This is a blog I started in order to write shit down when I travelled so I’d remember it regardless of how many brain calls I systematically replaced with house white wine over the following years. Hopefully it’ll help people plan their trip but it probably won’t because it’s largely a self-indulgent collection of poorly punctuated posts littered with enough unnecessary swear words to make Gordon Ramsey blush. Basically I just like doing cool stuff and looking at pretty shit then telling the Internet about it.
Hadrian’s Wall Path, September 2019. Because for some reason, me and the mrs decided that spending six days hiking from one side of England to the other in the rain would constitute a relaxing holiday.
Listed below in reverse order of visiting, because alphabetical would make life far too easy. Click on it to be taken to the relevant blog posts which will also all be listed in reverse order because that’s pretty much just how blogs work.
The most recent shit I’ve gotten around to posting. It’s in reverse order, because of course it is.
Hadrian’s Wall Path, Days 5 and 6(9/28/2019)-Day 5 : Walwick to Heddon on the Wall : 18.7 miles We woke up to another beautiful morning albeit a cold one. It certainly makes your nipples sit up and take notice when you’re trying to function outdoors at this time of year. We shovelled a Summit to Eat into our chops, had a […]
Hadrian’s Wall Path, Day 4(9/26/2019)-Day 4 : Sheild on the Wall to just before Walwick : 14.9 miles including a stroll around a fort. One of the fun things about sleeping in a tent is that you never really know what the outside is doing because everything sounds like the apocalypse when you’re under canvas. I woke up predictably […]
Hadrian’s Wall Path, Day 3(9/25/2019)-Day 3 : Walton to Shield on the Wall : 17.4 miles, including walking around a fort, going the wrong bloody way, and the ¾ of a mile from the trail to the campsite. Well they do say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day (actually I think it’s just cereal companies […]
Hadrian’s Wall Path, Days 1 and 2(9/24/2019)-I have no idea what satanic hell-beast possessed us to make us think that hiking 84 miles from Bowness-on-Solway to Newcastle-upon-Tyne across the narrowest part of England would be any manner of relaxing, but that’s how we chose to spend a week of annual leave in September as colleagues raised an eyebrow and suggested that […]
Two Nights On Dartmoor(7/3/2019)-Well Dartmoor started off well enough with lovely, defined trails and well placed stiles that were taller than we are. For all intents and purposes, Dartmoor was a fucking doddle, despite the clouds looming closer, the kind of clouds you don’t really want to see when you’re just embarking on a three day hike with […]
A Rainy Day On Gozo(3/16/2019)-We were up at an hour even the ubiquitous sparrows would have raised a sleepy eyebrow at to catch an early ferry over to Gozo with the intention of watching the sunrise from Malta’s smaller sister. Yeah nah so that wasn’t going to happen. As we sat in the small queue of cars to board […]
A Day Of Purposeful Meandering(3/14/2019)-We fully intended to walk every inch of Comino today, the tiny, car-free island between Malta and Gozo, but it seemed the ferries weren’t running, possibly on account of the fact the winds of the other day had started up again. We got to the ferry terminal (the Gozo one is obvious) and were directed […]
Wreck Diving In Malta(3/13/2019)-The diving gods must have been smiling on me when I booked my day of diving a few weeks ago. Yesterday the winds were so bad there would have been no way to safely enter and exit the water but today was beautiful and calm with not a cloud in the sky, though I was […]
More Temples And A Sod Off Great Big Church(3/12/2019)-Today we’d be heading to the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum and we figured we’d get a bus to save us dicking around with parking. As we loitered outside waiting for it to open, periodically wiping the grit from our eyes that the brutal fucking winds sweeping across the island kept depositing in there, Tarrant asked, “What […]
Fishing Boats And Stone Age Temples(3/11/2019)-We chose Malta before we researched it on account of it being really fucking tiny. Seriously, you could stand on one side and spit to the other. I mean, don’t, because that would be gross. But you could. We wanted an entire country that we could potentially see in a week and given that the […]