Iceland Day 2021: a joyful brass band, noodles & a reflective harbour

I happened to be in Reykjavík on the 17th of June this year, and thinking about what would be a fun way to spend my day. I had managed not to have to be quarantined thanks to PCR testing, as I am fully vaccinated, but at that time did not have a QR code vaccination … Continue reading Iceland Day 2021: a joyful brass band, noodles & a reflective harbour

Reykjavik on Foot: Sun Voyager to Hallsgrimkirkja to Rainbow Street & Althingi

Good day to you! Yes, it's a video release day, but for those of us who like writing too, it's also a writing day! Sun Voyager Reykjavik is a delight to explore on foot. If you're able, most things are within a 10 minute (max 15 minute) trundle around town. Footpaths are even and stable, … Continue reading Reykjavik on Foot: Sun Voyager to Hallsgrimkirkja to Rainbow Street & Althingi

Secret Castle: Big Wood, Warrenpoint, N Ireland

I have been walking a little-known trail between Newry and Warrenpoint in County Down for the past couple of months. It gets traffic only from hikers, ambitious dog-walkers and mountain and trail bikers making the most of the steep slopes, great trails and slippy downhill tracks. Folly in Big Wood Imagine my shock when out … Continue reading Secret Castle: Big Wood, Warrenpoint, N Ireland

Experiences: Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Be still, my beating heart!  As I sit here writing (having just arrived back in Ireland), my mind turns to the beautiful Kakadu National Park as a cyclone sweeps in to the Northern Territory.  I was so lucky to visit there on a sunny, still day at the heart of what is usually the wet … Continue reading Experiences: Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Experiences: Uluru Desert Awakenings Part 1 (Ayers Rock)

The 'Desert Awakenings' Tour is another Voyages special (Uluru-based, Aboriginal owned and partially operated).  The premise is that you are collected at 5am - I typed that correctly (!) - and shipped out into the desert to watch the sun rise over Uluru, while being served a range of breakfast foods and beverages to while … Continue reading Experiences: Uluru Desert Awakenings Part 1 (Ayers Rock)