Walking across a windswept parking on a bone-chilling, dark February night I had time to reflect on a movie and a former professor of mine who had been involved in recovering art stolen by the Nazis.
After years of talking about Christmas in Europe we finally did it! Our son Jonathan graduates from College soon and before he heads out on his own worldly adventures, we decided to take our 2013 family vacation in central Europe. On the itinerary were Munich, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg.
The author learns first-hand about the unique and valuable work of the Experimental Diving and Undersea Group as its divers recover scientific experiments attached to shipwrecks in the cold waters around Tobermory, Ontario,
In my early memories of my father, he softly appears in partial recollections of places and activities but I can’t see his face. My father, Joseph, passed away seven weeks ago and would have turned 94-years-old this week.
Watching my 20-year-old son step onto the firing platform of a Canadian trench that extended to within whispering distance of heavily fortified German trenches on Vimy Ridge, France, my heart sank knowing that the young sons of Canadian and German families 96 years before had done the same never to return home from the First World War.
The author and his diving companions are awed and fascinated by the diverse marine life of the Caribbean coral reefs.
I began scuba diving in the Caribbean during 1971 and since then 80% of the region’s coral reefs have been severely degraded or have died off due to climate change and human stressors.
During the latter part of June this year I had the privilege of spending 48 hours in Toronto with one of Britain’s top comedians, Michael Palin.
Starting out as a calm night, the weather suddenly erupts into a violent squall sending the United States Navy warships USS Hamilton and USS Scourge, along with 53 sailors, to their watery graves in the cold, dark waters of Lake Ontario during the early morning hours of August 8, 1813.
Father and son explore Hawaii’s fifth largest island, whose inhabitants are determined to preserve its traditional culture.