19-June-2013

Semester at Sea Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage

I am back home after an extended voyage on the Semester at Sea M/V Explorer. Over 52 days the Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage visited 19 countries (Spain, Monaco, Italy, Spain, Gibraltar, Morocco, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, England, Norway, Latvia, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany). The Garmin GPS that I carried recorded 24539 miles (10068 miles by air, 9216 miles at sea, 2457 miles by car, 1800 miles by bus, 819 miles by train, 46 miles by ferry, and 133 miles by foot). Using five cameras (including my smart phone) I took over 60K images taking up almost all of a 1.5 TB external hard drive. Internet access on the ship was slow so I didn’t make many posts. I plan to go back and post images from the trip over the next few days and weeks.

Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

2 thoughts on “19-June-2013”

  1. you better post some pics! I’ve been waiting… Glad you are back safely; looking forward to seeing some pics.
    -DB

    1. Images about all backed up, computers & programs updated so start looking for new images tomorrow. During the voyage, I saw 8 ships/boats pass in front of the setting or rising sun (need someone to calculate the probabilities). Saw noctilucnet clouds (and had a short time-lapsed video). DJM

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