Hello, amn’t I a blast from the past? Hope you are well. Strange that it can be so easy to fall out of a good habit and almost impossible to get back into one. Over the year I have often thought about writing on this blog and sharing some my photos from my less frequent … More Where did 2015 go?
While I have been on many hikes here, I was yet to tackle any of New Zealand’s 9 Great Walks. Cannot imagine I will get through them all on this trip but hopefully will manage a few! The great walks are billed as “premier tracks that pass through some of New Zealand’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. From … More A GREAT walk…….
I’m in Fiordland! Fiordland National Park in the south-western corner of New Zealand was established in 1952 and covers an area of 1,260,740 hectares. Wont be so easy to easy it all! Most of the area is dominated by the Southern Alps, deep lakes, steep valleys and it’s wet – very wet. The official number is … More Doubtful Sound
Time is getting precious as I am leaving Central America this week, but I decided to stay on a little longer in San Marcos. The guys at Love Probiotics were running a 3 day workshop so I signed up. It wasn’t a hard decision to make as the eating and preparing more natural food has caught … More Fermentation anybody?
On any given day there is a course or workshop running here in San Marcos but at the weekend, it was taken to a new level with The Festival of Consciousness. The what? Yes, you read correctly, The Festival of Consciousness. When I got here a few weeks ago I saw the signs around town for the … More Conscious Learning
Acatenango will forever be something I remember, not because it is the third highest volcano in Central America but because it is also the most challenging hike I have done so far, but oh soooo worth it. Reaching 3976m (13,040ft), Acatenango last erupted in 1972 and has been dormant since. It can be climbed as a … More Hiking one volcano to see others
Not sure my bum will ever be the same again There are a few journeys that have left indelible marks on my memory. One was many years ago in Cambodia, driving to the Thai border. We bumped along for hours cramped in a small bus, with numerous punctures and long delays at the sides of … More Take a run and jump she said!
And exhale. Not that I was tightly strung, far from it, but we decided to leave Caye Caulker by boat and sail south over a few days to Placencia in southern Belize. Tough gig. As luck would have it, there was meant to be another 4 people on on the boat but they dropped out, … More Drifting South
I didn’t intend on buying myself a Christmas present this year, but I changed my mind! I was having dinner on my last night in La Ventana and talking to some people at the table when somebody mentioned Whalesharks. My ears pricked up…… I didn’t realise they are in this part of Mexico. How the … More You can only plan for so much!