“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” 
– Oscar Wilde   

Betsy Ross House
Circumnavigator Dottie Mink (Naples Chapter) visited the iconic Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia.

Freedom Rings

Circumnavigators appreciate the fundamental value of freedom—freedom to travel, freedom of speech, freedom of worship. We wish all of our members, family and friends a Happy July, the month that represents freedom for many.

International Travel

Travel board
Illustration by Francis Scialabba for Morning Brew

World travel is getting back on track but it isn’t easy with lots of airline delays and cancellations, and other irksome problems with border crossings. Some recent member travels are featured below in “All Over the Map”. Let us know about your trips!

Chapter Highlights

Washington DC chapter

Members of the Washington DC Chapter team met with officials of the Guatemalan Embassy to coordinate a Chapter event.

dc chapter picture
Embassy officials flank DC Chapter President Jason Chang and Circumnavigator Gwendolyn Sutton (center)
pacific southwest chapter

Circumnavigators met at the home of Kathleen and George Beebe. The featured presentation was about their trip to England, where they attended a “sunrise ceremony” on the Vernal Equinox at Stonehenge.

pacific southwest chapter

All over the map July 22

Circumnavigators in Croatia

Maria & Gunther Winkler (Naples Chapter) visited Croatia where they once again took stunning photographs which will be displayed in the next issue of The LOG.

winklers croatia

Tour of Canadian Maritimes

David & Dottie Mink (New York Metro and Naples) took a comprehensive tour of the Canadian Maritimes that highlighted Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. In this photo they are at the Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy.

David and dottie mink

Tribute to

Melanie & Dan Peterson (Chicago Chapter) visited France after a trip to Malta.  Highlights in Normandy included visiting all the D-Day invasion beaches, as well as the airborne landing areas. They then went to Paris before continuing on to Geneva for some exciting meetings around the World Health Assembly.  In the photo, the Petersons are at the remains of a steel reinforced concrete bunker overlooking Omaha Beach.

Petersons Normandy

Circumnavigator off the beaten track

Circumnavigator Mark Pross (Washington, DC Chapter) visited Crna Gora (Montenegro) last month to explore some of the mountainous regions of the north. With his arrival in Podgorica, Montenegro, Mark has now visited all 53 capitals of Europe. Mark also visited the Republic of Srpska, which is one of two entities that make up Bosnia and Herzegovina. The last 27 kilometers of the road in Montenegro to the border with Srpska go through 55 rock-hewed tunnels, which he says makes for a very dramatic trip through the canyon.

Mark Pross

Sail Away

Circumnavigator Ann Swinford (Michigan Chapter) sailed to Alaska on the 80-passenger SS Legacy. In this photo she is in peaceful Patterson Bay in Southeast Alaska. 

Ann Swinford Alaska

An Amazing Race

Circumnavigators Norm Susan Dailey (Washington DC Chapter) are on the road again, participating in a 10-day competition dubbed “Amazing Race for Normal People”. They are competing with eight teams in Europe with no idea where they are going or doing each day. They started in Zurich and so far have ridden a mountain coaster, herded sheep, made a chocolate flower, flew drones and experienced a Via Ferrara.  Travel so far has been in Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Portugal with more to come. Good luck to the Daileys. Stay tuned!

Daileys Amazing Race

UK Connection

UK Chapter President Helen Jenkins left her home in Wales for a business meeting in Boston. She connected with Circumnavigator Darlene Barnfield. Darlene is a UK Chapter member now living in the U.S.

Darlene and Helen
Colorful lunch for Darlene (left) and Helen (right)

The Last Shot

On his recent photography trip to Pantanal in South America, Circumnavigator Larry Glick (At Large, Texas) got this amazing shot of the rare Hoatzin, an avian species that can be traced back over 65 million years.

Do you have a good photo for The Last Shot? Please send to club@circumnavigators.org.

Luck to you!

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David A. Mink
International President

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