Ship Ahoy! And Insanity … « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Ship Ahoy! And Insanity ...


I hope that you are well. All will be boarding the Sea Spirit in a few hours on the late afternoon of SAT 22 OCT 2016. As noted previously, I will be without any internet access until 12 NOV. When I do get online again my first priorities will be taking care of IPT and Used Photo Gear business. Jim and Jen are at the office most days to help you with your mail order needs and Instructional Photo-Tour sign-ups. I still need folks for San Diego, Japan, Galapagos, the Palouse, and the Bear Boat (Grizzly Cubs) trips. Among others 🙂 Please e-mail for couples and discount info for all of the above. Click here for complete IPT info.

I will have intermittent internet access after we get off the ship until the end of my South American adventure.

Long Term Plans for the Blog

Right now I have prepared a brand new educational blog post for every single day from tomorrow until December 12, 2016. That leaves 13 or 14 more to do to keep the streak alive until I am back home. After that, my goal is to run the streak up with a new blog post every day for the rest of my life, or at least until I am unable to do so.

Enjoy the ride.

Huge Thanks to All

Huge thanks to all for realizing the monumental amount of work that I have done to keep the current streak alive. And huge thanks for visiting the blog every day as always. Blog readership is actually up a bit over the past few weeks. Lastly, huge thanks for continuing to use my B&H affiliate links for your major new gear purchases. As noted here previously, my two EOS 5D Mark IV bodies have become my everyday bird photography camera bodies. I go to the 1DX Mark II only in high ISO or pure flight situations.


I have decided to live life to the fullest and extend my Falklands land-based visit by one week in order to get a crack at the albatross and rockhopper chicks on Saunders and Bleaker. I should be back in Orlando late on X-mas day. I would like to wish you and yours a wondrous holiday season.

24 comments to Ship Ahoy! And Insanity …

  • avatar Elizabeth M

    Thank you for all that you do! I feel very fortunate to have all these opportunities to learn from you, both on the blog and on the IPTs. Enjoy your trip! You only live once. 🙂

    • avatar Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

      Thanks E-mac. Mark your calendar for DEC 22, 2018.

      later and love from Ushuaia, Argentina, artie

  • avatar Jim Brown

    GOOD call, Artie. I applaud you.

  • avatar Gordon Lindsay

    I second Jim Bickett’s reply, I wish you well in all your endeavours Artie and can only echo the thanks for the unselfish work you do on the blog.

  • I think this is very appropriate for Photographers a round the world ” Many people pass though meadow but few see the flowers with in it ”

    Enjoy your trip and love


  • avatar Guido Bee

    All the best. Enjoy the ride.
    And let me join the chorus of thanks for the efforts you put into the blogs.
    Be safe, and take care of yourself, we’re not as im-mortal as we used to believe we were!

  • avatar Kerry Morris

    Artie, I agree and second everything said above. I appreciate you and all that you do very much. Every bit of info and wisdom you give us is a gift. Thank you.
    Enjoy every second of your travels! Be safe, have fun, and take thousands of amazing images!
    later and love, Kerry

    • avatar Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

      Thanks girl-Kerry. I kept only 514 RAW files from the ship trip. And I still need to do a second edit. I did get a bunch that made me very happy and will be sharing some of them here with y’all beginning in mid-December.

      later and love from Ushuaia, Argentina, artie

  • avatar James Saxon

    That is what living is all about. You only go through life once, so go for it and live it large. You earned it.

  • avatar Mike Ross

    Artie, Have a great time and thank you for the Blog! I look forward to reading it every day.

  • avatar Holly

    Have fun. And many thanks for the wonderful blog and all the great tips you provide. Enjoy!!
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season.

  • avatar Jackie Milburn

    Have fun!! And Looking forward to your return!!

    God Speed!!

  • avatar Walt Thomas - Tucson

    Artie; remember…plan ur work, work ur plan, above all stay safe and “take time to smell the roses”.
    Walt Thomas, Tucson

    • avatar Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

      Thanks Walt. Roses currently being sniffed 🙂

      later and love from Ushuaia, Argentina, artie

  • avatar Jim Bicket

    Artie: Many thanks for all the info you provide. Surely you have given back more than anyone else of note. When you find the burden too much, ease off or stop as you wish, knowing that there are many who wish you well, would want you to spend time with your Mom, and other family members, and wishing you happiness and long life.

    • avatar Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

      Thanks Jim, I hope that all of your body part replacements continue to be in good working order.

      later and much love from Ushuaia, Argentina, artie