South Cerney and the Cotswold Water Park, 5 miles (8km)

Still here. Still walking everyday. Did a long one once but have problems with post walk headaches I need to look into, and had to look after sprained ankle (which seems fine at the moment, thankfully). It's now September and life is about to change around here. Two boys away at University will mean a… Continue reading South Cerney and the Cotswold Water Park, 5 miles (8km)

Postcards from Iceland – 14 (last day)

All good things come to an end, and it is with bittersweetness that we arrive at our last hotel on the Blue Lagoon, which doesn't need introduction and it is amazing. That water... is wonderful. Our holiday in Iceland has surpassed my expectations and I want to come back and explore more. Less road tripping… Continue reading Postcards from Iceland – 14 (last day)

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 -12 (museums and a busy road trip West,

After the excitement of the whale encounter we drove further up the coast to the small town of Siglufjördur for the night. Perfect location. Especially the fabulous hot tub by the water... The weather changed over night and a thick layer of mist ad low clouds covered everything... it was quite magical... I sat with… Continue reading Postcards from Iceland -12 (museums and a busy road trip West,

Postcards from Iceland – 11 (whale watching)

Our counter clockwise tour of the country proceeded with another misty drive, North this time... fjord country... low clouds can be pretty though, how crazy is this reflection? We got to the town of Hauganes, just after lunch for our whale watching tour. You can do this from many places, this is the oldest outfit,… Continue reading Postcards from Iceland – 11 (whale watching)

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 – 8 (puffins and old villages)

East Iceland is different. High cliffs, rivers and waterfalls. Coastal villages and scary roads. And puffins, or lundi as they're called in Icelandic. There are quite a few places where they can be seen as the spend the summer here nesting and raising youngs. Our hotel was inland in Egilsstadir, but I really fancy a… Continue reading Postcards from Iceland – 8 (puffins and old villages)

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)