…I’ll be ready to fly. This time two weeks I’ll be on the Colorado slopes. This time three weeks, I’ll be in the most stunning Utah landscapes imaginable. With my new wide angle camera lens. Very excited! (Thanks to Mark Stevens on Flickr for the gorgeous image)
It always amazes me how I got to almost 50 dives without ever seeing a single shark. Not even a hint of a fin in the blue distance. Nothing. Never. Even on the liveaboard the day everyone else saw the oceanic whitetip under the boat, my buddy and I were the only two who missed it. I was a bit miffed and frustrated to say the least. So pretty much the second thing that went on my bucket list after the Pyramids, was to see sharks. … More Dive200: #49 – Feeding Sharks
I was fortunate enough to hit a diving milestone on my last dive trip – 200 dives.
I also spent some time recently updating my new electronic dive log with all of my hand written comments from my paper log, which gave me the chance to revisit some of my favourite dives over the past 200 … More Dive200: A look back at my favourite dives
After marrying in Tuscany in 2013, we returned to Italy last year for a road trip around the beautiful Tuscan villages of Assisi, Cortona, Montepulciano, Chianti and (my favourite) Lucca. I could take photos of Tuscany forever!
Although I often post on here about some far flung countries and some fairly out-there experiences, such as swimming with whales, diving with sharks or travelling solo, sometimes the best travel experiences can be found right at home. … More Travelling back to my roots
It’s not often I post photos by themselves, but I stumbled across this one in my library today. It’s a a stunning sun set over London’s St Pancras station I often forget that I live in London, and just what a wonderful city it is.
It’s strange when I look back at all my posts since I started blogging and contemplate the person I was back then, and how much has changed. Girl, Independent was born back in 2011 out of a frustration to get away, at least mentally, from a job I hated and into a world where I … More Girl, on Independence
In an effort to get back into blogging, I recently stumbled upon The Daily Post, and their daily inspiration ideas. Today’s caught my eye – What change, big or small, would you like your blog to make in the world? I love the title – “Be the Change”, as a great and famous Ghandi quote … More Be the Change
In 2014 I realised a dream of sharing the water with the most beautiful marine mammals on earth – Humpback whales. … More Swimming with Humpbacks – the most humbling experience
I’d almost forgot that once a year on the last day of the year, Wordpress sends me a review of what’s gone on in my blog in the last 12 months. I remember being really chuffed last year when it arrived out of the blue and I relived some of my travels from the year, including my Sardine Run adventure and diving with sharks.
This year’s review however, was slightly disappointing. … More 2013 in Review : a great year, but a blog neglected.