16, 02, 2017
I like snow, I just don’t like snow in the UK. We don’t know how to cope when we get a sprinkling of the white stuff on the ground. Flights get cancelled, people sleep in their cars on the closed motorways, and we leave our pavements to get slushy and slippery. Proper snow needs to be found in countries that can cope with it; that’s one reason why I wanted to visit Iceland this year.
Aside from that, it was also a great place to spend Sean’s 30th birthday, and somewhere to bring in the new year a little differently.
If you’re planning a winter trip to Iceland, the first thing you’re going to want to think about is the very short days. We’re talking 4-5 hours of daylight, and it either looks like it’s dawn or evening even at midday. So you’ll want to have some smart plans up your sleeve to make the most of everything you want to see so you don’t have to do your sightseeing in eternal darkness.
Another consideration is that Iceland is pretty expensive as a tourist. I wrote a post for the icelolly.com blog on how to save money when you visit the country; I’ll pop the link here as soon as it’s live but it should help you to save a bit when it comes to your accommodation and activities.
Here’s how we spent our five nights in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland:Read more »
01, 10, 2016
Looking at this photo of us eating lunch in the sunshine, you’d probably think we were enjoying a walk in perfect weather. Well yes, we were enjoying the sun as we munched through our ham rolls, but we’d started the day in quite different conditions!
We were back on the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath, this time covering the Wiltshire stretch from Pewsey to Bedwyn. The forecast was sketchy, but we decided to risk it anyway. That’s why we met the rain when we got off the train in Pewsey to start our walk…Read more »
19, 09, 2016
I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t enjoy going for a walk. Come rain, sun or snow, I’ve always enjoyed the simplicity of putting one foot in front of the other and covering distances both long and short.
That’s not to say that I haven’t found walking a challenge – I once had a teary moment 24 miles into a two-day 26 mile hike – but it’s always rewarding to overcome the tough times and reap the benefits of a good ol’ ramble.
Over the years I’ve come to realise that there are a lot of reasons I love walking, and I figured I’d share these with you here. I hope you’ll either be inspired to go out walking a little more, or you’ll already understand exactly what I mean…Read more »