Homesick for the 50th Parallel North

Homesick for the 50th Parallel North

I arrived in British Columbia in early autumn after having lived in the tropics and subtropics for a year. I’d left the UK the previous year and sailed south. I’d been to countless Caribbean islands, lived in the mangrove jungles of Panama and sailed across an ocean....
The Best Route Up Pen y Fan

The Best Route Up Pen y Fan

Without much time for flexibility, I decided that the Easter Bank Holiday weekend was the ideal time to climb Pen y Fan for the first time in about seven years. The night before I drove up to Wales, I read news reports that there were two miles of cars parked along...
A Traveller’s Guide to Dawn

A Traveller’s Guide to Dawn

It doesn’t matter where you are, dawn is the same. I know dawn. We go way back. Early dawn My first associations with dawn is that nausea you get when you have to wake up Too Early and drag yourself out of bed. I specifically remember this feeling as a child,...