The holidays were fast drawing to a close, school and September were looming and we still hadn’t arranged any kind of a holiday. Buying a house that (still) needs rewiring and a new boiler whilst living off one income has meant luxuries like holidays have had to take a rain check for the time being. […]Read more "The young man goes up the old man with his old man"
Whilst the light has been long, time has been short. About a month ago there were just hours to make for the national park on the doorstep to run with a light pack till its too dark to carry on, spend the night in a bivi and run back at dawn. I packed light so all […]Read more "Running on the moors and sleeping in a bag"
A few weeks ago I received an unexpected phonecall from my friend/landlady, it was only a five minute conversation but the upshot was that I needed to quickly find a new place for me and the boys (and our cat) to live. This wasn’t great news, over the last eighteen months the house we’d been renting had become […]Read more "A Life Aquatic: Packrafting in Cumbria"
58km walked over five days A plan had started to form almost exactly a year ago, a warm sunny Easter Sunday just before 7am sat on the summit of Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair during a round of the great wilderness of Fisherfield. Looking south to Torridon lay a sprawling sea of jagged summits, all wearing the last of the […]Read more "Plan B: A backpack around the bothies of Attadale"
1. Put the boat on the bike 2. Ride down to the river 3. Unpack the boat 4. Inflate the boat 5. Put the bike on the boat 6. Get in the river 7. Paddle down the riverRead more "Pedalling/Paddling: a short post about a bike and a boat"
Day 4 The rain and wind didn’t let up for a moment during the nights camping on the beach at Corpach Bay, at least a few hours sleep were had and I found comfort in being wrapped up warm and snug protected from outside where the gusts howled in from the sea and nylon took […]Read more "Come Rain, Come Shine: A Backpack round the West Coast of Jura part 2"