It was a perfect winter’s day in the subtropics today, and it called me outside to play. So I did, at White Rock–Spring Mountain Conservation Estate on the outskirts of Ipswich. Even though it’s only 40 minutes’ drive from home, I’d… Continue Reading →
This pretty, half-day hike goes directly from Cusco’s streets into the surrounding hills. It has views over nearby villages, and an altitude gain of only 300 metres, so it’s also great for acclimatisation.
Hail, rain, sleet, a few fleeting snowflakes, wind and sun. Immaculate air. Sheep, stone fences, lines of trees with their naked branches and twigs making fractal patterns against the sky. A great day for a walk in the Peak District…. Continue Reading →