Kodiak, Alaska – my first stop on the eastern side of the Pacific

20 July 2023 | Places

▲ After our seven day Pacific crossing from Yokohama in Japan we finally made landfall in Kodiak, an island off the south coast of the state of Alaska and at the eastern end of the long string of Aleutian Islands. I’ve been to Kodiak Island once before, back in 2009 w...

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The Amandine – a Belgian Trawler

17 December 2012 | Places

My recent visit to Belgium was in pursuit of King Leopold II’s Belgian Congo connections in Brussels and Ostend. I was only a few steps out of the Ostend train station when I came upon the Amandine, the last Ostend fishing trawler to operate in Icelandic waters. L...

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