As our time on Sicily draws to a close we find we will be leaving with a great sense of dissatisfaction. Why? Well, mainly because we have only scratched a small part of the surface of this varied and complex place. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean; almost 200 times larger than Kalymnos, … Continue reading Climbing in South East Sicily
After 10 days of unpredictable and changeable weather our time in San Vito Lo Capo has come to an end. Despite several days of hanging around waiting for the weather to improve, the time passed very quickly, and I certainly, was not yet ready to move on. We had extended our stay by an extra … Continue reading San Vito to Ragusa, via Selinunte
We were last in Sicily only 10 months ago, but we had such a good time that it was high on our list of places to return to. However, this visit has not had the same idyllic conditions, our first three days were almost non-stop rain, high winds, thunder, and single digit temperatures. It was … Continue reading Climbing in San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily
Our week climbing in Salerno got off to a very poor start (read the first blog here). Day 1 had good climbing, Day 2 had bad climbing, and Day's 3 and 4 were rained off. It is fair to say we were not in the best frame of mind by the end of Day 4. … Continue reading Climbing in Salerno – part 2
Climbing in Salerno has not been the motivating introduction to our trip that we had hoped for. It has been cold, wet, and the crag has spat us off routes that seemed perfectly achievable from the ground. However, there have been some highlights, although these were mostly in the form of some new found 4 … Continue reading Climbing in Salerno – Part 1
A three and half month trip is an awkward length of time for a holiday, especially in terms of the organisation. For short, two week trips, I can book, pack and go in the space of a day. Nothing exceptional needs to be done, pack a bag, grab my passport, turn the heating down. When … Continue reading What else have I forgotten?
After several requests I have finally got around to creating the latest installment in the photo gallery. (Just click on the "Gallery" menu above to access them and others). The new photos supplement my last blog post and contains images from our trip to Fontainebleau. If you have read that blog you will know why … Continue reading Gallery Update
Fontainebleau has become a bit of a favourite destination for us over the last few years, we try and escape at the start of the year while it is still cold here, and is just starting to warm up there. This year was no different, and we went across for a week at the end … Continue reading Fontainebleau, 2018
I can't believe it is only 5 weeks until we are off on our Big Trip! Doing a trip like this is something that Jon and I have talked about for 8 years, but it has always been a bit of a pipe dream. Now suddenly, in the space of a couple of weeks, the … Continue reading Where next?
Fontainebleau is such a fabulous place to go bouldering. There is simply so much choice at every grade, and with a really wide variety of climbing styles. The forest itself is delightful with the boulders sheltered among the trees and in some places in the middle of vast expanses of sand. This video shows a … Continue reading Fontainebleau, France. 2016