You are not a Pewsey until you’ve had your photo taken
For generations of Pewsey’s, it was a right of passage to have your photo taken outside Pewsey Post Office in Wiltshire.
My mum outside Pewsey Post Office in the 1960s
According to Wikipedia, “Pewsey is a large village and civil parish at the centre of the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire, about 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Marlborough and 71 miles (114 km) west of London”. It’s a lovely Continue reading
Finding the lost missing injured and vulnerable
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Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton specialise in finding the lost, injured and vulnerable
Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton is a volunteer search and rescue charity, affiliated to Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW), who find the lost, missing injured and vulnerable, not just on Dartmoor but across Devon and to major incidents nationally.
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1204 Miles from Devon, England to Pisa, Italy
For the last few years my pal Dick, myself and a few others have been sharing extended roatrips across Europe on a classic DNEPR Motorbike and sidecar combination.
Our route from Devon to Pisa
The bike is a 1981 DNEPR MT10-36 with 2wd, commonly known as a ‘Cossack’ which includes other bikes such as the Urals.
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New Zealand’s stunning south island
Driving past Lake Pukaki on New Zealand’s South Island, we were greeted with this beautiful scene over Lake Pukaki looking towards Mount Cook, (Auraki) the tallest mountain in the Southern Alps in New Zealand.
The stunning Lake Pukaki in front of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Mount Cook (Auraki)
Absolutely stunning I think you’ll agree. Views like this are very much the norm on New Zealnd’s south island and if this doesn’t encourage you to visit and experience the country yourself, nothing will!
Thanks to Peter Stephens Photography for processing the image for me.
New Zealand’s stunning north island didn’t disappoint
Reflecting on our 2 weeks on the North Island it has been good …… very good. We’ve driven 1870km and seen some fabulous countryside.
The beautiful town of Russell
Russell was probably my favourite place visited.
The Classic Tramp
One key objective of our trip to New Zealand and our visit to the North Island was the ‘classic’ walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. A 12 mile or thereabouts tramp that can be done in a day.
The Tongariro mountain range
The dilemma was the ‘what ifs’. What if the weather was bad, or something happened and we didn’t make the finish in time for a shuttlebus, etc, etc. So, I didn’t book one and decided to leave it to fate when I arrived.
My first visit to Hong Kong
I first visited Hong Kong in 2004 for a short 3 day stop over on the way to Vietnam. I had very fond memories of the place. More lively and less sanitised than Singapore I felt. So when it came to deciding on a stopover on my first trip to New Zealand I decided to return.
I arrived late afternoon into the huge airport, just as the sun was setting, and took the Airport Express rail line into Hong Kong Central. A clean and efficient line and we were into the city in about 30mins.