Tony Davis is an Emeritus Associate Professor from the Department of Geography, University of Toronto. Although he was labelled a biogeographer, he thinks of himself as an environmental historian. His teaching and research and bonding trips with his sons have taken him all over the globe. By design or accident he has crossed paths with many of his heroes. James Cook is one of those. Since his retirement he has been busy creating lecture series for lifelong learning groups in Toronto, Mississauga, Guelph and Burlington where he now lives.