Intrepid Optimist

Intrepid Optimist is the place where I can share my stories; fact, fiction and thoughts from the past and present. It’s Written by myself for people who believe adventure knows no age

Monthly Archives: May, 2019

A Visit to the Nambija Gold Mines, Ecuador, 1982

A 1982 diary account of a visit I made to the then, illegal gold mines of  Nambija, in Ecuador ’s southern Cordillera, with  John Wright, photographer and an American Character … Continue reading

May 30, 2019 · 2 Comments

El Pub Inglese

“To alcohol! The cause of and solution to all of life’s problems.” The Simpsons. – El Pub Inglese was not my first venture into the alluring world of gastronomy in … Continue reading

May 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Passport Please

Over the years, Ecuador has been a temporary home for many ex-pats and for a few it has become a permanent one. We even had our share of blue blood … Continue reading

May 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Looking For Joe Sheldon

Joe Sheldon and I had been good friends since we first met in The Wildcatter Club in the early seventies.  A former US marine and a Clint Eastwood look-alike; with … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · 3 Comments
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