The Coffee Shop: Mad Englishman Near the Midnight Sun

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Sea Wolf


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This is an Open Thread. Grab your cup, pull up a chair, sit a spell and share what’s on your mind today.



This morning, I’m channeling our friend Joy of Fishes!

It must be a requirement that wildlife photographers are a bit mad. Then there’s the whole “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” thing. Put them together, and you get Bertie Gregory, star of NatGeo’s first You Tube series, shot on spectacular Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Here’s the first episode:



I thought Sea Wolves were pirates — who knew?

About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 45 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband and a bewildered Border Collie.
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6 Responses to The Coffee Shop: Mad Englishman Near the Midnight Sun

  1. Wonderful find, Nona! I live Bertie’s delivery — the kid is a natural storyteller — and looking forward to seeing more (hint hint) 🙂

  2. Just a test – please ignore!!

  3. Another test (I’ll explain by email)

  4. pete says:

    The last thing I ever want to hear. (Whispered) “There’s a bear behind you”.

  5. wordcloud9 says:

    Indeed pete! I’m perfectly happy being an armchair adventurer in this case.

  6. Never go out in bear country with someone who can run faster than you.

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