The Wild Nights on the Ocean

I woke up and was on my hands and knees in a split second. The sound of the rain hitting my bedroom window had sparked something. For the briefest of moments, I thought only of reefing the sails.

Except my flat doesn’t have sails. It’s not bobbing about in the middle of the Atlantic and this squall won’t threaten my life.

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Pompeii: Time Travelling in Italy

Pompeii: Time Travelling in Italy

The fallen city in the shadow of the mighty Vesuvius I’ve been told it’s overrated. It’s ‘too touristy’. It’s not as good as people thought. …
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The Truth About Travel: You Have to Make Up Your Own Mind

The Truth About Travel: You Have to Make Up Your Own Mind

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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. …
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Sailing in a Lightning Storm: a little close to the edge

Sailing in a Lightning Storm: a little close to the edge

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 …
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