Preparing for the journey (3)

In 1979 I graduated from high school and was both physically and mentally ready to embark on an adventure to the Yukon. However, such an expedition needed a lot of money for provisions and "survival" equipment (namely the Winchester rifle, expedition sleeping bag and...

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Preparing for the journey (2)

My younger years in Vancouver, were marked by a life changing event. It happened while learning English in New Canadian class in 1977. One day I heard that a pilot program was being offered, for a small, select group of students, to an outdoor educational course...

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Padma and I are sitting on a small bench by the pond, overlooking our bushland property in Yandoit. It is evening, and the light is magical! The setting sun's golden rays sweep across grey greens of eucalyptus trees. We sit in silence, listening to songbirds, before...

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W kosmosie/Star Wars

Now that Kajtek and Koko are lazily rowing down the mighty Porcupine River, there is time for me to tell you a story which will shed light on the mystery of four decades ... but wait a moment, let's start with solid facts. It is 1977, Vancouver, Canada. My girlfriend...

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Preparing for the journey (1)

At 17, I'm bursting with energy. Although I'm studying english in New Canadian class, I'm still terrible shy, and communicating is not easy. I spend a lot of time on my own, mostly exercising! It's part of my preparation for being fit when eventually I can go to the...

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Letting the cat out of the bag.

One winter's evening in '74 I couldn't wait to tell my parents that I had just met Janusz Christa and that we had even chatted about my collection. (As mentioned in my first blog: "The Prophecy"). So I put the large volume of "Kajtek Majtek" on the kitchen table, and...

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