small plane. Skydiving. Wreck diving in the Canadian wilderness.

Banner Making

An alternative to having a banner printed professionally is to make it yourselves. Plural intended, this is a group activity. Weed barrier fabric and white duct tape gives a home made quality,

Eternity in the Wilderness

It was August of 1993, well remembered as the year before my first child was born. After a conference in Toronto, I headed north west. Surprisingly quickly, I left the city and suburbs of...

Rollercoasters Are Tame

Every year I go on the Cyclone in Coney Island, squeezing my corpulent frame behind the seat’s safety bar, rattling around through the wooden beams. It was built in 1927, and even with refurbishment...