• I didn’t really warm to either 2022 or 2023 themes, and didn’t have enough time to figure out how to personalize them to make them any nicer. Just upgraded to the 2024 theme, and while it threw me by having a bunch of front-page sections that I didn’t want, those were easy enough to delete, […]

  • I noticed that the security status was having a whinge about unused themes, and that turned out to be because there was a new one. Since I never really warmed to the previous one (a little to sparse, IMO), I’ve jumped right onto the new one (next years’). Seems a bit fancy, in that it […]

  • Just a single letter difference in the URL: we’ve moved from the top-level ccTLD for the Pacific island nation of Niue, .nu to the island continent of Australia .au. The former was always a bit of a semantic stretch, and was set up at a time when it appeared that doing so was supporting internet […]

  • Broadcasting live from a new address block, in a different house with a different internet connection. Normal transmission appears to have resumed. Any discrepancies with reality are therefore probably your own problem.

  • This morning’s software maintenance upgraded WordPress. Had to poke around on Google to figure out why my site had vanished, and what to do about it. Nothing dramatic: database upgrade. Good, there everything was, in the admin panel. Nope: the old theme had been deprecated too, so I had to choose another. Might as well […]

  • This is just a quick note to say that we have made it back to Sydney safely. The task of transferring and sorting photos from the trip must now begin, and we will have to get down stories of the travel in Antarctica fairly quickly, before the memories start to fade. So there will (yet) […]

  • Well that seems to have flown past, but I understand why. We spent a morning trying to get a replacement camera to meet us in Punta Arenas, but came to understand that it could not be done, (at least in that way). Cameras come with batteries in the box, and so cannot be shipped air-freight. […]

  • The 20th was our last full day on Chiloe, and we had an easy, cultural day. Drove to Dalcahue and caught the vehicular ferry to the island of Quinchao, just across the channel. Then drove to the town of Achao, about half way along. We walked along the waterfront, which has a shiny new board-walk, […]

  • No road travel at all today! We started with a stroll down the hill to the hotel’s jetty, to board the Willichi again. All aboard, we set off in the direction of the island of Chelin, site of one of the sixteen Unesco-preserved wooden churches around Chiloe. Along the way, we passed a couple of […]

  • Today started with another fairly long drive up to the north-west corner of Chiloe, to the Chepu river.  There we met Seignor Alfonzo, our river guide and boat driver. Apparently there was a strong earthquake some time ago, and the resulting tsunami pushed 20km up the Chepu river valley, killing an area of riverside forrest. […]

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