Meet ‘Brian’

Meet ‘Brian’

“Brian” is our expedition vehicle, the one we travel to many inaccessible places in. As well as being the largest camera bag I have ever seen, it acts as our home and our mountain goat. What we were looking for Our requirements, we thought, were simple: A...
Gubbeen

Gubbeen

A great family of local food makers in West Cork on the Wild Atlantic Way. Meeting Giana We met Giana Ferguson at Skibbereen Farmers’ Market on a Saturday in late October. We chatted over some dim sum served from a market stall, and she told us about the history...
Over the Cols and far away

Over the Cols and far away

Some time ago I went on a trip with my mother, travelling in France to revisit childhood holiday destinations. Mum wanted to see La Rèole and my aged aunt Maggie (related several generations back), thinking (rightly) that this would be the last time we’d...
Mind the tide!

Mind the tide!

The Isle de Noirmoutiers is an island just off the coast of the Vendée in France. Connected by a bridge to the mainland in the 1970s, it maintains a very distinct identity. The best evidence of this may be the roadsigns back towards France which directs you to...