Friends and I had planned to hike up in the Barrington Tops National Park this summer and maybe fit in a canyon as well. It is a trip we have been claiming we plan to do for years really, ever since a mate moved to Newcastle, but somehow it has never quite happened. This year fires and park closures gave us yet another reason why the trip wouldn’t go. As […]
After our last leg of the CWT (Ullapool to Inchnadamph) we had decided to take a bit of a break. We spent a few weeks hanging out with family. While at Mellon Udrigle on the west coast with a large crew of cousins we spotted a weather window of two dry-ish days so we decided to go for it. We knew there was a bus from Durness back to Kinlochbrieve […]
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.