France by Boat

November 17th, 2015

 As part of our Europe tour 2015, which included my PhD defense in Brussels, we went to the Chablis region near Auxerre.

See the gallery:

 We rented a boat from LeBoat with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a spacious kitchen and dining area.

France by Boat
Our little boat

The tour started in Migennes ...

France by Boat
Where is Migennes?


... and then we went south. Click on the file link to open the tour and some selected photos in Google Earth (only if you have Google Earth installed and are able to work with the files - there are numerous placemarks plus the route track).   Where is Migennes?

The tour was fantastic. Going through the locks was an interesting activity:

France by Boat


France by Boat


and just cruising down the canals watching the countryside pass by ...

France by Boat
Canal near Apoigny

...stopping whereever we wanted to eat and be merry...

France by Boat


... made the whole trip worthwhile.

Watch the video of our tour as well:


PhD Defense

November 16th, 2015

This event is already noted on my portfolio but I thought it was worthy of inclusion here in case anyone did not see the portfolio. We went to Brussels to defend my PhD. The defense itself was on October 13th, 2015. The full gallery is here:

I had a few familiar faces in the crowd to support and cheer me on.


I also had a great friend come over from New York.


After two hours of rather gruelling questions and answers, I was successful.


Finally, I present: Dr. Paul Leslie.

If you want to see my presentation for the defense, click here.