Category Archives: Expedition

Experiential Learning

I’ve read a lot of travel books, but it’s only when you feel the sharp pain in your heel and see the blood when you peel your socks off that you know what blisters feel like. I was a passenger … Continue reading

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Wisdom in the Social Age

I had dinner with some friends last night who are just home from six months travelling around Japan. As they shared their stories, it became clear that they’d amassed a wealth of local knowledge whilst out there: synthesised from different … Continue reading

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Yo ho ho: Why it takes more than a parrot to become a pirate

There were a great variety of costumes on display this weekend at the Purbeck Folk Festival pirate themed saturday. Some shop bought wigs, hats, eye patches and beards (mine pre grown), but some clearly labours of love with jackets, treasure … Continue reading

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Heading North: The end of the Journey.

All things come to pass. All journeys have a start and and end, and my journey ends tomorrow. Or at least, the physical act of travelling ends tomorrow. Maybe there is more to exploring and travelling than simply getting from … Continue reading

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Heading North: the joy of scrabble.

Scrabble is a strangely antisocial game. As the three of us sat playing, there was no conversation (except ‘is “jo” a word?), but rather intense concentration. Everyone focused on the board in the middle and their rack of tiles. Last … Continue reading

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Heading North: The iPad and my Dad.

As i may have mentioned, i’m travelling with my parents. Father has bought an iPad. After a lifetime of computing with PC’s, he’s also bought a book on the iPad. It’s about the size of a telephone directory for a … Continue reading

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Heading North: meeting King Neptune and learning about engagement in community.

At seven seventeen this morning i crossed into the Arctic Circle for the first time. In the time honoured tradition, King Neptune himself came on board to welcome us, give us safe passage, and for those of us making the … Continue reading

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Heading North: Continuity

Two weeks of holiday! I’ve packed my bags and headed to Norway for a voyage of discovery. The plan is to head up the coastline, from Bergen, right up to the arctic circle and, if i’m lucky, see the Northern … Continue reading

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Swallows and Amazons: a swashbuckling adventure story. Why personal achievements can be worth so much more than work ones.

Yesterday i slipped out of work early and headed to the harbour. The sun was out, a gentle breeze on the water, hours of sunshine left in the long summer evening and, let’s be honest, who was ever going to … Continue reading

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