Sundown

The car is parked. In fact I have run out of road! Have arrived at Wharariki Beach on the north-west tip of the South Island. It’s been a while since I have been to the beach. This wasn’t a day for deckchairs and sunloungers though. Although sunny, it’s a little cool so wont be topping up the … More Sundown

Underwater world

I think the world under the surface is special and worth sharing. Over the last few days I have been swimming and snorkeling in many places in and around the Barrier Reef.  Many of which were protected reefs, but even so in places there is visible damage to the corals and only juvenile fish. Didn’t … More Underwater world

Drifting South

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 did it!

I got a little apprehensive thinking about my first refresher dive. But as so often happens, I went out the night before for a quiet bite to eat and it turned into a late night with new friends and the local rum punch so when I woke up and went to the dive shop there … More I did it!

Chilling out in Tulum

Have just spent a great few days in Tulum. Easily a highlight of beachside stops so far.  If you like your beaches without offers of “parasailing Mamm?”  but instead “fresh mango, pineapple or papaya senorita? ” this is the one for you. At times, it almost had that Thai island vibe, but perhaps thats the … More Chilling out in Tulum