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What to bring on a hiking trip to Iceland: Hiking and Camping Gear

What to bring for a hiking trip to Iceland

Getting ready for my next big trip: two months in the Arctic! The plan is to head to Iceland in July and hopefully meet up with the Annabel J, a 54 foot Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter, and hopefully, if there’s not too much ice, head to East Greenland. We’ll sail around there and come back to Ireland in September. The only thing is as there is no rendezvous date to meet with the boat (with my sailing gear already onboard) I […]

Get out of your comfort zone! (Or how to be more adventurous)

Get out of your comfort zone! (Or how to be more adventurous)

I am terrified of heights. I always have been and put it down to my Dad walking right up to the edge of the cliff at Dún Aonghasa on the Aran Islands when I was really young. Since then I’ve tried skydiving to get over it but a few jumps in I broke my foot in 7, 9 or more places, partially dislocated it, ripped everything from the knee down and still have problems from it. Haven’t gone since and I […]

What happened your camera? Reducing the risk of camera theft

What happened your camera? Reducing the risk of camera theft

“What happened your camera?” they ask.  Well. Nothing. “It’s been through the wars eh?” Umm. Nope. “It’s a piece of crap through, right?” Ah now! As they wave their Nikon/Canon/Fuji/Whatever-logo around I do wonder… So I got a lovely new camera about 18 months ago before I went to Morocco. It’s a Canon 70D, and reasonably expensive and obviously I didn’t want to hand it over to the first thief I met. I’m not saying that Morocco is full is thieves […]

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