Hi, it’s Jack Wolfpac, legendary travel writer correspondent at the Greenygrey. Here’s the first episode of the all new XaW Files: Greenygrey’s Rambles 3. We’re receiving more information all the time from the Bering Strait, so please bear with us.
Chapter 1: Russia
Chapter 1, Episode 1: Collie in the Sky over Diomedes
The new Google Maps had three views for my third and final journey: satellite, street view and 3D. As regular readers will know, I am also now 3D; or to be more exact, 2 Gs and a Y. On my first ramble I had been just 2G: Green and Grey. Then, on my second journey we’d been divided into 1G x 2; but by the end of it we’d been joined again, and discovered Y, making me three-dimensional.
You can also star your favourite places on Google Maps now.
This journey was the first time I travelled together to start a ramble. The second one Grey travelled to Oz through space, and Green followed. The first one I just woke up on the edge of Vancouver, so don’t remember any travel until the documented ramble got under way.
I remembered some places as I travelled over North America, but only really got my bearing over the Bering Strait; round about Kodiak Island in Alaska, the first American state I visited after virtually travelling most of Canada. There seemed to be less ice there now: more ni than nice.
I didn’t see any Kodiak bears on Kodiak Island, when I visited on my first ramble, but I saw a lot in the Bering Strait: they seemed to be circling Big and Little Diomede Island. The islands mark the border between Russia and the U.S.A., with the western Big island Russian and the smaller one just to its east American.
A flying collie appeared in the sky above the Diomedes, and led me to Kolyuchinskaya Bay. I shape-shifted into a collie to have a good conversation with the small community of collies there. I told them I’d visited Collie in Oz, and they said they also hoped to one day visit there.
I asked them about Andy Wolfhol, which is of course the main storyline of this ramble. They said an artistic werewolf proclaiming ‘Y: wolf not war’ had passed through not too long ago.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail contained the Knights Who Say Ni.