A couple of years ago when I was in Iceland, I was driving around Snæfellsnes when I spied an eminently climbable volcano beside the road. I can’t remember why I didn’t stop and climb it there and then but I filed it away under my mental list of things to do next time. This year… More Another Tiny Volcano Adventure: Saxhöll
This month’s photoset is Iceland’s Golden Circle – and because I went there in September, I now have autumn pictures to add to my summer and winter ones. By the way, I had a ridiculously perfect snowy pastel-skied winter day and a perfect blue-sky-and-sunshine summer day, whereas my autumn day was damp and drizzly and… More Photoset: The Golden Circle all year round
I’ve been to Snæfellsnes a few times. I’ve definitely done two tour trips there (a summer one and a winter one) and I’ve definitely driven round it myself at least once before but this summer I came across a little gem I’ve never noticed before. Bjarnarfoss is a waterfall. There are thousands of waterfalls in Iceland… More Bjarnarfoss – the overlooked waterfall
It’s been a really busy few weeks and all my posts are in the wrong order because I haven’t had time to write them! But now things are quieter (Ranger finances tidied up, book published, home for a few weeks etc), I have time to blog again. Today I’m going to have a think about… More The best campsites in Iceland
When I start up the campervan, still on the forecourt of the rental office, two things happen. The van lurches horrifyingly because someone’s left it in gear and an alarm starts beeping because one of the back doors isn’t properly closed after my inspection of its contents. I have a campervan because… well, because it’s… More My campervan was… a van
You may know I’m a Guide & Ranger leader. You may not know I’m a member of the Trefoil Guild. That’s “Guiding for Adults”, although I usually describe it as “Brownies for grown-ups”. The Trefoil have meetings, do what they like and have no unit leader responsibilities. All the fun, none of the hassle. However,… More I finished my Bronze Voyage Award!
I wasn’t going to write this post because I was ashamed of how much stuff I took with me. I’m terrible at packing and I’ve never mastered the art of packing light. But come with me and see how atrocious it was. This is the bag I took with me. It’s my favourite Mountain Equipment… More Packing for Edinburgh
Although I wrote this more than two weeks ago, today is the day that I’m coming home from my 2017 trip to Edinburgh. And what better August photoset than pictures from my previous trip?
There we are in the blistering heat, a marquee up behind us. It’s taken us three or four attempts to figure out what shape the frame should be but it’s up. There’s me, most experienced camper of the lot and severely emetophobic First Aider. There’s Pixie, inexperienced camper doing her assessed camp for her camp… More Alice in Wonderland camp
This is a subject I’ve wanted to talk about for a while because as divides between fundamentally similar people go, this battle blows skiers vs snowboarders out of the water. Go and take a look at this link here. Go on. This is epitome of travellers vs tourists and shows very clearly that the artist… More Travellers vs tourists