Carlisle to Bowness on Solway

Carlisle to Bowness on Solway

The Carlisle to Bowness on Solway part of Hadrian’s Wall Path is the last 13 miles of the path if you are walking it from East to West. You can enjoy long walks along country lanes and through country fields as well as the sights and sounds of nature, the River Eden and the Solway estuary marshes all offering peace and solitude. [Read more…]

Ben Vorlich

Ben Vorlich

Ben Vorlich is one of two Munros, the other being Stuc a’Chroin. They are adjacent to each other and situated in the southern part of the Highlands of Scotland. [Read more…]

London Bus Tour

London Bus Tour

Hey folks, join me today for a London bus tour around all the main sites of the capital city of the UK! Lady Lynne and I were there last weekend on a quick getaway for a change of scenery, some great food and to see a show too. [Read more…]

Beinn Tulaichean

Beinn Tulaichean

The sun shone and the skies were clear for climbing Beinn Tulaichean last Saturday. Superb conditions at last for being able to get out of the city and up into the Scottish Highlands for some climbing and clearing out of all that mind clutter! [Read more…]

African Adventures Pt.4 Zanzibar Spice Tour and Final Days

African Adventures Pt.4 Zanzibar Spice Tour and Final Days

You can’t go to Zanzibar without going on a Zanzibar spice tour like we did during our final days spent on the beautiful island. Spices, in particular cloves, account for nearly half of Zanzibar’s GDP. The island has a number of thriving designated spice plantations definitely worth visiting. Lady Lynne and I were lucky enough to visit here in December as part of our continuing trip of a lifetime. [Read more…]

African Adventures Pt.3 Zanzibar – Wildlife and Sightseeing

African Adventures Pt.3 Zanzibar – Wildlife and Sightseeing

Zanzibar – wildlife and sightseeing was next on our itinerary. Zanzibar island, situated approximately 25 km off the mainland coast of Africa is home to the red colobus monkey as well a thriving spice trade and the world heritage site of Stone Town. Lady Lynne and I were lucky enough to visit here in December as part of our continuing trip of a lifetime. [Read more…]

African Adventures Pt.2 Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

African Adventures Pt.2 Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in south-western Uganda. It’s home to almost half of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population. Lady Lynne and I were lucky enough to visit here in December. As part of a trip of a lifetime. [Read more…]

African Adventures Pt.1 Glasgow to Uganda

African Adventures Pt.1 Glasgow to Uganda

Glasgow to Uganda was the first stage of the recent trip of a lifetime that Lady Lynne and I went on, earlier in December. Our main purpose was to go and see the mountain gorillas of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda and then have some time exploring and relaxing on the beautiful island of Zanzibar. [Read more…]

Ben Cruachan and Oban Weekend

Ben Cruachan and Oban Weekend

A few weekends ago I headed up West to climb Ben Cruachan and visit Oban (the seafood capital of Scotland) with my old pal and school friend Mike. [Read more…]

Autumn weekend in Edinburgh

Autumn weekend in Edinburgh

Hey Folks, I’ve temporarily hung up my chef’s apron, but don’t worry it’s just for this week! So today, I’m sharing with you some pictures and highlights, of an autumn weekend in Edinburgh, last weekend precisely, when Lynne and I were able to get away for a short break. [Read more…]