Exploring the Night Markets of Bali

After sundown, the space turns into an intoxicating labyrinth sprung up from nowhere, filled with little stalls crammed with rice, noodles and fried everything.

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…

Sailing in a Lightning Storm: a little …

Lightning at sea makes you pray to the gods We’re only two days out from the Bahamas on a month long ocean crossing to Europe, when the lightning starts. It’s midnight…

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.…

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…