Street Art: Murals of Isla Mujeres

One of Isla Mujeres island's many charms is that many of its buildings are covered by beautiful murals, and each street corner reveals new artistic vistas.

Filed under Travel.

Cenote Diving in the Yucatan

Cenotes are water-filled limestone caves that hold a special place in Mayan folklore - and are great fun to explore. I'm lucky to be on vacation in Mexico and jumped at the chance to see them above and below the water line.

Filed under Scuba Diving.

"Where Are They?" A New Estimate of Alien Civilizations Is Both Exciting and Scary

A new calculation estimates how many alien civilizations are out there - here's what the results mean for us.

Filed under Space.

King Canute and the Eternal Laws of Atmospheric Thermodynamics

As we watch our fragile sea-barriers swamped by ceaseless and increasingly powerful waves, we must learn the limits of our power over nature.

Filed under Nature.

Gaspesie Fall Colours

Gaspesie - Fall Colours

Gaspésie is a large peninsula in Eastern Quebec jutting out into the Gulf of St Lawrence, dramatically dominated by cliffs hills and mountains, criss-crossed with rivers and valleys, and bordered by the sea. What better time to visit it than the autumn?

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Crashed Ice Ottawa 2017

Velocity enthusiasts rocket themselves down an ice rollercoaster during the Red Bull Ice Cross Downhill World Championship in Ottawa.

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Space Dive

39 kilometres above the Earth's surface, there is no oxygen.
There is no air pressure.
There is no warmth.
There is no life.

But there is a daredevil.

Filed under Space.

Ring of Kerry road with sheep in foreground

Wild Atlantic Way: Ring of Kerry, Skelligs, and Valentia Island

Explore the famous Ring of Kerry in south-west Ireland.

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Bytown By Biplane

Every day above Ottawa a biplane loops, slides and slips the summer skies. What better way to see the city?

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Downtown Cardiff with castle in background

Betting Would Be Easy If You Knew The Future

In which a traveler from the not-so-distant future tells us a sports result.

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Onwards & Upwards, by Nicholas Kellett

Programmer. Traveler. Blogger. Space Cadet.

King Canute and the Eternal Laws of Atmospheric Thermodynamics

2017-01-08 | 0

As we watch our fragile sea-barriers swamped by ceaseless and increasingly powerful waves, we must learn the limits of our power over nature.

Ottawa, prepare yourselves for liftoff!

2016-12-29 | 0

Ottawa, prepare yourselves for liftoff! NASA International #SpaceApps Challenge hits town.

Astrophotography, Take 2

2016-10-12 | 0

An early morning hike up a cliff is a (steep) price to pay to photograph the night sky.

Sony DSL A35 with Rokinon 14mm lens and Vello intervalometer

Astrophotography, Take 1

2016-10-05 | 5

My first steps into a new hobby, taking pictures of the night sky.

Downtown Cardiff with castle in background

Betting Would Be Easy If You Knew The Future

2016-09-29 | 1

In which a traveler from the not-so-distant future tells us a sports result.

Connemara skyline

Wild Atlantic Way: Connemara and the Sky Road

2016-09-21 | 0

Wild Atlantic Way: The spectacular Connemara region has a tremendous bleak beauty that leaves a real impression.

Ring of Kerry road with sheep in foreground

Wild Atlantic Way: Ring of Kerry, Skelligs, and Valentia Island

2016-09-21 | 0

Exploring the famous Ring of Kerry in south-west Ireland.

A castle in the nearby national park

Lakes of Killarney

2016-09-16 | 2

Killarney Lakes area is more than just a great base to explore some of Ireland’s more famous scenery – it is a wonderful vacation spot of its own.

A Connemara Love Story

2016-09-14 | 0

Boy meets girl: A Connemara love story, with a castle and cathedral.

Stargazing at Camping Griffon

2016-08-07 | 1

Amateur night-sky observations of planets, moons, and galaxies in Gaspésie, Quebec.

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