Laguna Beach

The wedding in Vancouver was at a perfect time, as I’d planned to accompany Damien on a road trip starting in Las Vegas two and a half weeks later.  I took advantage of being on the west coast of Canada to fly down to Los Angeles to spend the middle 4 days with another friend … More Laguna Beach

Vancouver Part 2

After a great break on Vancouver island it was time to get back to the city.  Dani and I had another beautiful apartment in a slightly different location, but still in downtown Vancouver and within easy reach of plenty of places to eat and drink. One day we went for a hike on some beautiful … More Vancouver Part 2

Vancouver Island

As we had two weeks in Vancouver Meghan had recommended that we go to Vancouver Island for a few days, and was able to take some time off work and go with us.  Actually, in reality that meant ‘take us’, because we were headed quite some distance away and wouldn’t have been able to go … More Vancouver Island

Vancouver Part 1.

My trip to Vancouver happened all because I went volunteering in Zambia in 2013.    7 people met at Livingstone airport and 5 of us had travelled on our own, so it was introductions all round.  Two of us were from England, two from Canada, two from Germany, and one from Holland, with only the … More Vancouver Part 1.

Namibia – Etosha.

Etosha was the most northerly stop on our trip before returning back down to Windhoek.  I had pre-booked two early morning drives, and we had a great guide for both.  On the first one we had a happy and informative guy, who immediately ‘got’ what we wanted to do (take the best possible photographs) and … More Namibia – Etosha.

Namibia – Walvis Bay to Spitzkoppe

A different landscape again became apparent as we approached Spitzkoppe.  If you have been to Disneyland and seen the ‘boulders’ they have there on rides such as Thunder Mountain, I’ve now seen the real thing!  Our lodge was brand new this year and consisted of individual semi-permanent buildings set amongst the boulders.  Decorated absolutely beautifully, … More Namibia – Walvis Bay to Spitzkoppe