Issue 118 | Cruisin' the Kimberley
Plus: Diving Japan's Atlantis, robotic spy beaver and more.
In partnership with
This week’s issue is sponsored by Yacht Warriors. Discover your next sailing destination.
Happy Friday! This is Adventure Fix, the #1 email newsletter for channeling your inner travel addict.
Here’s what we've got for you today:
Natural Wonders: Polar stratospheric clouds
Expedition Cruises: Cruising Australia’s iconic Kimberley
Scuba Diving: Exploring Japan’s Yonaguni Monument
Wildlife Experiences: Searching for the rare Sunda clouded leopard
Diving Japan’s Yonaguni Monument
Have you ever heard of Japan’s Atlantis?
The Yonaguni Monument is a rectangular, stacked pyramid-like formation that’s hiding beneath the waves off the coast of Japan’s Ryukyu Islands. Some believe it’s the remains of a long-lost Pacific civilization. Others think the site is a natural formation.
Curious divers can take the plunge and decide for themselves.
Japan’s Mysterious Underwater City (article)
TOGETHER WITH YACHT WARRIORS
Discover your next sailing destination
Do you dream of chartering a sailboat but have no clue where to start?
Here’s a clue - sign up to Yacht Warriors Newsletter. Twice a month they send out fresh ideas for your next yacht charter trip - destination guides, sailing itineraries, planning tips, and more.
Get access to unique and remote anchorages that larger cruise ships or other modes of travel can’t reach. Explore hidden coves, pristine beaches, and idyllic islands away from the crowds.
Adventure cruise in The Kimberly
If you’re looking for a truly Australian adventure, here you have.
The Kimberly is an ancient land that is a panorama of mountains, gorges, caves, rainforests, and waterfalls shaped by geological forces over eons.
Sparsely populated and difficult to get to, the best way to experience this remote region is by a small ship expedition cruise.
You’ll get up close to the area’s most iconic sites, including the thrilling Horizontal Falls, the King George River with its twin waterfalls, and the picturesque Prince Regent River leading to the King Cascade waterfall.
Along the way, immerse yourself in the rich history of the area as you explore Indigenous rock art galleries, discovering the ancient Wandjina and Gwion Gwion art.
Sail to Montgomery Reef, once hailed as the 'Eighth Wonder of the World,' where marine life thrives, including turtles, sea birds, sharks, octopuses, and dugongs.
Polar stratospheric clouds
Here’s one for the nephophiles (lovers of clouds).
The strange clouds in the picture above are polar stratospheric clouds. Spotting them is tricky because they only occur in high latitudes when the conditions are just right.
The rainbow light show in the sky is caused by the way the sunlight interacts with the tiny ice crystals that make up stratospheric clouds. These ice crystals are so small that they can float in the air. When the sunlight shines through these tiny ice crystals, it gets scattered and bent in different ways. This bending of light makes the clouds look iridescent.
TOGETHER WITH MECO
The best app for newsletter reading
Meco is a distraction-free space for reading and discovering newsletters, separate from the inbox. Add your newsletters in seconds and liberate your inbox.
Plus it’s completely free. Try Meco today.
Searching for the rare Sunda clouded leopard
Hiding the dense jungles of Borneo and Sumatra is one of the rarest cats in the world, the Sunda clouded leopard.
Seeing one in the wild is a real challenge. Its sharply defined black clouds on its velvety grey coat camouflage it against the shadows of the jungle. On top of that, you’ll have to go nocturnal to match the leopard’s activity pattern.
With a lot of determination and a bit of luck, you might get a peek at the most exquisitely beautiful wild cats around.
Are you tired of seeing ads? If so, subscribe to Adventure Fix Premium so you can enjoy reading this weekly email with zero ads.
By subscribing now, you can secure the exclusive introductory rate of just $9.99 per year.
Interview: Climbing photographer Drew Smith with Sidetracked Magazine.
Nature: Iceland’s deserts are turning purple - here’s why.
Animals: Robotic spy beaver makes friends with beaver family.
Photography: Shooting the Northern Lights with a phone.
Rewilding: Driven out by decades of conflict, giraffes return to Angola.
Where in the world
Wanna flex your adventure geography skills? Guess where this pic was snapped!
Stumped? No worries. The answer is at the end of this email.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
SHARE ADVENTURE FIX
Have friends who'd love to read Adventure Fix too?
Give them your unique referral link and get our adventure guides when they subscribe.
Your referral count: 0
Or copy and paste this link to others:
We Love To Hear From Our Readers!
We enjoy hearing from other adventure travelers like you. We’re not a traditional magazine where you never get to talk to the editor. We’re different.
Tell us about you. What’s your next trip? What was your favorite one? We can’t wait to hear about your adventures.
Hit reply and tell us your story.
We read and reply to every single email.
-Amanda & Antonio
The team behind Adventure Fix
ANSWER: Senja - Norway