October 2022 Circumbits
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Welcome Colorful October

Circumnavigators in Florida

Our fellow members weathered a tough hurricane last week. Hurricane Ian took its toll on the usually sunshine state where more than 200 Circumnavigators call home. Especially hard hit was the Naples area, home to our largest Chapter. At this time, we have not heard of any serious problems for Circumnavigators.

Rolling Out the LOG

The new issue of our venerable publication, The LOG, is being printed. Members should receive their copy in October with many great stories, including treks to Croatia and Algeria and the adventure story of Norm & Susan Dailey’s Amazing Race. We think you will love the cover from Croatia. It is not the cover shown here – that is the runner up..

Second place cover from Croatia.

Keep on sharing

Please let us know if you have a feature story to discuss for the next issue of The LOG. We do not take finished stories, so you need to contact us to develop the story. Also, photos and trip items are encouraged for All Over the Map, used in both The LOG and Circumbits.

Singapore welcomes new member

Graham Bell with Mr. Johnson Chen

Chapter Vice-President Graham Bell presented the membership certificate to Mr. Johnson Chen at the Singapore Chapter September lunch event at the iconic building that used to be the main post office and is now the five-star Fullerton Hotel.

New chapter in the works

The inaugural meeting of the proposed Northeast Florida chapter was held in September with 17 enjoying a gathering at Jacksonville’s Timuquana Country Club. The chapter will draw members from the greater Jacksonville area, which includes Ponte Vedra Beach. Circumnavigator Fred Seely has been orchestrating the new Chapter plan.

Proposed NE Florida chapter

October 22 all over the map

International Past President Howard Matson, during his recent visit to Ireland and Northern Ireland, was moved by recent historic events to stop and sign the condolence book for the Queen at Government House in Belfast.

Howard Matson

Circumnavigator Steve Fuller (At Large) posed in Qorikancha Museum in Cusco, Peru. He was visiting Machu Picchu with his wife Henna.

Steve Fuller

Circumnavigators Norm Susan Dailey (Washington DC Chapter) reached Mongolia on their fifth circumnavigation. 

Circumnavigators David Dottie Mink (New York Metro and Naples Chapter) had a cooking lesson in Tuscany, Italy.

David and Dottie Mink Tuscany

Don’t you love signs?

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Circumnavigators enjoy shooting photos of unusual and whimsical signs on their international travels, like the one shown here from Japan. Please send us good shots that you have collected for a future feature. Send in high resolution photo by email attachment to Tracy at club@circumnavigators.org or David Mink at davidamink@me.com.

The Last Shot

Circumnavigator Larry Glick (At Large) specializes in bird photos and he gets some amazing ones. He reports about this shot. “The Glaucous Gull soars over a Scoresbysund glacier. Scoresbysund is the longest Fjord in the world and located in East Greenland. Ah, birds in flight. In my opinion, these are the hardest pictures to get. Even harder than satisfying the mother of the bride in wedding photography. I did that once, and never again. This one was even harder with the gull coming directly at me.”

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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