Category Archives: abroad

See the world on less than three hours of sleep a day!

In a shocking turn of events, I found myself driving on the wrong side of the road past fields full of ostriches and citrus trees with warning signs that say “Baboons!”. Less than two months ago, I got a call … Continue reading

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It worked?!

It worked! I don’t want anyone to die of suspense after last week’s cliff-hanger, so here is a quick resolution to the South Africa Occultation story (see here for part 1 and part 2).  Team 13 (myself and Simon along … Continue reading

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The things we do for science

A few weeks ago I posted an article about our occultation-chasing trip to the Southern Hemisphere and some of the science behind what we’re doing. Three weeks ago, I didn’t even know which continent I would be visiting. Since then, … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Journey to the Southern Hemisphere?

Normally my work life is not too exciting from an outdoors adventure standpoint. I mostly sit behind a computer writing code, writing papers, writing proposals, and writing recommendation letters. Or I’m jockeying powerpoint slides and waving my hands around at … Continue reading

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2013 Year in Review

Last year I set myself some goals… and none of them actually happened.  I came close, but, well, life happened. The running goal was 1000 miles, but I only managed 810 (November/December total: 135 which is pretty good, considering), my … Continue reading

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The Ascent of Blackford Hill

I did not intend to climb Blackford Hill.  Or rather, I did, but it was supposed to be a minor footnote in a list of grander Corbetts, Munroes, and other great deeds during my visit to Scotland. Life, as they … Continue reading

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Trek to Utrecht

The Dutch are completely bonkers about bicycles.  You’ll look like a tourist if you don’t immediately rent one and go tearing through about town on the elaborately-designed bike lanes and street margins.  Of course, you’ll still look like a tourist, … Continue reading

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