Boating the Beagle with Faith

With some friends in tow we all went for an adventure along the Beagle Channel out from Ushuaia in the big catamaran from Canoero. It was an amazing trip past islands filled with birds and seals and the famous Lighthouse at the End of the World. We made it down to the penguins and saw hundreds of them before stopping briefly at Harberton Ranch to let off and board some new passengers. This was the last port of call and we quickly made our way back along the channel to our home port in Ushuaia. Fantastic sights and overall fun time that is not reflected well in this tiny and short, poorly made video. It seems I’d forgotten momentarily how to use the video program. All the same, a memory worth keeping.

Meal Time Mayhem

Every meal time is different, especially when you have children. If they are bathed and slept and all is well then the meal times are great. If they are tired and hungry and young then things start to get a little more like mayhem. This is not a common scenario for us, but it does reflect a little of the mayhem that sometimes occurs when we are getting ready for dinner with Faith being tired and hungry. It seemed like a good reflection of life with Faith.

Lighting Fires


Lighting the fire of passion.

Let our love never diminish, our passion never be lost, our boldness never be quenched, and our togetherness never be torn.

Here’s to 2012 and another fun year of being crazily in love with my beautiful wife!

Last Day Blues

It is late night now, and tomorrow I fly out. Anything that I have not yet done will remain undone, anyone that I have not yet seen I will not get to see. My time here is now over, and I am heading back to my home in South America, with a quick stop in New Zealand.

Farewelling my parents as I leave Australia
A last farewell to my parents before leaving Australia.
One of the things that has amazed me is how hard it is to get around to everybody in the small amount of time that I have been here. Although there has been lots of time in terms of days, most people seem to only have their nights spare to catch up with people, which leaves me with big chunks of the daytime free and nobody to see. As a result, and also because of some poor planning, there have been some people dear to me whom I have not been able to see.

This seems crazy now, looking back on it, but yet somehow it happened. There is no chance now to undo what is done, to find time where it no longer exists. Now I am gone for yet another period of unspecified time. Hopefully the next time we will be able to catch up.