We went to Westray for the puffins. They come to Orkney from May to August each year to breed and nest in crevices in the cliffs. Westray is an hour and a half from the mainland by boat, and so we went for a weekend with bikes and a tent. The best place to see them is Castle O… Read more of "Puffins in Westray"
Our day began with hiring bikes from someone's back garden (no need for a deposit and no, you won't need a lock), then tearing back to the port in Stromness to catch a ferry to the second largest island in Orkney, Hoy. We stood out on the narrow deck watching the birds above us… Read more of "Rackwick Bay and the Old Man Of Hoy"
As we neared the end of our four years of travelling, driving through the Atacama Desert in Chile, we talked about our favourite places. We narrowed our top fives down to top threes, and somewhere we kept coming back to was Orkney. Orkney is an archipelago off the north coast of… Read more of "A month in Orkney"
This time last year we drove around the coast of Scotland on the North Coast 500, along one track roads, Highland cattle lying on the verges, stopping off at empty white sand beaches, camping each night in our small tent. And almost every day we'd exclaim that this had been up… Read more of "Driving around Scotland (video edition)"
I used to think of holidays in the UK as a bit of a second-rate option. Better than nothing, but only if you can't make it somewhere more exciting with better weather. But after two years of travelling and learning about other countries, I'm finally starting to appreciate my own… Read more of "Camping on the north Norfolk coast"
When we were back home this summer, we went on a road trip around the North Norfolk Coast. We camped in the countryside, ate fish and chips and walked along stormy beaches. I'll be writing a full post with all the details next week, but for now here's a taster of what we got up… Read more of "A Norfolk road trip (video edition)"