Category: Adventure

Book Review: Power of the Sword, by Wilbur Smith

Power of the Sword by Wilbur Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am once again reading Wilbur Smith’s books as inspiration to writing another novel. This amazing work puts it all together in telling the tale of two rival half brothers, Shasa…

Book Review: No Man’s Land by David Baldacci

No Man’s Land by David Baldacci My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is not the Author’s best work by far. The thesis behind the novel is excellent and I was absorbed with that once we got to the actual story. The first 200…

Playa Lagun: One of the Prettiest Places to Dive on Curacao

Playa Lagun is another one of those great places to dive on Curacao. A lot of people don’t go there because you have to swim way.. out there.. before you go down, or you’ll use up half your air over white chrystaline sands. So–…

Another Dive in Paradise-Curacao-The Queen Trigger Fish

Just finished another dive this AM at Snake Bay, St. Michael’s, Curacao. Last three days have been a whirlwind. 2 Dives on Thursday, King’s Day Celebrations all over he island on Friday and one dive today with another to be done in about an…

Curacao Scuba Diving the Tugboat Reef: a Weight Reducer? Plus more Deep Pics!

Diving the tugboat is a fun hour’s dive with lots of friendly fish to enjoy. Not deep, but great lighting! When you are 74 and can still lug you weights, tanks and gear into the water for walk in dives, swim for an hour…

Glories of Curacao 2018

The Island of Curacao, one of the former Dutch Antilles, is a gem often overlooked by Americans looking for a week or two in a foreign country but afraid to travel beyond the English speaking world. You’re in luck! Most Dutch people and all…

Book Review: “The Deceiver” by Frederick Forsyth

The Deceiver by Frederick Forsyth My rating: 5 of 5 stars Forsyth has done an outstanding job of detailing the circuitous paths of the old espionage game along with giving us a lot of reasons why our world of the technocrat spy really isn’t…

Book Review: The Blue Eyed Shan by Stephen Becker

The Blue-Eyed Shan by Stephen Becker My rating: 4 of 5 stars Here’s an amazing historical fiction adventure about some of the little known sections of “old” Burma. If you have visited modern Myanmar in the south of the country, don’t expect this to…

Book review – Traitor’s Kiss – by Gerald Seymour

Traitor’s Kiss by Gerald Seymour My rating: 5 of 5 stars Here’s a writer who has definitely found his groove in the modern spy, suspense world. A position that rivals John LeCarre’s original supreme level. You’ll want to dig out the world atlas and…

What if another 1804 Silver Dollar exists?

During my visit into the remote sacred mountains of Myanmar (formerly Burma), I ran across a little known cave guarded by Buddha’s Cobras. After a slippery climb and crawl into the interior of the cave, I came across several shrines, one of which had…

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