Category Archives: travel

Seven Short Adventures…

I’ve not posted here for a while but things seem to keep getting in the way of writing new material, while the weather and other commitments have meant there haven’t been any recent days or weeks out worthy of talking … Continue reading

Posted in travel, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

An Adventure in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado…

Part 1 – Maroon Lake and Quandary Peak A few years ago I spent some time wandering around the Rocky Mountains of Colorado generally exploring and climbing a few peaks. The picture shows the Maroon Bells from Maroon Lake near … Continue reading

Posted in travel, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Hills, Horses and Sunshine – a Few Thoughts on Summer

As I contemplate the map, looking for inspiration on where to head in the summer, it occurs to me what a big part the summer trips away played in my own childhood. There was little in the way of sitting … Continue reading

Posted in travel, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Jura Mountains of Northern Switzerland – le Chasseron

One of the most enduring memories of childhood holidays to the alpine regions¬† was that wild and relatively unpopulated area of forested, mist shrouded hills that we passed through on leaving the lowlands of France and before sighting the high … Continue reading

Posted in Switzerland, travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

In the Shadow of Mount Cook – a Walk to the Red Tarns

During the summer of 2005 I spent a month journeying around New Zealand – a journey I would repeat tomorrow given the chance – and as the country remains one of my favorite places I’ve visited to date I thought … Continue reading

Posted in New Zealand, outdoors, travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Travels in New Zealand – Mt Ruapehu

During the summer of 2005 I spent a month journeying around New Zealand – a journey I would repeat tomorrow given the chance – and as the country remains one of my favorite places I’ve visited to date I thought … Continue reading

Posted in Hiking, nature, New Zealand, outdoors, travel, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 130 Comments

Walking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge is a walk that I had not previously done – or even attempted – only having climbed the 3 summits separately over about a year. That was until on a recent night out with¬†some mates … Continue reading

Posted in Hiking, outdoors, travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments