Category Archive: Personal

Montreal Greats

I grew up to tales of Great Depression challenges and deprivation, and have vague memories of troop trains bringing soldiers home from World War Two. In literature I have read stories and memoirs… Continue reading

Monasteries in Ladakh

Most of the monasteries in Ladakh are situated on the hilltop. The architecture and layout is a perfect mixture of Buddhist and Tibetan styles. Rich collection of Buddhist relics like thankas, murals, sculptures,… Continue reading

Himalayan Mountain Road


…AS NOTED IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF “NUBRA VALLEY ODYSSEY” Saw this in a shop window – had to buy it!

Victoria, B.C. Home of the World’s Tallest Totem Pole

Victoria’s totem pole in Beacon Hill Park is the world’s fourth-tallest totem pole, a 38.8-metre (127 ft) work carved by Kwakwaka’wakw craftsman Mungo Martin, and erected in 1956 and was when built, the world’s tallest.


Victoria – the Writer’s Home Since 2005


Kite Day in Bermuda

On the Baie Chaleur

In Shigawake – a few years ago

Nubra Valley Odyssey

The author traced his daughter Kate’s footsteps in the Nubra Valley.  

The Writer’s Travels

I’ve been to Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Holy See (Vatican City State), Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein,… Continue reading