Hiking

The goats who stare at men

August 29, 2018 Jack 0

The small unit has been tracking our progress through the ravine for some time, keeping level and matching our pace whilst remaining out of sight. […]

Europe

Up close, Alpersbach in the Black Forest

August 9, 2018 Jack 0

Where and what is Alpersbach? Google defines it as a river in Germany. We know it as an oasis in the depths of a dense forest – a scenic valley in the heart of the Schwarzwald (Black Forest). […]

Europe

Turning Left, A Walk In Palmela, Portugal

June 11, 2018 Andy 0

For months we’ve lived at the end of a dirt track, in this lovely quinta with its enormous iron gates, always turning right beyond them, back along the dusty, rutted track to reach the road. Today we turn left, and I think of Jean Ainslie… […]

Andros

Swan bookends and beer on Andros

May 30, 2018 Jack 0

An easy, early morning stroll beside the beach below Chora took us past a brace of proud swans and a family of geese which stood, alert, like the points of the compass, on the lookout for danger as their not so ugly ducklings foraged among wild flowers. […]

Europe

A Taste of the Camino Santiago

May 9, 2018 Andy 0

We pass the familiar stone waymark post with a yellow shell on a blue background. On top, a pair of walking boots sit, their journey done, their story now woven into the very fabric of the Camino… […]