Travel Diaries

Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.

Cesare Pavese

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

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.

Long Way Home

Long Way Home

Google said we had 870km of driving in front of us to reach Calais, and then another 180km in England.

Vizille

Vizille

A grand aristocratic country house which has been converted into a museum celebrating the Revolution.

Bastille

Bastille

You can’t beat a fortress on top of a mountain. That’s why they built them there. Grenoble’s one is great.

Grenoble

Grenoble

A relatively short day of driving from the Ardeche up to Grenoble, a city I grew fond of when I was younger.