Cotswold Way final stretch, Tormarton to Bath, 18 miles (28.8km)

(This walk was done in November 2021) There is something quite exciting in reaching the end of a goal. I really, really wanted to walk the whole of the Cotswold Way before year end and time was running out on me. The weather was turning cold and wet, the days were getting shorter... and I… Continue reading Cotswold Way final stretch, Tormarton to Bath, 18 miles (28.8km)

Postcards from Iceland – 13 (the land of ice and fire)

I've been dying to use that expression and today couldn't be more perfect. First up a trip into a glacier... yes into it. I was sceptical to be honest because the whole idea is a little touristy and cheesy... and it is... BUT it is also quite an educational experience. The guides tell you a… Continue reading Postcards from Iceland – 13 (the land of ice and fire)

Postcards from Iceland – 9 (a canyon, a hot bath and a smelly place)

This morning was mainly about driving from the East of Iceland to the North. Unfortunately the weather was against us - again - and not much of the beautiful country was visible. Low clouds and persistent rain made it moody and atmospheric for sure, but I'm also sure we missed some spectacular stuff. During the… Continue reading Postcards from Iceland – 9 (a canyon, a hot bath and a smelly place)

Postcards from Iceland – 7 (a spot of glacial kayaking and a long drive East)

OMG the sun is out! Quite exhilarating, isn't it? (and a little frustrating because we've become aware of all the amazing sights that had been hidden to us by the storm clouds) First activity of the day was a visit to the glacial lagoon and a little bit of kayaking. (aka more dry-suit shenanigans...) It… Continue reading Postcards from Iceland – 7 (a spot of glacial kayaking and a long drive East)