Holidays

Very personal travel diaries of our various family holidays around the world, either as a complete family or in smaller groups.
Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.
Mark Twain

1989 Holland

1990 Gothenburg

1991 New York

1991 New Orleans

1992 Moscow

1992 St Petersburg

1993 Ireland

1994 Houston

1994 Desert Adventures

1995 Asian Adventures

1996 Singapore

1999 Matterhorn

1999 Porto and Lisbon

On Honeymoon

2001 Madeira

2001 Prague

Road Trip! Road Trip!

Greek Odyssey

2003 Paris

2005 Whistler

2006 Les Arcs

La Rochelle 2009

Marrakech Express

St Malo 2010

2013 Berlin Marathon

Europe's Low Points

Munich Giga Event

Algarve 2015

2016 Valenciennes

2016 Chamonix

2017 Saint Omer

2017 Catalonia

2018 Dunkirk

2018 Italian Job

French Connection

Denmark 2024

Denmark 2024

Denmark 2024 – A week of intensive geocaching in and around Denmark’s capital city, with a bit of Sweden thrown in for good measure

Moffat 2024

Moffat 2024

Moffat 2024 – A six-day weekend at Moffat in the south of Scotland attending the Caledonian Cachefest event

Edinburgh 2024

Edinburgh 2024

Edinburgh 2024 – A long weekend in Edinburgh, exploring a place I’d previously lived but had mainly forgotten.

Lake District 2023

Lake District 2023

Lake District 2023 – Back to the Fells. It’s almost becoming a second home. This time around we had a house in the middle of Ambleside.

Crete 2022

Crete 2022

A whole two weeks of family holiday in Crete. For the first time we’re trying an all-inclusive hotel and not renting a car for the whole time

Lake District 2021

Lake District 2021

Our long-awaited first “proper” holiday since that global pandemic thing started – a week in the Lake District followed by a few days in Newcastle.

French Connection

French Connection

An account of our 16-day family holiday in 2019, in which we travelled to the very bottom of France and back up.

Lads in the Lakes

Lads in the Lakes

Fast cars, big hills, and beer. What could be better? Even the weather was unusually good for November.

The Italian Job

The Italian Job

A highly accelerated version of the “Grand Tour” that Georgian and Victorian gentlemen used to undertake.

GeoNord Dunkirk

GeoNord Dunkirk

Our third GeoNord event in a row. This year’s event was in Dunkirk, which allowed me to revisit some placed I’ve cached before.

Val D’Oise Madness

Val D’Oise Madness

Several days of mad caching just to the north of Paris. A huge power trail of 600 puzzle caches forming a picture of a shield.

Tokyo Marathon

Tokyo Marathon

A long weekend in Japan’s capital while the good lady wife was doing some running jaunt.