Steve Martaindale

Author of the JP Weiscarver Mystery Series

Expeditions

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“Good planning is important. I’ve also regarded a sense of humor as one of the most important things on a big expedition. When you’re in a difficult or dangerous situation, or when you’re depressed about the chances of success, someone who can make you laugh eases the tension”
Edmund Hillary

Not that any of our expeditions rank up there with scaling Mount Everest, but Leah and I have been blessed with some amazing experiences, all of which involved much laughter. Eventually, we learned that many people enjoy following along and that’s the focus in this section.

This page will simply serve as a launching point to various spots where our reports reside.

The above photo, quite obviously, is me at the South Pole. My four-month experience working in Antarctica is in many ways what opened our minds to the possibilities that have become … and are becoming … a reality.

Thailand

boat-huddleThis was a trip we had been looking for. After quite a bit of traveling, sight-seeing and playing tourist, we wanted to get closer to a community. See behind the scenes, let’s say. When good friends offered a room at their coastal home in Thailand, we jumped at the opportunity and it proved to be more than we could have hoped for.

Walk the Erie Canal

day-4-northernmost-point-on-the-erie-canalLeah and I spent five weeks in May-June 2016 walking the Erie Canalway Trail from the Niagara River, near Buffalo, to the Hudson River, near Albany. We documented our journey in blog format at walktheeriecanal.com. Until I rebuild it into a page, that means you’ll need to read it from the bottom up.

 

Dream trip

uMhlanga Rocks lighthouseOnce I had been to Asia, Antarctica and Australia, it seemed natural that I should target visiting all seven continents. On my 60th birthday, we set out on this amazing trip that included a brief stay in Dubai, a week in South Africa and ended with a transatlantic cruise with stops in Spain, Gibraltar and the Azores. It also upped my continent count to six.

Antarctica

from_hut_point_trailOne of the great experiences of my life was the opportunity to work as a journalist in Antarctica for four months from October 2006-February 2007. This is a compilation of notes and photos. I love talking about it, so hit me up with any questions.

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