BLOGGER. ADVENTURE SEEKER. HISTORY LOVER.
I work in shipping, and am indoors most of the day, but I'm always been trying to get outdoors as often as I can.
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 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. Especially naval history, which I've loved since I was 8. I've been on Mastermind, read pretty much every book going, I think and am now studying for my MA.
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.
If you've read my last post, you'll know that things didn't quite go to plan, and it ended with me shoved in the boot of a car with 8 pannier bags heading from Caen to the other end of Normandy.
After a long drive, during which mum commented, "is this how far we're riding back. Are you sure about this distance?", we finally reached our drop off...
The Pont de Normandie.
A year ago I planned a bike ride. I was going to cycle from Sword Beach, in Normandy, where my Grandad landed with the 12th Devonshire Regiment in June 1944. Of course, that's not quite how things happened! No first battle plan survives contact, as they say...
Occupying a commanding position at the northern head of Portsmouth Harbour, and built on the site of an old Roman fort, Portchester Castle was founded in the 11th Century.
From a roman fort to a castle, palace, hunting lodge and prison to a beautiful English Heritage site today, Portchester Castle is well worth a visit
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