Butchart Gardens, Victoria Island

It’s been a lovely week staying with friends on Victoria Island, British Columbia. We’ve had relaxing days visiting the various sights the southern island has to offer. Yesterday we went…

The Greater Divide

The Plan Evolves When you’ve spent nearly 2 years cycling through Africa, the 4,400km Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR) doesn’t seem that far. A relatively short cycle through the…

Review: Icebreaker Leggings

  Well, what is there to say about a pair of black leggings? Pretty standard stuff. Black. Leggings. Nuff said? But these are not just any black leggings… these are…

Review: Icebreaker Tech Top

My first impression, before I’d even got the new Icebreaker top out of the cellophane packaging was, ‘Wow! That’s bright!’. I have the cranberry colour top. Pink isn’t usually my…

Biking the South Downs Way

I had no plans for the weekend, but the forecast was for sunny skies. That idyllic English summer day that occurs so rarely! So whatever I chose to do it…

Review: MSR Pocket Rocket

Update This stove has been used extensively over the last eight months on my cycle from Canada to central America. I just wanted to say that this stove has worked…

The Polar Museum

The Polar Museum

The Polar Museum at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge holds a unique collection of artefacts, journals, paintings, photographs, clothing equipment and maps illustrating polar exploration, history and science.…

Books and Films

Over the upcoming weekends I shall be indulging in my less active interests, namely books and film. Books – The Hay Festival Well known in the literary world is the…

Where Next?

What’s Next?

I finally arrived in Cape Town on the 15th March having cycled 24,600 km over 20 months. A week of sight-seeing and relative relaxation later and I boarded a plane…

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