As sunset approached, we grabbed some paddle boards from the beach and headed out in to the bay.
It was exactly the type of place we’d hoped find ourselves. A place we had no need to go to and would likely never visit again, but a place that existed to be found.
It occurred to me lately, after spending a year living in a new city, that I'd become fixated on its current state. Finding my feet within a new culture had required a leap of faith. All of my energy was focused on catching up, and then keeping pace with the whirlwind adventure I'd latched onto. Living... Continue Reading →
1) Be prepared On the morning of my deep dive training it was wonderfully sunny. Cruising out to the dive site I sat on the top deck of our little vessel completely distracted by the scene around me. On the lower deck, other divers scrambled around assembling their equipment. We were advised that we'd be... Continue Reading →
Before heading off on Safari I was constantly asked, "what animals are you looking forward to seeing the most?" My answer was always the same, "everything, anything...all of them!" Not a single animal would disappoint me. I wouldn't turn my nose up at any of them. Being brought up in Wigan my upbringing wasn't filled... Continue Reading →
I've spent the last week re-writing 'War and Peace'. My version detailed a gripping journey through the beautiful Kruger National Park. I described every animal with an artists precision and relived my journey by describing every bump in the road. Re-reading my 'masterpiece', I quickly realised that I'd written a diary entry...and nobody wants to... Continue Reading →
The big five! Not necessarily Africa's biggest animals, nor the rarest or the most ferocious. The term 'Big 5' actually refers to the animals most coveted by 19th century, white, colonial hunters. Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard. They were the most sought after prizes, the trophy kills. They became the most dangerous animals to... Continue Reading →