A Maverick Inuit Way and the Vikings is the seventh in a series of historically and politically-themed travel memoirs by Mary Jane Walker. It describes her travels in Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, Finland and the Orkneys, Shetlands and other formerly Norse islands of Scotland. Mary Jane reflects on the cities and wilderness regions, and on the emergence of a new Cold War on the Baltic Sea.
In this post my editor and my father continue their journey around the Catlins, starting at the picturesque Nugget Point lighthouse and the rocks in the sea called the Nuggets, before continuing on to Slope Point and other parts of the region's notorious shipwreck coast. I close with a discussion of tragic Māori history, and finish with a discussion of how these posts have just scratched the surface. I recommend readers to catlins.org.nz for more information, including a brochure link.Continue readingView more blog posts
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