A short post today, because I am…..mmmm….. otherwise occupied with a good book! I have spent the last two days reading a book but every so often I peered over the top of it to make sure the world was in order. Am in a small town called Pohara, in Golden Bay. Yesterday it mostly rained all … More Watching the grass grow
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
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
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 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!
Hello from Belize. I am not quite finished with Mexico but I am have left for the time being. We arrived in Caye Caulker a few days ago. It’s a small island off the coast of Belize and I love it! It would be hard not too, no traffic. Choices to get around other than … More Slowing down in colour
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
Thought it might be time for abit of a map to give you a sense of where I am. While I have been having a great time on the beaches and waters of Baja, I know that I have only had a glimpse of what this part of Mexico can offer. I have just finished … More Time to leave the beach
Let me think of one word to describe my days at La Ventana……. blissful! This area is popular with kiteboarders and windsurfers and my original idea when coming here was to try windsurfing. The weather had other plans and there was no good wind so instead, mornings were for yoga and paddleboarding and the afternoons … More The simple life……..