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Greg Cummings
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Living life imaginatively
Living life imaginatively

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The best of both worlds

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Who's with me?

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A pirate's life for me

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Lost At Sea
At daybreak on 4 November 1587 the King of Spain’s great Manila galleon, the Santa Ana was in sight of Isla de California. It was a crisp, clear day, without a single cloud in the sky. Tomás de Alzola stood on the prow of his command searching for signs of ...

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“He came dancing across the water / With his galleons and guns / Looking for the new world / In that palace in the sun.”

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More news from Baja

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Cortez the Killer
This morning I woke up to a strange sound, like a miniature helicopter. A black witch moth the size of a bat was thumping against my bathroom window. A window below was open but the moth had no plan B. I grabbed it and chucked it out the open window. It fle...

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There is one safari, the one time he and I journeyed alone together, in 1975 when I was 13. He sprung me from school in Dar-es-salaam and flew me up to northern Tanzania to join him on a two-week assignment. Traveling incognito for the Tanzanian Tourist Board, he was to inspect all the state-owned lodges in key national parks: Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti. Having a teenage boy along with him helped with the pretense. At the end of each stay, he would announce himself and his observations to the lodge manager. We saw every kind of wild beast along the way, and on the return trip were given the full 5 star treatment by the managers we’d met. I’ll never forget game spotting in a Landy driven by the manager of Lobo Lodge, blithely weaving our way back and forth across the border between Tanzania and Kenya.

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The Old Man Staring At The Sea
“Old age is like a plane flying through a storm.  Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.”  - Golda Meir My dad’s eyes twinkle, a glimmer of triumph spreads across his grey bristly face. He has just had a sip of Scotch whiskey, his first in six week...
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