Earlier this week we finished up a long weekend in Cornwall, exploring a few of the cute little towns and ports. For the first few days we were housesitting a young puppy named Letty and spent our days cruising around the villages near our housesit, swimming and walking from Cove to Cove. We really struggled with exploring towns with a 6month old dog in tow, mostly because of the innumerable […]
On Wednesday night we headed to Dartmoor for our first overnight hike of the trip. We had a night free between housesits as we headed south from Hampshire to Cornwall and what better way to fill it in! Dartmoor is one on the UK’s oldest national parks, is covered in free roaming sheep, cattle and ponies but also manages to be an active military training area. All of which I […]
One of my goals for this trip is to get better and record my trips through sketches and paintings. To achieve this I have been starting to practice watercolour painting using some of Rose’s materials she brought with us. It is early days, but we’ll get there I guess.
Hi everyone!For the past week or so we’ve been housesitting two lovely dogs in Hampshire, in a cute little cottage on the edge of the South Downs National Park. It has been pretty relaxing with dog walks and then trips during the day to cool tourist towns. Unfortunately my ankles have been playing up – so definitely going to have to sort that out before we start hiking!In a bit […]
We are officially on our way to the UK!!! We had planned to stop through Sri Lanka to see some friends on our way, but with the current travel status and curfews the friends suggested we’d be better off going somewhere else. So two weeks out we googled direct flights to affordable resorty places and ended up in Koh Samui. The island is very much a resort place, with guest […]
So Rose and I are off in a week’s time on our honeymoon (yep we got married). We are heading to the UK and then some time in America. Not quite sure what our plans will involve yet but I am definitely keen to do the Cape Wrath trail from Fort William, as well as have some adventures elsewhere in the UK. If you have any suggestions of what we […]
Over the June long weekend I went for a leisurely stroll through the Grampians in Victoria with a school mate Josh and his brother. Neither Josh or I had hiked there before, so in the end we picked the hike with the toughest description that formed a loop – and man we picked well! The Major Mitchell Plateau walk climbs from the bottom of a valley up a long but […]