During our travels we’ve discovered a simple truth, and one we should have been practising for a long time. In the past 10 weeks, we’ve been living in a van. Being ‘mobile’ has been great. When things haven’t gone according to plan, we’ve had the freedom to quickly change our location. But without a ‘home’ […]
As I write this post we are almost 90% of the way through our trip. We are now either nearing completion or running out of time – I’m not sure which one it is at the moment. One thing is for certain, we have seen many beaches, cliff tops and estuaries in search of our […]
“Why is patience so important?” “Because it makes us pay attention.” ― Paulo Coelho It feels like we are now on the home straight for this section of the project. Items are being ticked off. As Belinda excitedly tells me “that’s another beach finished!”, I look at her questioningly, “Really?, surely there’s more to do”. […]
Somehow Belinda can turn the van from storage to bedroom to office. I’m not sure how it works, and it seems, neither do I know where anything is.
We have visited this location in Asturias, northern Spain many times before. The first time we hauled the Phantom along the rocky beach, it ended up not just overcast, but a complete ‘white-out’. We had valuable practice flight but no usable video from the attached GoPro Hero 3+. This morning was different – good light at sunrise and a […]
The weather forecast said “Sun with a few clouds”. Yet outside at 6pm it was almost dark with thunder and lightning. We made tea.
The tide was turning. So I decided to tentatively walk down a makeshift boatslip of eucalyptus and old bits of driftwood, and jumped down onto the sand. I happily clicked away trying to get an interesting swirl in the sea as it reached the beach. I got my feet wet, many times, and also left […]
We took a break from Asturias, in northern Spain to celebrate Belinda’s birthday. We didn’t travel far, just to the neighbouring region of Cantabria. We had a list of 3 beaches to visit. Camping in the van was a challenge, the weather was brutal – cold, rain and strong winds. And it’s supposed to be […]
This morning we escaped the rain – by heading underground! We climbed down to investigate some potential pictures in this cave system on the north spanish coast. We gathered some good ideas but the trip was cut short as both our head torches started to fade. They must have got accidentally switched on in the rucksack overnight. […]
Time to ditch the App? Today we expected the worst but the reality was very different. A rainy afternoon inside or a spot of sunbathing at the beach?