Volcano adventure #2

There’s no doubt that the erupting volcano in Iceland will bring a much needed boost to the country’s economy. Lots of jobs are benefiting – and being created – because of the lava flowing to the east of Grindavik. From the helicopter pilots charging a fortune for a flight over the crater to the restaurantContinue reading “Volcano adventure #2”

Going Underground! Treak Cliff Cavern

Although you might think the best sights to see in the Peak District are the hills, waterfalls and villages that dot many a landscape, the real gems are found beneath the surface – quite literally!   Castleton is a small village close to Kinder Scout and Mam Tor. It’s beyond Hope, as the local jokeContinue reading “Going Underground! Treak Cliff Cavern”

Could you stomach a life afloat?

Some of them were extremely well kept. Shiny coats of paint, solar panels optimistically placed along the roof, neat pots of flowers placed on the deck. It really added to the serenity of the walk alongside the canal. It’s some years since I last walked down a towpath. I used to live in Lancaster andContinue reading “Could you stomach a life afloat?”