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Viking Sea Talks
This is our first cruise on Viking Sea and your regular talks have been one of the highlights of our trip. I particularly appreciated you insights on what we can expect at Shetland and Orkney. Although I now live in South Carolina, I grew up in Edinburgh. It is lovely to hear the Scottish accent again. Keep up the good work. Thank you.
Posted by Quentin Jackson on 18 July 2018
Very many thanks for your kind comments. It was great being back on "Viking Sea" and sharing so many nice places with you and the other passengers.
Posted by Michael Scott on 27 July 2018
Viking Odyssey -- 2015
Your lectures on the flora and fauna residing in the many fjords, seas and archipelagos we visited on this Regents Seven Seas Voyager cruise immeasurably enhanced our enjoyment. Mostly, though, your ably communicated delight in just about everything we saw inspired equal delight in us. Many thanks and best wishes.
Posted by Gerry Allen on 20 August 2015
Many thanks for that, Gerry, It was a great pleasure to sail on "Seven Seas Voyager" and to interact with such an interesting group of passengers. I look forward to the future bookings I have with the company, and am discussing further options for 2016.

Best regards,
Posted by Michael Scott on 20 August 2015
Southbound to Australia 2014
Thank you for making this voyage so much more interesting than it would have been without your fascinating lectures, especially all that information about endemics!

The recommendation of Aqwa was spot on, as was the fish and chips at Hillarys - we hope to be back there in January as we didn't manage to spot a little pied cormorant this time.

I think I have just about curbed the desire to shout "bird" and take a photograph every time something flaps overhead, but we're still looking with more interest than before we met you.

The only disappointment is that we didn't get to meet Sue, as we have discovered that our 10 year old Australian grandson has a burning ambition to be a marine biologist.

Posted by Ann Joss on 16 December 2014
North Cape
Thanks for adding so much interest and knowledge to our North Cape trip home yesterday I will miss the brain stimulus
What is the name of your book being published next year
Hope the sea is calmer today
Posted by Marie Milton on 13 August 2014
Hi, Marie. Thanks for your message - and my greetings from Olden in the southern fjords of Norway on my final "Discovery" cruise (sniff!).

The book will be called "Mountain Flowers" in the British Wildlife Collection, published by British Wildlife Publishing. It is due out about this time next year (if I can manage to finish the writing my the end of the year!).

Best regards,
Posted by Michael on 15 August 2014
Journey to the North Cape
Duncan & I were fortunate to be passengers on this wonderful trip.

Black Prince is a lovely ship, we were blessed with good weather, the scenery was stunning and we had some amazing sightings of whales, dolphins, white tailed eagles and much more.

The interesting lectures and helpful on-deck guidance from Sue and Michael made a special trip even more special for us.
Posted by Olga Mathews on 05 July 2009
Many thanks, Olga: I'm delighted that Sue and I were able to add in some small way to a memorable cruise. We await news of any further cruises, but perhaps we will meet again on a cruise ship somewhere: it is certainly a wonderful way to spend part of our summer.
Posted by Michael on 03 August 2009
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