Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door in Dorset make up just a small area of 95 miles stretch of the Jurassic coastline in the UK. To quote Visit Dorset, The Jurassic coast stretches for 95 miles between Old Harry Rocks at Studland Bay in Dorset to Exmouth in East Devon and is a fantastic place to explore the geological features of this dramatic coastline – England’s … Continue reading Lulworth Cove
I left a very wet and rainy Sussex for my road trip to Dorset, Cornwall and Devon with every intention of heading straight to Lulworth Cove. However, whilst I was driving through the county of Hampshire and never one to shy away from adventure, as soon as I saw a road sign for The New Forest, I got straight on it! After all, isn’t that … Continue reading Kicked by a New Forest Pony!
If there was one thing I learned from my road trip in March, it was that my van desperately needed insulating! I was a fool to sleep in it then, but I needed to visit my dear old mum in her care home. First, I brought some insulating board from Wickes which was then cut to size. All I had was a piece of ply … Continue reading Insulating my Campervan.
Taking a road trip on my scooter along South Goa coastal roads. Continue reading My South Goa Road Trip
It was during a layover at Bangulu airport, Bangalore, India, that I encountered the three singing ladies. It was still early in the morning, around breakfast time, and the airport was quiet. I was sat in Cafe Coffee Day and because I had hours before I had to check in for my connecting flight to Dubai, I still had my main rucksack with me. I … Continue reading The Three Singing Ladies!
Last August, in Goa during the rainy season, whilst I was driving along one of the back roads in Benaulim and marvelling at the electric green foliage everywhere, I saw a puppy at the side of the road. He was all alone and he clearly had the signs of the onset of mange. He just stood there, so tiny and stared at me with huge, … Continue reading Puppy Rescue in Goa
When I came to Goa with my children, around ten years ago now, we all fell hopelessly in love with all the stray dogs. We felt desperately sad about their predicaments and our hearts would break to see their forlorn faces, their big, sad eyes staring back at us from mangey, flea-ridden faces. Alone and unloved, they would wander the streets and beaches, searching for … Continue reading Goa Animal Welfare Trust GAWT
“A massive marble structure, without weight, as if formed of ether, perfectly rational and at the same time entirely decorative, it is perhaps the greatest art work which the forming spirit of mankind has ever brought forth.” Count Hermann Keyserling, German Philosopher There is barely a year I can remember when I haven’t gazed wistfully and longingly at photographs of the greatest monument on earth; … Continue reading The Taj Mahal
Stares. They’re going to happen. In my experience, whether you’re travelling with a guy or completely solo, men, women and children are going to stare at you. Obviously, where men are concerned, the stares happen less if you’re with a guy but still….what to do about it? India . Incredible India The land of stares. Curious stares. ‘I’m gonna look away from you as soon … Continue reading How to Deal With The Indian ‘STARES’
I needed to get to Delhi from Goa for my onward trip further North to Rishidwar for my stay in Aurovalley Ashram and I decided to take the train to get there! Yeah, I could’ve caught a flight, but where’s the fun in that? I was full of mixed emotions when I made the decision to leave Goa. I was very reluctant to leave the … Continue reading Solo Female Train Travel in India: My 40 Hour Journey From Goa to Delhi #1