The General Sherman and a Black Bear

posted in: Motorcycling, Outdoors, Travel | 8

I can’t stress enough how much we ached after our hike down from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. Honestly the most strenuous hike I’ve ever done, my ankles, knees, calf muscles and thighs were SO stiff the next morning. … Continued

Postcards: Where You’ve Been and What You’ve Seen

posted in: Bucket List, Photography, Travel | 4

One of my favourite features in Lonely Planet magazine is the one that appears right at the start, which includes lots of images taken by readers. Lots of magazines do this – photography magazines, travel magazines, hiking magazines; it’s all about drawing the … Continued

Walking in Sandals. Review: Merrell All Out Blaze Sieve

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As part of the Outdoor Bloggers Weekend earlier this summer, each of the bloggers who attended were gifted a pair of Merrell’s new All Out Blaze Sieve walking sandals to test. It was lovely to have the support of Merrell for … Continued

Inspiration Comes from Living

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My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living. Anais Nin What inspires you? Perhaps it is seeing someone else – someone you love or just someone you’ve ‘met’ on twitter – accomplish something great. … Continued

{ Sunday Soliloquy } From the Top of a Mountain

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[ so·lil·o·quy – the act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers ] Earlier on this week I posted some photographs like this on my various social media accounts with captions along the lines … Continued

Some Goals and Challenges for 2014 – An Update

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Despite 2014 looking like an incredibly busy year, back in February I was inspired by a number of people to make a short list of goals and challenges I would like to achieve in 2014. As we are currently working our way through … Continued