Turtle Talk

In keeping with what has turned out to be somewhat of an island fetish, my trip down south to Kyushu, the southern most island of the main Japanese islands, I also visited Kagoshima, a small island even further south!

The main purpose of the trip was to see another friend from college teaching English in Miyazaki and to attend the conference held by the Sea Turtle Association of Japan where another friend of mine was invited from the US to give the keynote address (see turtle article below). More on that later.

For now, however, you’ll have to be patient as I work to get my digital photos from the trip up as I have less than 24 hours turnaround time before I head back to the airport on my way to China to visit our offyonder.com represenative in Shenyang, Everett “Walker” Griffiths.

About the author

Adventure Correspondent Cameron L. Martindell is a freelance adventure travel and expedition writer, photographer and filmmaker who founded Offyonder.com in 2000. He has contributed to Elevation Outdoors Magazine, The Gear Junkie, National Geographic, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Outside, Backpacker, Wired, Australian Geographic, Mountainzone.com and others. He has been to all seven continents and lived on five of them, including a four-month stint at the South Pole. Cameron has more than 10 years of mountain search and rescue experience, is an Eagle Scout, has been an Australian bush firefighter, competes in sailing regattas, plans national and international youth programs, guides Oregon rafting trips and Australian bush backpacking trips.

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