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

Parasailing

Parasailing

What could be better than flying behind a big parachute over the open ocean ?
Or looking for bits of tupperware stuck up the side of a cliff ?
Seville

Seville

Seville is famous for its oranges, although most of them get shipped to Dundee to be turned into marmalade, allegedly.
We didn't see many while we were there anyway.
Silves and Carvoeiro

Silves and Carvoeiro

A day of some historical interest in the Algarve's former capital of Silves, followed by the obligatory beach and ice creams.
Well it was a warm day.
Wotta Lotta Notta Lot

Wotta Lotta Notta Lot

Every holiday we go on results in a blog post entitled "Not a Lot Happened" or something similar. This is that one !
A Disappointing Day

A Disappointing Day

Tavira looked like an interesting day out and was recommended as a full day excursion by our tour company. Hmmm !
It is a pleasant little town, but there's not an awful lot to do there.
Caves, Coves and Caches

Caves, Coves and Caches

A day of surveying the Algarve coast, firstly from a boat, and then from the tops of the cliffs.
Oh yes, it was time to do a bit of geocaching.
Caching on the Beach

Caching on the Beach

A lazy day of booking things up for later in the holiday, followed by a night out in Albufeira Town and a caching event on the beach.
The End of the World

The End of the World

A day trip out to the very south-western tip of Portugal - to Sagres and the lighthouse at the end of the world.
It's a bit like Land's End, only warmer.
Albufeira Marina

Albufeira Marina

A lazy day of settling into our apartment after an extremely long day with a lot of travelling the day before.
It was really very warm, so we decided to max out on the "chillin" front.
Brum Brum Brum

Brum Brum Brum

If you set off for your holiday really, really early in the morning then you get an extra day. This is an especially useful concept if you remember it beforehand, and dress accordingly.
The Algarve

The Algarve

Two weeks of sea, sunshine and general relaxation on the south coast of Portugal.
Rockin’ Remix

Rockin’ Remix

A return to the Rock 'n' Roll Half in Liverpool. This time it was Kas's turn to run it and my turn to look after the kids.

Hadrian’s Wall

Chester Marathon 2014

Chester Marathon 2014

Kas booked herself into the Chester marathon earlier in the year and we decided to all go up.
Severn Bridge Half 2014

Severn Bridge Half 2014

Oooh ! A new running event. I couldn't resist one that started on the Severn Bridge.
A Very Long Journey

A Very Long Journey

If we thought the trip down to Munich took a long time, the trip home made it look like a short hop by comparison. It's fair to say that we underestimated the amount of time it would take.
Munich Old Town

Munich Old Town

The old town of Munich is really quite pretty and is packed with interesting buildings and activities.
We went to quite a few of them. Mainly the ones that sold ice cream, if I'm honest.
Going Giga

Going Giga

A visit to Munich's Olympic Park and Olympic Stadium for the world's first ever Giga caching event. A mixed bag in terms of weather, scenery and caching. Excellent !
All Aboard the Gigabus

All Aboard the Gigabus

Simply Paul had done a mighty fine job of organising a bus tour from Milton Keynes down to the first ever Giga Event in Munich.
Munich Giga Event

Munich Giga Event

A long weekend travelling with Ami by bus to a geocaching giga event in Munich.