Eur ’19 | Cote d’Opale and home

The rain of the previous day was nothing but a distant memory when we awoke to another beautiful sunshiny day. Unfortunately, it was home time and this (our final day) needed to end in Calais where we would be hopping on a ferry and sailing back across the Channel. But despite our trip coming to…

Eur ’19 | Arriving in Dunkirk

The van was packed and ready to go and as soon as we finished work we were out of the Lake District and on the M6. We had flexible ferry tickets which gave us a three day window to catch a boat but we wanted to maximise our time away – ergo, not spend an…

Galloway 12/18 | Castles on the Coast

After breakfast we drove towards Ayr and the coast, it was drizzling most of the journey but dried up just as we got out the van. We headed straight down onto Greenan beach, the tide was out and the water had the same pallid grey countenance as the sky which sat featureless above it. The…

Denmark 2 | Møns Klint, Neolithic Tombs and 13th C Frescoes

I awoke to an enticing orange glow from the window, peeking out I noticed it was from the rising sun and this was enough to get me out of bed to go and explore. Just across the road from our little barn conversion, past a small field was the cliff edge overlooking the Baltic Sea….

Scotland 07/18 | Bothy Bound on the Applecross Peninsula

After a night of heavy rain, I actually exclaimed out loud with glee when we awoke to clear blue skies. There were soft clouds rolling in the distance but Raasay was drenched in the bright morning light, illuminating all the details of its coastline. With the door open we packed up slowly, watching the clouds…

Scotland 07/08 |Brochs & Beaches

The rain was hammering lightly on the roof and windows as I came to, it felt delightfully cosy tucked up in the van and I felt like I had had a good night’s sleep. Peering out of the window, the scene was just as grey and shrouded in mist and cloud as it had been…

Scotland 07/18 | Mist & Rain on the Sandaig Islands

It was an early awakening, followed by a wander down to the water while Callum slept on. The tide was almost at the exact same point that we left it the previous evening and you will all be pleased to hear… no stranded jellyfish this time! I positioned myself on the larger rock, which sat…

Scotland 07/18 |Castles in the Sea, Swimming in the Sound

We awoke to a grey morning, the clouds hung low over the peaks and there were a few inversions whisping between the crags. It was fairly dull and there was a lot of moisture hanging in the air so it wasn’t too long before we were heading off for our next destination and the next…

Canoe & Bivvy!

We seem to be in the middle of an endless summer, extremely uncharacteristic of the Lake District we have had continuous sunshine and next to no rainfall. The becks are drying up, not great for those houses plumbed straight from these water sources (and that is a surprising number in a rural area like this),…