South West Coast Path – Clothing

28th January 2016 As it happened it wasn’t cold despite being January. It was however wet and windy and it was interesting to see whether our clothing was up for it. My Montane jacket made from Event was already leaking during my bike ride to work so I decided to buy a new one. There was a […]

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 – […]

South Downs Way

H 10th and 11th October 2015 Sumara is now ashore and work at Arthur Beale will soon be manic so this weekend was to be the last weekend break before Christmas. We choose the South Downs Way because it is within easy reach of London and seemed strange that we hadn’t walked any of it […]

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 […]

Walking from Dover to Deal

10 miles Sunday 18th August One of the good things about bad sailing weather is that it is often good walking weather. When the forecast appeared rather uncertain for bringing Sumara up the Thames Estuary we decided to go for a walk instead. Poor Sumara hasn’t been used so much this year and I was […]

Dengie Peninsular

John and I set off on the 0855 train from Liverpool Street to Burnham on Crouch and just over an hour later we were tucking into a full breakfast in a little café by the seafront. It is incredible to think that you can walk for 14 miles from here without coming across any houses […]