Sep 05, 2017 - National Geographic Orion

Sometimes fate waves its hand and what was supposed to be, turns into: what can we do instead? Today was one such day. When we went to bed last evening we expected to wake up at Tresco in the Isles of Scilly. Well we got that part right, but going ashore would be another story. The sea around us had a feather-white appearance due to the wind blowing the top of the waves off their base. It was apparent to all that getting into inflatable boats would not necessarily be our best option. On to plan B! Instead we would head on to a small but very significant seaside town of Fowey. Fowey has been many things in its long and colorful history. It had been the end of land route over land, where the Irish conducted trade. In more recent history, Fowey was an important mining town and for years the local people worked in the China clay mines that were found nearby. Today, it is known as a quaint little seaside town where many tourist come each year for holiday. The town is a colorful spot with wonderful shops of all kinds, the home of St. Fimbar Cathedral, and a place where a smile is found on just about everyone’s face. 

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Steve Morello

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Steve Morello has had a long and colorful career in the natural history world. Born in New Jersey he was lucky to be able to summer on the shores of Cape Cod. Whether it was exploring the tidal pools, snorkeling along the beach, or hiking in the dunes, it all came together to instill in him a deep connection to the natural world. It was no surprise that he would return to the Cape as a whale researcher in his adult years. It was on the Cape that Steve first became involved in guiding, and for 15 years acted as naturalist on whale watching boats in the Gulf of Maine. Steve worked with groups creating environmental education material for school programs and soon found another one of his passions, photography.

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