Entries by Jonas Magnusson

Isla Seymour Norte

Photos Drífa Freysdóttir Fifth day. Isla Seymour Norte is just north of Isla Baltra where we will be leaving from tomorrow. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Seymour_Island The frigate birds nest on Seymour, both the great frigate bird and the magnificent one. The magnificent frigate is a bit larger, but they look very much alike. The way to tell the […]

Isla Santa Fe – Isla Plaza Sur

Photos Drífa Freysdóttir Fourth day. Santa Fe – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Fe_Island — We started the day on Isla Santa Fe. A modest climb up the lava edges led us to a plateau. The soil was bone dry and cacti littered the landscape. No leaves yet on the palo santo trees, but soon it will start to rain. […]

Isla Floreana

Photos Drífa Freysdóttir Third day Isla Floreana https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floreana_Island Despite the population size the early thirties in Floreana was a place for a mystery drama. https://www.thoughtco.com/unsolved-murder-mystery-the-galapagos-affair-2136125 Punta Cormorant was our first destination. There is a brackish lagoon there with a Flamengo sighting possibility. Two coves are accessible on each side of the Punta with a short […]

Isla Espanola

Photos Drífa Freysdóttir Second day Isla Espanola is a volcanic island, as are the other Galapagos islands. The islands sit on the so-called Galapagos microplate, which in its turn sits at the junction of the Cocos – Pacific – Nazca tectonic plates. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galápagos_Microplate At tectonic plate junctions there will be volcanic activity. I am used to […]

Galapagos – San Cristobal

Photos Drífa Freysdóttir First day The Galapagos archipelago is a fantastic place to visit. The trip generated many good and some great photos. I have chosen to simplify the presentation by recounting each day with the corresponding pictures as we sail along. We arrived in Isla San Cristobal in the afternoon for our Galapagos adventure. […]

The Condor in Zion National Park

South Utah National Parks and National Monuments South Utah has a string of fabulous National Parks. From east to west we have — Arches — https://www.nps.gov/arch/index.htm then Canyonlands — https://www.nps.gov/cany/index.htm on to Capitol Reef — https://www.nps.gov/care/index.htm. Then we have Bryce Canyon — https://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htm and finally, Zion — https://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm in the south west corner. On top […]


Reprimanded by the Surgeon General

When running an inpatient surgical ward there is a constant struggle to get the patients home after operations. There is, of course, some reasonable length of stay needed for serious matters etc. However, from my point of view some of my patients could go home sooner than they themselves wanted. There were all kinds of […]


The Booze Airlift

As a boy I vaguely remember reading about the Berlin airlift (Berliner Luftbrücke­­­ – i.e. airbridge). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Blockade That was when the russkies were naughty (they still are), and ­­when they wanted to mess with Europe they just squeezed its balls, i.e. Berlin. To get vital supplies to Berlin after the roads and railways were closed […]