Where did the time go?
It only seems like a month or so since I got back from the Indonesian jungle. But I’ve not posted since I got back, and this place has been bereft of stories and photos since September. Wow. Bad blogger.
… More Plans for 2012: Snow, Sardines and Slightly more blogging.
This week’s postcard comes to you from underwater! Taken this week on Batee Gla (meaning slippery rock) in Pulau Weh, this photo is of two large Moray eels sharing a hiding place, while having a breather in the open current. … More Tuesday Postcard – Week 3 – Moray eels
This week’s postcard comes direct from Gapang Beach in Pulau Weh. … More Tuesday postcard Week 2 – Gapang Beach
Why is it so hard to get hold of Reef-safe sunscreen in the UK? I did some research to find out. … More Reef-Safe Sunscreen – why it’s hard being a responsible diver
It’s 10.30am on a Thursday, I’m in a bikini, and I’m swimming in the bluest, calmest ocean I’ve ever seen. I’m above a shallow coral reef, and the water is so clear I can see the bright golden sand at the bottom, occasionally broken by the shadow of a small school of fish. The sun is already tingling my skin. I’m watching people jump off a boat into the aquamarine water and I’m wondering what I’d possibly be doing at work this week instead. Probably forecasts, or sending out another spreadsheet. But I’m not. I’m swimming in a gorgeous coral bay in the Red Sea, although it could be the Maldives, and I can’t think of any better therapy than this. … More A Whirlwind Romance: Diving the gorgeous Red Sea Wrecks and Reefs
I’ve been packing today. As I fly tomorrow, I’ve left it late as usual, although in my defence, I have been planning for it all week. As always, I created a list on my iPhone (using the Shopshop app, a great little easy todo list app) and adding things to it as they come into my head. As a seive-brain, I find this is a minimal-stress way to prepare myself. Otherwise I’m bound to forget something. … More What’s a girl to pack: My Can’t Travel Without list.
What’s a diving girl to do when she wants to travel and dive, but still wants the freedom of going solo? Liveaboard. Quite simply.
… More Travelling and Diving solo? Why Liveaboards are awesome
I spent a week in Dahab in 2007: my first scary single holiday. The aim of that first solo adventure was to see the pyramids, but I thought I might struggle in Cairo for a full week on my own (in hindsight, I would have been fine, if a little overwhelmed). Having passed my first diving qualification the year before, I thought I’d combine some diving with that first bucket list goal. And the Red Sea’s great for that, I found. … More Dahab: Like Sharm, but no McDonalds…