A Road Trip to the River Fal!

Jo, Sim and their daughter Lotte had been living on board their Inchcape Motor Sailer in South Dock Marina, London, for a year or so when they decided it was time for a change. While they were there we became good friends, with Jo and Lotte often helping helping out in Arthur Beale’s chandlery when […]

South West Coast Path – Combe Martin to Ilfracombe

I have posted this walk upside down and haven’t a clue how to swap it around. It will make more sense if you start on Day One and work your way through chronologically. Sorry about that! 26th January 2016 Day 4 Combe Martin to Ilfracombe This was just a short walk as we needed to get […]

South West Coast Path – Lynmouth to Combe Martin

26th January 2016 Day 3 Lynmouth to Combe Martin We had breakfast at 09:00 which was a bit late. By the time we were on the road it was probably after 10:00. Today the tail end of the great storm that struck the East Coast of America was due to hit Britain. It was raining […]

South West Coast Path Day Two Porlock to Lynton

25th January 2016 Day 2 Porlock to Lynton The walk to Lynton was only a little longer at about 14 miles but don’t forget these are hilly miles. Just outside Porlock you walk through the romantic creations of Lord Lovelace. Strange castilated towers and arches were constructed to emulate the gardens he had seen in […]

South West Coast Path – Minehead to Porlock

24th January 2016 Minehead to Porlock After the Louis Vuitton mast job in Paris and the London Boat Show I needed a bit of a breather and decided to go on a long distance walk. Being mid-January I ruled out anything that could be halted by bad weather and plumped for an old favourite – […]

Walk from Weymouth to Worth Matravers

14th March 2015 Dorset Coast – South West Coast Path The much needed weekend break had arrived and we were on the 18:00 train to Weymouth. As John works with train sets we were treated to first class and the journey was very civilised. Selma greeted us at Weymouth and, despite our large snack en […]

TR2 Theatre Royal Plymouth Workshops

As we were in Plymouth Grit and I thought it would be really nice to visit the TR2 centre which is the impressive workshop base for the Theatre Royal Plymouth. We phoned Julie Perrin who is actually a freelance scenic artist who leases the large paint frame. TR2 was immediately very impressive, new, and on […]