Well it happened again, Tasmania has blown my mind with its epicness. Today we went on a hike up to the tarn shelf at Mount Field and did a nice 15+ km circuit from the Lake Dobson car park and pack. I highly recommend doing the circuit anticlockwise as the scenery just keeps getting better … More Mount Field Tarn Shelf walk
First and foremost, a very Merry Christmas to all of you! Hope you’re all having a most wonderful Christmas wherever you are. Christmas Eve for me, has typically involved being in work, oh the joys of retail and hospitality. This year with the new job however I found myself free on the 24th and sure, … More A Cape Hauy Christmas
Back home in Dublin I was very fortunate to live right beside the seaside, my home town of Portmarnock has a gorgeous sandy beach that goes on and on for what seems like an eternity. After living in the landlocked Czech Republic for the past two years, it has been a pleasure to live beside … More South Arm: An oasis beyond the city
Last weekend I took a stroll down the Chrudimka river to find an abandoned bridge, this week it was the Labe’s turn and I was on the hunt for some industrial landscapes, namely the southern edge of the Synthesia facility, famous for producing semtex among numerous other chemical products. I had intended to check out … More A walk down the Labe river in Pardubice
Ah yes, The Sound of Music, for many of us it’s our first introduction to Austria….or your first Arnie movie, depending on your preference. I’d go somewhere in the middle….An Arnie musical James?…..Yes….yes one of those. So Austria then, the second leg of our Austro-German holiday trip in the absolutely delightful town of Pertisau on … More I wonder what grass tastes like: Pertisau, Austria.
It’s a strange place to visit, old Alcatraz. Given what it was, it really shouldn’t be a tourist destination. And yet, millions of people go there every year to ooh and aah at the former homes of murderers, rapists and hardcore criminals. Hell, if you’re “lucky”, you can even have a chat with a former … More Welcome to the Rock
Venice? That’s not in the Czech Republic James. Indeed it is not and my apologies for the detour but I like to post some different travel photos and stories every now and then to mix things up a bit. Back in 2010 Sinéad and I went an unforgettable mini inter-railing trip around the South of … More Magical Venice
Time for a little break from the Czech Republic this time round. Sinéad and I recently had a most delightful trip to the beautiful city of Vancouver in Canada as part of a birthday surprise for her dad. Thankfully the surprise worked out and he was none the wiser until we turned up to say … More An evening in Steveston
As part of our amazing day of adventure recently which included a trip to some underground tunnels as well as a trip to a lovely zoo/safari park we visited the delightful spot of delight that is Kuks. Towards the tail end of the 17th century it was discovered that the waters running through this area had … More Too many Kuks DON’T spoil the broth
Bliss is a word that doesn’t get bandied about often enough. It’s that rare feeling that all life’s woes are gone away and the only thought in your head is happiness. That wonderful feeling was in abundance the other day as we glided down the Elbe River aboard the Arnost cruise ship. We arrived early … More Rolling, Rolling, Rolling on the River.