Alentejo

The magical lure of tree-lined avenues

July 25, 2017 Jack 1

In an enchanted forest there are pixie doors in tree trunks; sorcerer’s incantations can be heard in the breeze rustling through leaves, and spindly branches reach out to tap you mischievously on the back as you pass by. […]

Portagem, Marvao, Portugal
Alentejo

A Serendipitous Arrival into Galegos

July 24, 2017 Andy 0

“Excuse me, can you tell me where we can get petrol please?”
“Espanha”.
It’s almost 4pm on a Saturday, we were supposed to be in Galegos an hour ago; we have no petrol, no idea where we are, and the nearest gas station is in Spain… […]

Crete

Exploring Chania on Crete in three acts

July 17, 2017 Jack 0

First sight of the harbour and many memories of good times beside picture postcard Greek harbours are unlocked. Chania’s is particularly spellbinding thanks to the Venetians who built it in the 14th century […]

Naviera Armas ferry, Tenerife to Huelva
Europe

On The Move, All At Sea

June 29, 2017 Andy 0

Lying in my bunk with the sea lashing the porthole, I could feel every wave as the bow rose, paused at the zenith of its height, and then crashed back to the angry sea with a loud boom that sounded like it had split the hull… […]