Derek Versus The Volcano April 12th 2016 Some of you of a certain age may remember a film in the early 90s starring Tom Hanks (and Meg Ryan, of course) called Joe Verus The Volcano where Joe (Tom Hanks), a man who believes he is dying, agrees to jump into an erupting volcano. Well, I’m not dying and I don’t plan to jump into an erupting volcano…but I was willing to climb one.
But I had to get there first.
Mindful that I now had ju ... read more
Most of you will have been directed here by me - if so, thanks for coming. If not, thanks for coming anyway.
I am Derek - a Kiwi who in June 2007, set off on a 4 1/2 month sortie around Europe via the USA, and set up this blog so that friends, family and randoms could keep track of where I had been to, and of the shenanigans I inevitably got up to.
The trip inspired me to keep travelling and directly following it, I spent the next seven years living in London, which was a fantastic base from which to continue my travels and thus the travelling continued unaba... full info
Nothing so exciting
Nothing so exciting as a volcano blowing its top Derek. What a fabulous experience. Amazing what locals are prepared to do to make a buck...taking you up an erupting volcano...priceless. Then skating or is it skiing down? I've put this pic in the Majestic Mountains thread.