It was my birthday the other week. It’s been such a strange year for us all, but I had hoped, some might say naively, that come November I might end up with quite a normal birthday, (especially for me since a normal birthday is just going out for the day with my husband and eatingContinue reading “Forty things before 40, (I do love a list!)”
A few people have asked me how my walk is coming on, so here’s a little update, it’s on pause. I had a great time on my first leg from St Germans to Fowey, but I have found that the pandemic really has had a knock on effect to the experience I wanted, and whichContinue reading “My Cornish Camino- paused”
I understand this may not be a problem that everyone is experiencing right now, but for me, it’s very real. As a nurse I’ve worked all through the pandemic, so with 2 weeks annual leave booked for my birthday, I had been busy planning all sorts of adventures. We were going to take our camperContinue reading “5 things to do when you love going on adventures, but you’re just not in the mood”
When I first moved to Plymouth over 5 years ago I spent some time in the old museum. It was ok, interesting to learn about the local history and it had some interesting artefacts. I absolutely love museums as a space to explore on my days off, and was a little disappointed when the museumContinue reading “The Box, Plymouth”
I love adventures. I love reading adventure blogs. I love watching tv shows and films about travelling and expeditions. I follow people on social media that are #LivingTheirBestLives. Image after image of amazing people experiencing things that I can only dream of. ‘I’d love to go on an adventure,’ I say to anyone that willContinue reading “The 6 excuses that stop me from going on adventures (and how I’m going to ignore them)”
I’ve been meaning to go to Haldon Forest Park for a while. When I lived in Exeter I would come here quite a lot for it’s well marked trails. It’s perfect for when you want a long circular walk and don’t want to use your energy reading a map. We are really lucky in theContinue reading “Haldon Forest Park”
Every adventure needs a name, and one of my first ideas was Cornwall to Compostela. I was excited, it seemed to perfectly describe the challenge I was undertaking. I performed a quick google search to check it was available and was surprised to see it belonged to a book published in 1989 entitled In SearchContinue reading “In search of St James: Cornwall to Compostela”
Since coming up with my plan to walk the Cornish Camino two weeks ago, I envisioned a lot of things to have happened between now and then. I imagined my days would be spent training, researching, booking things and learning Spanish. In reality, my first week of training was a disaster due to shift timesContinue reading “The best laid plans…”
Here’s the thing about wild swimming- on the one hand, it absolutely fascinates me, I can think of nothing more free than swimming in the wild, but on the other hand, I can think of nothing more petrifying! I have never been a strong swimmer, neither of my parents enjoy swimming so as children itContinue reading “I tried wild swimming”
On the 16th of September 2014 I boarded a ferry from Portsmouth, UK to Santander in Spain. My intention was to catch a bus to St Jean Pied de Port on the French/ Spain border and then walk 790km on the Way of St James along the Camino Francés, my destination- Santiago de Compostela. OnContinue reading “Why I’m walking My Cornish Camino”
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