Monday, September 10, 2012


 One of the highlights from a month spent kayaking and holidaying in Croatia has to be the paddle through the Zrmanja Gorges just outside Zadar
It proved to be simply stunning
Our start point was the beautiful town of Novigrad, a small fishing port.
From here, it is a short (4km) paddle across the ‘Novigrad Sea’ to the mouth of the Zrmanja river. Leaving at dawn almost guarantees you mirror calm waters
And the gorge, itself – well, the pictures tell it all

After the town of Obrovac the scenery quietens
We paddled on, finally reaching a waterfall – we camped by the old mill buildings here

A lazy end to the day, swimming below the falls and watching several ‘Dice Snakes’ that shared the waters with us
And arrived back at our campervan the following day, to enjoy another stunning Croatian sunset
There were loads of other ‘Croatian Highlights’, beautiful island camps, crystal clear waters, wonderful old towns, secret tunnels, magnificent forts etc. etc.
Wild camping on the islands did not prove a problem and, while we saw some hideously crowded campsites we managed to avoid these and found some great alternatives
Loads more images here

Friday, July 20, 2012

A little escape from the office

Mid July and summer put in a fleeting appearance. Just enough to grab kayak and hammock and slip away from the office a little early

It is nice to know that you don’t have to venture far for a bit of tranquil hammock swinging
Arne, in Dorset, proved perfect for a mid week sojourn - and I was able to get back to the office by 9am the following morning
A rowdy family of foxes insisted on playing under the hammock for long periods of the night though, so perhaps not quite as peaceful as it could have been
Rumour has it that IT have fixed the issue and good weather might be on the horizon now
Perhaps more ‘Over nighters’ are on the cards 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Back to Gata

Stunning Coastal Biking
After discovering the stunning biking offered by Cabo de Gata Parque Natural last Easter, we just had to return for more this year
El Playazo

Escullos to San Jose

Above Rodalquillar

Las Negras

Old Castles

Old Gold Mines

Salt Lagoons - with Flamingos and Avocets
An advantage of a green Cali for Wild Camping

Monday, March 19, 2012

Dawn Biking

Today’s dawn reminded me of just how lucky I am to have such a stunning playground on my doorstep
This is my regular ‘before work’ bike ride – I am pleased I took the camera. You need to click through