Hi there! :o)

Hi! I’m in seattle right now and we will be get­ting on the plane in about four hours so I thought i had bet­ter write about what we’ve been doing.

Jane arrived in Portland last Friday and she was very impressed by Helsers (break­fast cafe) and Powells (the biggest ofline book­shop in the world!). Then we went to Orcas island.

We were on orcas island for four days and we went swim­ming in lakes (but not the sea [but we did paddle in Oregon])

We got to seattle two days ago and saw Pike Place mar­ket, the first ever star­bucks(©®©) and went up the second tallest sky scraper in Seattle.

I was very excited to hear that the cham­bers street museum will open today! I can hardly remem­ber what it was like!

bye now! CALLuM

PS this is what a flamingo looks like:


Camping @ Lake Michigan

When we got to the the camp­site, the first thing I saw was a chip­munk! Please see my last post for some photos.

The next day (after eat­ing some highly colored break­fast cer­eal) we went to Big Sable* Point light­house on the edge of lake Michigan and walked along the beach to find a swim­ming spot without too many dead fish. We swam in the lake for a while but we couldn’t go very deep because of currents.

Big Sable Point Lighthouse

In the even­ing we swam in a smal­ler (but still very big) lake next to the camp­site called lake Hamlin.

The next day we went on a walk around the islands in lake Hamlin and saw some trees that had been gnawed and felled by beavers. We then set off on the long car ride back stop­ping on the way at an ice cream shop that was in an old rail­way caboose.

*Pronounced “saa­bel”

Travel update

Only four days to go! Packing has star­ted, camp­ing stuff is being gone through, Chris is get­ting fractious…

Our latest itin­er­ary is on the site — but have no doubt that this will con­tinue to evolve as we pro­gress. The latest plan is that we will leave Athens for Paros on Wednesday 22nd, and we’ll camp on Antiparos (smal­ler island neigh­bour­ing Paros). The camp­site there is lis­ted in Cool Camping Europe, so it ought to be good. At the week­end, Kerry & Athena will go to their reunion meal on Paros. Then on Sunday we’ll get the boat to Serifos (already prov­ing a hit with the typo­graphy fans, though we’re not sure it will be as excit­ing a travel des­tin­a­tion as San Seriffe). On Wednesday we plan to get the boat to Kimolos, then back to Athens via the overnight ferry on Friday, 31 July.

We’re plan­ning to stop at as many inter­net cafes as we can along the way, so look out for reg­u­lar updates to the blog — and don’t be afraid to leave your own com­ments and sug­ges­tions. (If you’ve been to any of these places, do tell us what to look out for and what to avoid!)