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2015 Articles

  • Brownsea Island - Dorset's Wildlife Haven

    Brownsea Island - Dorset's Wildlife Haven

    I was browsing through my photos when I came across this image and it reminded me of a very special walk on the island of Brownsea in Dorset to watch the red squirrels gathering nuts for the winter. And we did actually see red squirrels busy in the woods that cover a large proportion of the island.

  • Sanremo on the Italian Riviera

    Sanremo on the Italian Riviera

    Before I visited Sanremo (also spelt San Remo) I was unaware that Italy had a Riviera ...

  • Preparing for your Ski Trip

    Preparing for your Ski Trip

    Some exercises you can practise to be physically and MENTALLY prepared for your ski trip...

  • Five New Experiences in Florence

    Five New Experiences in Florence

    Florence is truly a treasure trove of sights to see and things to do and I always leave this beautiful city with a list of things I still have not done...

  • Entering Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate - Unforgettable

    Entering Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate - Unforgettable

    As I entered Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate one sunny afternoon tears sprang to my eyes. These tears had nothing to do with the privations I had endured under canvas on the way there ...

  • Ten out of ten for the Tamassa hotel at Bel Ombre on Mauritius

    Ten out of ten for the Tamassa hotel at Bel Ombre on Mauritius

    As the sun dipped into the sea and the sky turned a fiery red I was both in awe and sad to think that this would be the last sunset I would watch from the beach of the all-inclusive Tamassa resort in Bel Ombre on Mauritius…

  • From Here to There at Twixmas in Italy

    From Here to There at Twixmas in Italy

    I had spent Christmas in the charming town of Dimaro in Trentino and now I was on my way to Tuscany for New Year. The first part of my journey was easy - a coach to Verona ...

  • Chester

    Chester

    “Go ahead, stroke it”. I looked suspiciously at the brick wall beside me and wondered why I would want to touch it. Abbey encouraged me again so I peeled off my glove and ran a tentative finger-tip across the rough surface. But it was not rough it was soft and furry ...

  • A Fruitful Visit to Otavalo in Ecuador

    A Fruitful Visit to Otavalo in Ecuador

    Ecuador Highway 35 between Quito and Otavalo passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in Ecuador. On one side the land drops away into the valley and on the other side peaks of the Andes tower above. Workmen balanced on these heights repairing the ravages of recent landslides and protecting them against future rainy seasons ...

  • Pottering Around Puerto Ayora in the Galapagos Islands

    Pottering Around Puerto Ayora in the Galapagos Islands

    Getting to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz one of the Galapagos Islands was an adventure in itself and more so due to the vagaries of the airline Tame …

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