Drie Gebroeders (Three Brothers) is a common name for a Dutch vessel, often the result of several brothers co-owning her, or as in the case of my 121-year-old lady, the original skipper having that many sons. A quick look through … Continue reading A girl called Neeltje
Whether you travel from near or far, this peaceful place has so much to offer – heritage, natural and built, is in abundance as well as activities including golf, sailing, fishing, water-sports, walking, cycling, boat trips and diving. Galleries and workshops showcase arts and crafts from talented local artisans. Gourmet chefs tempt you with tasty produce from their doorstep – you certainly won’t go hungry. Continue reading PORTAFERRY – a wild taste of nature, ancient heritage and coastal activities.
As the RAF sought to sink as many of these potential invaders as possible, miraculously she survived, emerging with just the visible scars of cuts and welds made to her bow as proof of her war record. Continue reading Not just a houseboat – the incredible story of a very old Dutch lady.
In today’s shrinking, globalized world it is something almost impossible to avoid, so why not look for the positives? As I face another of my personal re-directions, I take a look at how best to handle it. Continue reading Change – a woman’s prerogative or can it do you good?
I had come here completely ignorant of the country, expecting rugged roads with sparse comforts and danger lurking round every corner. In total contrast, I found warm, welcoming people with a sound sense of humour, great pride in their developing country and so much worth preserving. Continue reading Albania, Days 9 &10 – Kruje, City of Skanderbeg and the Dyvjaka- Karavasta wetland paradise.
The crew of Kingfisher were still digesting breakfast as they left Whitby in the distance, when they picked up an extra member of crew, a little migrant chiffchaff. From Sunderland to Hartlepool, the Durham Coast has emerged from its industrial … Continue reading Day 5. Whitby to Newcastle and a well-earned rest.
It took an unexpected prize holiday in India to give me the shove I needed to take the proverbial plunge. A week of travel blogging left me with the sense, and encouragement of friends, that I should not park my keyboard. So here I am with 30 days of blogging catalogued! Continue reading Five Highs and Lows of Going Freelance: 30 Days Blogging Review
Last night, I was fortunate to catch a glimpse of the April full moon before it disappeared magically, up into a dim bank of dusky cloud and I sensed the turn of the earth and the changing seasons as so many will have done before me. Continue reading Can the Pink Moon change your life?
On the one hand, there is the beauty and magic of the country, the vibrancy of colours, the rich flavours of the food and the historic monuments proclaiming the wonder of the country’s historic past. In stark contrast, however, one cannot escape the wretched sight of the poor, particularly the women and their children, which pervades every journey. Continue reading Women of India