Volcano adventure #3

It was the third and final visit to the volcano in Iceland which proved to be most spectacular. After carefully monitoring the live webcam, we could see that lava was spewing out and so we once again made our way up to the site. I’ve taught volcano geography lessons at secondary schools for twenty yearsContinue reading “Volcano adventure #3”

Volcano Adventure #1

As soon as I saw the volcano erupting in Iceland at the start of the year and people getting a good peek at its incredible lava flows, I was itching to go. Covid-19 had other plans, though, and lockdown meant there was little chance due to restrictions at international borders and the resulting lack ofContinue reading “Volcano Adventure #1”

When there’s no vet on the island…

It seems such a simple and straight thing for those of us living on the mainland. If your dog gets ill, you can take it to the vet to get help, or contact a charity to help out. On an island as small as Eigg, though, there aren’t facilities like a supermarket let alone aContinue reading “When there’s no vet on the island…”

Treasured Islands

When the advance copies of a new publication pop along in the post, the excitement is high as the box gets ripped open. It’s been months since I penned the last words of Treasured Islands and since then the editors and designers have been busy. So much time passes from the end of the writtenContinue reading “Treasured Islands”