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Yoko gets new owners

March 12th, 2008

Before setting-off towards Morocco, we wanted to sell Yoko, our VW camper van, to help us fund the next leg and because, frankly, we had nowhere to keep her! Far better that an old car like her goes on to do another roadtrip than sit to rot on a driveway anyway. For our prospective buyers, […]

Go Karting in Cardiff

December 11th, 2007

Just before jetting off to Ireland for Ben & Aileen’s wedding, Squiffy & I managed to squeeze in a spot of go-karting in Cardiff — thanks to a gift voucher that SQ’s parents had given to us for Christmas last year! (Thanks to SQ’s Mum & Dad.) As we were booked in during a mid-week […]

Wales: A mock Christmas with my family

December 10th, 2007

Immediately after Ben’s stag do in London, I whisked myself off to Wales to spend just two days with my family before heading over to Ireland for Ben’s wedding preparations. I hadn’t seen my family for about five months and it was really great to catch-up with them — including my sister (who is in […]

London: Ben’s stag party

December 7th, 2007

One of my closest friends, Ben, is getting married soon and he’s asked me to be his best man. As a nice send-off out of bachelorhood, I took him and fifteen of his mates around London for a weekend of, well, drinking: I had previously asked Ben what he likes–perhaps paint-balling, rafting, go-karting or other […]

Should we stick to online surfing??

August 29th, 2007

One of the things I’ve been looking forward to on this trip is doing lots of the watersports I love, namely sailing, diving, white water rafting and surfing. Recently I had my first chance to take to the sea for a spot of surfing. As the last time I got on a board was in Jersey […]

Oldest Crabber on the Quay

August 28th, 2007

When we were little, my sister and I would spend many hours happily crab fishing from the pontoons and quay at Dartmouth. Neither of us liked fastening the bait to the line (well, it was cut up fish heads) so my dad would do that bit for us, but after that we would sit and […]

Photo of the Week – 24th August 2007

August 24th, 2007

A couple of pics from daveb’s first (and my refresher) surf lesson in Woolacombe, North Devon. We both loved it but were aching the next day.

Introducing daveb to Dartmouth

August 24th, 2007

After Dartmoor, we drove about 1 1/2 hours South East ish to Dartmouth, where I spent many holidays as a child on our family boat. Here we are lucky enough to be a renting a friend’s holiday flat, so we have a break from camping for a few days. The flat is actually on the […]

Dartmoor: Martian Walk

August 22nd, 2007

Martian, my Cornish buddy from previous travels, arranged a weekend of camping and walking across Dartmoor for the DFL (Down From London) set. Happily, we arrived at the pub campsite fairly early in the evening and pitched our tent before darkness fell. If the truth be told, we weren’t much looking forward to camping again; […]

Lulworth Cove: The Durdle Door

August 16th, 2007

Leaving the YHA Youth Hostel, we headed off towards Lulworth Cove and the Durdle Door on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset. Squiffy sheepishly agreed to shun the safe road route and instead follow the daveb hill-climb route. Great choice, I thought. True, the trodden path disappeared early on and, true, we did walk up a […]