Isle of Skye – The Ridge (Part 3 of 3)

Howling wind. Blinding hail. Shaking legs. Cowering on the precipitous ridge in the Cuillin Hills, five or so feet away from the peak of Sgur na Banachdaich, I burrowed my legs into the scree and refused to move. Mike and Uncle Andy were perched atop the peak with two other climbers, waiting for me to make…

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Isle of Skye – Wet ‘n Wild Camping (Part 1 of 3)

Recently, Mike and I came across a quote from Francis Mallman, an Argentinian chef famous for his Patagonian cuisine and over-the-fire cooking techniques – “I think human beings need contradictions. We need opposites. We need to sleep in a five-star hotel and we need to sleep under a tree. The distance and the difference between those…

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Brecon Beacons Wild Camping – Round Two

Symptoms: Mind craving green and blue Lungs gasping for fresh air Limbs antsy for a challenge Back aching to sleep on the dirt Diagnosis: The Camping Bug It’s official. We’ve caught The Camping Bug. The only way to alleviate the symptoms? Spend more time outside. If you’ve read our blog or you follow me on…

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Napoli Pizza!

Zooming motorcyclists. Loud hand gestures (which doesn’t really make sense until you’ve been to Italy). Towering, ancient architecture. Row upon row of laundry hanging between buildings in every alleyway. And the smell of pizza mixed with the sea. Naples is a city full of sensory triggers – and pizza is the Napoli Sensory Queen. Naples’ Best…

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