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!

In my roles as an Ordnance Survey, Lowe Alpine & Water To Go Ambassador, I love sharing my favourite beautiful British hills, mountains and coastline with everyone.

If I'm not writing about the outdoors I'm writing about history, mostly naval. I am currently researching British & French Naval Gunners and regularly give lectures on aspects of naval history.

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RECENT POSTS

A Short Break...

Well, it's been a while and I have somewhat neglected my blog in favour of work and a 20,000 word dissertation on the eighteenth century Royal Navy. Since I last posted we have been in a COVID induced lockdown and life has definitely not slowed...

Harper’s Ferry: Where Nature & History Meet

Before flying home from the US in October, I managed to factor in two days of being a tourist and so a road trip was in order…

First on my list was the beautiful town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, where the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers meet... and yes I sang country roads a lot and yes I sang Shenandoah. This town is a beautiful little piece of history hidden in the mountains, perfect for historian or nature enthusiast alike!

Fort McHenry, Privateers & Black Powder

In October 2019 I was flown out by the US Naval Academy to deliver a lecture on Impressment and The War of 1812 as part of their War of 1812: A Schoolhouse at Sea programme (more on that in this post – here)

As well as being flown out to deliver a lecture for the Midshipmen, I also took part in the more practical parts of the Schoolhouse at Sea and, on a fresh Saturday morning in October, I joined them in a tour of Fort McHenry in Baltimore before a sail to London Town.

Mahan, Ship Models & Impressment in Annapolis

In October 2019 I was flown out by the US Naval Academy to deliver a lecture as part of their War of 1812: A Schoolhouse at Sea programme.

Annapolis is a beautiful town, should you ever have the opportunity to visit. It sits on the mouth of the Severn, on Chesapeake Bay, and is filled with history!

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