ADVENTURES & HISTORY
My main loves are the sea and the mountains. I sail, ski, climb, cycle, run, walk, paddle and row whenever I get the chance! I'm also an Ordnance Survey GetOutside Champion and Lowe Alpine Ambassador and I love sharing my favourite beautiful British hills, mountains and coastline with everyone I meet.
If I'm not writing about the outdoors I'm writing about history, mostly naval.
I am currently working on a project about British & French Naval Gunners and regularly give lectures on aspects of naval history.
I am a huge fan of Musto. I’ve worn their kit riding, sailing, walking and even just around the house when doing uni work, because it’s comfy (I’ll add here I mean their tshirts and leggings, not foulies).
They make wonderful clothing and when I was given the opportunity to test out one of their lighter weight sailing jackets, the Sardinia BR1, I accepted willingly.
After 3 days of wonderful cycling and visiting some incredibly historic sites, we had reached our final day in Normandy… June 6th.
The 75th anniversary of D-Day.
After packing the tent up and loading our bikes with panniers again (and suddenly remembering how heavy the bikes would be) we headed down to Pegasus Bridge...
There is nothing worse than getting out of the sea on a cold day. You pop out for a nice, refreshing swim, get out of the water and that air temperature hits you, making you question all of your life choices in a fit of teeth chattering misery.
Thankfully, the wonderful folks at Dryrobe have come up with a solution.
The day after visiting Merville, we woke up to glorious sunshine. Not only was this great because, you know, we had to cycle everywhere but it was also great because it meant the weather was perfect for the Daks over Normandy drop at Sannerville that afternoon.
Winner - Sparpedia Hiking Blogs Award 2019
Winner - GO Outdoors Awards 2018 - Outdoor Blog of the Year
Winner - The Activity People Blogger Awards 2017 - Best Adventure/Outdoor Blog
The Activity People Blogger Awards 2017 - Top 10 Lifestyle Blog