Category Travel

International Appalachian Trail

In 1997 I spent two months walking on the original Appalachian Trail from its Southern terminus in Georgia to somewhere in Virginia. And then my fellow thru-hiker, my ex-husband, broke a bone in his foot so that put pay to…

Stonehenge 101

This has got to be one of the most iconic sites in the UK. I love seeing this from the A303 on east to west journeys across the UK even if it does mean sitting in the inevitable traffic jam.…

Southend Pier

I was brought up in Southend-on-Sea, that playground for Londoners.  On the seafront there is a beach cafe and takeaway joint called the ‘Three Shells’.  It has a roof made out of big artificial scallop shells.  Yep you’ve guessed it…