Letter 90 This time last year I had just booked my flight to America. My place at camp was confirmed, visa in the bag and I was eager to set off. Now I want to share a load of advice that I learned from a summer at camp. So if you're off to camp, or … Continue reading Advice from a summer camp cousellor
Letter 50 2016 has been a good, hard, tiring, wonderful year and in 10 days I will fondly look back on it, and happily step into 2017. This year has probably been one of the hardest of my life as it began with the death of a close family member. I won't go into personal … Continue reading What a year
Letter 48 From a whole summer of photos I would like to share some of my favourites along with a word or two that describes them. Enjoy my photo essay. I hope you enjoyed my photos; I certainly enjoyed my summer. From Lou PS. Here's one more chance to check out the my letters … Continue reading 3,176 photos later
Letter 47 The crazy taxi driver sped through New York, leaving the skyscrapers behind to a backdrop of the late afternoon sun. I wanted to drink in every last bit of New York and etch this spellbinding city on my mind. Instead I spent the journey clinging to my seat for dear life and wishing … Continue reading On top of the world
Letter 46 Walking somewhat aimlessly and exploring is the best way to see New York. I began to see this on my second day in the city when after trying and failing to get the most out of my expensive New York pass and fitting in a tonne of attractions, I ended up just walking. … Continue reading Love on the Brooklyn Bridge
Letter 45 ...and neither did I. This captivating place worked its way under my skin just as I expected and made me fall in love with it just as many other places have done. But New York City is different. It's an exceptionally special city. I arrived in New York City at 2:30pm on Tuesday … Continue reading The city that never sleeps
Letter 44 "The pond represents the ocean, the hills represent the mountains and the trees become the forests of the world." In my last couple of days in Philly I spent my time exploring the extensive Fairmount Parkand. I was surprised at how many wonderful areas and buildings I found, as well as the statues … Continue reading The world in microcosm
Letter 43 Walking through Chinatown seeing rundown buildings, hearing beeping horns and shouting in the distance and only spotting faraway skyscrapers among the clouds peeping above, I thought I'd made a mistake staying for 4 nights in Philadelphia. It seems I was wrong. The deeper I wondered into the city, walking constantly through the parallel … Continue reading Don’t judge a book until you’ve met the characters.
Letter 42 As we enjoyed our boat trip to see the whales we decided to spend part of our last day in Boston doing another boat trip. This time with a land destination. There are 30 islands within the Boston Harbor and our short ferry ride bought us to Spectacle Island which has the highest … Continue reading He steered the boat with his foot?!
Letter 41 This may be the biggest treat I've have ever given myself, and it was 100% worth it. 3 and a half hours on the boat included 90 minutes floating in the marine sanctuary 30 miles away from Boston harbour, observing the whales in their natural habitat. It was a beautiful trip from start … Continue reading A day in Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary