A Bear in a Boat: RYA Level One beginner’s sailing course

My latest adventure was a RYA Level 1 course – that is, a sailing course for an absolute beginner and this time I really am an absolute beginner. I finished my climbing course on Friday night and first thing on Saturday morning, I was heading down to the harbour. I’ve lived within half an hour’s… More A Bear in a Boat: RYA Level One beginner’s sailing course

Mývatn Nature Baths

It’s lunchtime on my thirtieth birthday and I am scurrying down wet slippery wooden steps in a cloud of sulphur, barefoot and shivering. Today I’m spending the afternoon in the Mývatn Nature Baths. The Nature Baths are the smaller, less famous cousin of the Blue Lagoon in the south west of Iceland, situated an hour… More Mývatn Nature Baths

The Blue Lagoon

If you go to Iceland, you will hear two things about the Blue Lagoon. You will hear it derided as expensive and touristy and you will hear it lauded as amazing. Both of these things are true. Lots of people talk about the Blue Lagoon but this is a post with all the details that… More The Blue Lagoon