More Lobsters, More Puffins, Less Day Trippers

Check out our blog: SHARE FAIR ISLE for our day to day happenings- from discovering puffins to eating some of the freshest catches of the day--- lobster and mackerel.

In December 2020 Sarah and I spent three weeks on Fair Isle-. After celebrating Christmas and New Year in West Sussex, we were off to America: Sarah on Castaway Cay, Disney's remote private island to keep the attraction Show Ready, and staff happy and healthy with her skilled nursing. I stayed on in South Florida, to continue my Instructional Design project with the US Navy, and was also working remotely (From home in Port Saint Lucie! however) Nowdays, we are back here on glorious Fair Isle, Where Scotland meets Scandinavia and the North Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean...Collected these memories in our trip reports on youtube. Here is the playlist to date: CLICK HERE

From A to Z- During the Pandemic you can't just have a Plan B. how about the rest of the alphabet- We took Plan S  Shetlands, and Britain's, most remote inhabited island-Fair Isle.

It is very important that  expedition history not be distilled to just those great man and woman like Magellan,  Edmund Hillary, Lewis  and Clark et al., but to the regular folk -like Sarah and Ed (Us) who  go out to do their own exploring and circumnavigation of the Earth and then blog about it-literature in a hurry. 

I love writing but hate the paperwork---so I take a lot of photos and videos-Show rather than tell. 

 This doesn't seem like a big deal- Travel is an activity not an accomplishment--until Global travel stopped due to the pandemic. Now not only is it an accomplishment, it is risky.  But that hasn't stopped us before. Therefore, it makes our travels and adventures even more significant because it is getting more and more challenging to spontaneously get up and go-

Our motto is Planning is everything but the plan means nothing- In other words it is situational. We have already had ]flights cancelled and rebooked and delays--that's pandemic travel.

Your best ability these days is flexibility.

Documenting these travels with pictures has the added advantage of it being true, and therefore you have to tolerate contradictions and see things from different perspectives. We really did travel around the world 7 times, and we have the evidence- all archived on FB, Instagram, Blogger and YouTube.

No matter where I go there I am. I can still look up at the same moon, stars albeit different hemisphere. It innately belongs to all of us, children of this planet.  I'm stricken by, what poet Diane Ackerman calls " the ricochet wonder of it all: the plain everythingness of everything, in cahoots with the everythingness of everything else"- Cosmic Pastoral.  

Strawberry Fields Forever
When your future version of you gets involved in the present version of you to get to better decisions...your life takes on a new optimal perspective. You "release your emergency brake" and when you land things start to Take Off. When you truly feel the emotions of the future, add gratitude, and it is as if you have already signed for it.

"People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things".Edmund Hillary

Perseverance - The Long Game

We rarely see the incremental baby steps taken when looking for enormous outcomes, but deserving enormous outcomes is mostly the result of a series of small steps, and the art and science of achievement of turning the invisible into something visible is the consequence. State it and Create it: I want to travel around the world was the mantra I told myself everyday as far back as I can remember. How did I do port at a time, mostly by sea.

Here is a meal rpepared by Sarah this weekend---I am not a gourmet chef, but certainly a gourmet eater, and Sarah is a connoisseur in starvation- She knowns how to feed hungry souls! 

Sarah cooked a spectacular Seafood Paella, with shrimp, chicken breast, chorizo,

Lobster, Lobster..

All we do is wine, wine wine... Lobster with butter and garlic sauce-Delicious!

And a wee dram for afters became half the bottle- Scotch malt whiskey , a great beginner scotch choice for me..The guests didn't mind either. 😀