Scotland’s Slice of the Mediterranean

As part of my Freelance Journalism and Travel Writing course, I’m frequently tasked with writing assignments. I’ll be sharing these on my blog as it would be a shame for these not to be shared! πŸ™‚ The sandy beach stretched out for half a mile in each direction as the waves crashed against the rocky shore. The crystal blue sea shimmered in the glaring sun, … Continue reading Scotland’s Slice of the Mediterranean

One Day Soon – Climbing Mount Kenya

This piece was written as a submission for the Bradt New Travel Writer of the Year competition. I didn’t place anywhere in the competition but I’m very proud of this work. This is a true account of my climb of Mount Kenya in July 2017. The competition theme was: I’d Like To Go Back and since we didn’t manage to summit fully, I know I’d … Continue reading One Day Soon – Climbing Mount Kenya

A Natural Bath in a Hail Storm | Fosslaug, Iceland

The ice was falling hard and fast around us, we had to make a choice; stay here indefinitely, or bolt to the van, half naked. On our second day of driving through the dramatic Icelandic countryside, we’d decided to take ourselves to the Westfjords. The landscape surrounding us was harsh and icy from the intermittent snow showers. We’d done our research and found the infamous … Continue reading A Natural Bath in a Hail Storm | Fosslaug, Iceland