Ithaca – finding our way to the island of the gods.

On my journey through the Ionian I have got a little involved with the Island of Cephalonia for the past couple of weeks. I step now across the narrow channel of sea to its smaller sibling, Ithaca. Here I have made a lot of visits, and had plenty of time to explore almost every inch… Continue reading Ithaca – finding our way to the island of the gods.

Kefalonia – and a dark night on a mountain

In my series of articles about Greece I have been trailing through the Ionian Islands. If you have been following I hope you have enjoyed the journey so far, for now I will continue with the exploration of Cephalonia. As you head down the coast road further, if you are missing out Lixouri and the… Continue reading Kefalonia – and a dark night on a mountain

Mountains and Motivation

There was a time when I would climb a mountain on a whim.  I’m not talking about technical climbing with ropes and equipment.  No what they call scrambling, where you just find your way up even if it means a little free climbing along the way.  I’ve climbed quite a few in my time, Mount… Continue reading Mountains and Motivation

Gunung Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia

Gunung Rinjani was the first mountain I ever climbed.  And probably the hardest, but not for any other reason than it was where I broke my climbing muscles in so to speak.  Once you have climbed one mountain it gets easier.  Well that has been my experience. The mountain is the main feature on the… Continue reading Gunung Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia

Winter in Annapurna (revised) part 4

At night here a new wonder was found.  So far away from electric light, with the air thinner than I had ever experienced before, the night time sky was exposed so exquisitely beautifully.  I had seen the stars, atop mountains in the Greek isles, secluded in the Rajastan desert, but these paled in comparison to… Continue reading Winter in Annapurna (revised) part 4