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

Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata

A bit of an adventure exercise involving several zip lines and via ferrata. All four of us had a go.

Let Luz

Let Luz

Luz Saint Sauveur nestles at the base of the Col du Tourmalet, the most famous climb in the Tour de France.

Head for the Hills

Head for the Hills

A morning parkrun followed by breakfast and an unexpectedly slow drive along some French motorways.

Bored? Oh!

Bored? Oh!

A day of driving through France collecting occasional geocaches, ending at a spectacularly pretty chateau.

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.

Derwent Water

Derwent Water

A bit of driving and a bit of walking on the flat. Oh, and some cake. Light relief after the previous day.

Langdale

Langdale

Walking up some big hills on a fantastic day in November. You could see for miles and miles.

Driving Up

Driving Up

Driving the Porsches. Well, not me, obviously. I wouldn’t want to, and the boys won’t let me.