Category: Travel

Walking Tenerife – Erjos to Masca

Tenerife, yes, it was wonderful to be back in Tenerife, hiking again! My favourite pastime in one of my favourite places to hike. Those that come to this island to drink and sunbathe may only see the sandy fraction of it in the South but those that wander see an island of vast variety, history, nature and culture. It was day one of the Tenerife Walking Festival and my first walk was to be Erjos to Masca, through the eastern Tuno Rural Park, along ridges and to see a beautifully green part of Tenerife. Let’s go! a 10 km...

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Tyne to Tees Walk: Hartlepool Headland to The Tees

It was the last leg today of this wonderful walk. I had walked, as you have seen in previous posts, from the River Tyne and so far to Hartlepool Headland. The landscape would change yet again this day, and so much more to discover! Hartlepool Headland is a place full of varying interests. There is the famous Heugh battery Museum that I shall do a special standalone post on next. The views out to sea and the North Yorkshire coast are immense plus there is the old church to discover and rock pooling heaven for the family. Many of...

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Sailing Down The Coast of Belize

First thing’s first, let me answer the question I’ve been asked repeatedly when chatting to friends and family about my most recent holiday. ‘Where’s Belize?’ ‘It’s in Central America… just below Mexico.’ I can understand the puzzled looks. After all, Belize isn’t your typical holiday destination. There are no direct flights from the UK, so getting there can be a bit tricky. But if you put in the miles (I took a flight from Gatwick to Cancun, then hopped on an overly-air-conditioned night bus from Cancun to Belize City) the rewards are more than worth it. Belize boasts almost...

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Tyne To Tees Walk: Easington Colliery to Beyond Crimdon

It was day three of my walk from the River Tyne to the River Tees. The weather had become greyer than the last couple of days but that wasn’t about to spoil the walk at all, nor was it going to spoil the beauty and views. For the first part of this section I had the pleasure of company from former Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper and his father. Steve’s father was a former worker at Easington Colliery and thus this whole stretch was the scene of Steve’s childhood. Back then when the pits were in full flow this coast...

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Tyne To Tees Walk: From Nose’s Point to Easington Colliery

New sights and new things to discover. After a lunch pause at the cafe in Seaham Marina it was time to get back on the coastal path. I was on the Tyne to Tees Walk and halfway through day two. So many wonderful scenic miles done and many more to go, wonderful. Heading South out of Seaham it really is no time at all before you come to the stunning Nose’s Point. Ahead as you walk up the outcrop comes into view. Hard to believe this was the site of a colliery even as late as 1991 that employed...

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Yosemite, A Dream Realised

Yosemite is a place that I have dreamed of visiting for many years. I finally got the opportunity to pay a very quick visit recently. Only having a couple of free days in San Francisco, I was quick to book a hotel room and rent a car. Unable to get a room in Yosemite National Park, I ended up staying in Oakhurst. A couple of mistakes that I made were not appreciating quite how far away the visitors centre was from my hotel and the second was not realising that I needed snow chains on my car to carry...

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