• Photography
  • Dunraven Bay Cliffs

    Dunraven Bay is a huge beach which is hard to access and easy to get stuck on at high tide thanks to the high cliffs which line it. We walked along the cliff tops from Southerndown through the gardens and ruins of Dunraven Castle towards Llantwit. Out of nowhere you drop into a lush green […]

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  • The Scotland Road Trip

    Between Christmas and New Year there is always a great few days when we are off work and I like to make the most of it. Last year we had amazing kitesurf conditions every day. This year I was already in North Yorkshire which is halfway there as far as I am concerned so I […]

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  • Tokyo Diaries Part 2

    Wednesday – time to hit the streets again and get exploring. This time by myself. First up the Imperial Palace East Gardens. I managed to navigate the trains successfully – in itself an achievement. A local sim and google maps is really essential here – there is very little help otherwise. The gardens were nice. […]

  • Bike
  • Biking in the Forest

    Another weekend where the wind disappoints. It has been a while since I had been on a proper mountainbike ride so after a little indecision I cruised up into the Forest of Dean. Pretty much as soon as I pulled into the car park I bumped into Marc and Abi, a couple of local friends […]

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  • Haugh Woods, Herefordshire

    Early morning stroll round Haugh Woods after a botched effort to make it out for sunrise. It was cold but sunny – a good way to start a day. Everything is looking fully autumnal now with lots of leaves on the ground. After 40 minutes my fingers were numb and it was time to head […]

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  • Tallinn, Estonia

    An ancient city on the Baltic coastline may not be everyone’s choice for a short break in November – but it turned out to be a great trip! I thought it would be cold – but it was really cold. Minus four and constant snowfall. Tallinn is used to that kind of weather though and […]