The most iconic view of Lake Skadar, used in all the tourist info, is not actually of the lake at all! It’s actually of the incredible horseshoe bend in the Rijeka Crnojevića river. I’m on a mission to find it – so back in the car we hop, and the hubby sets off on anotherContinue reading “Horseshoe bend”
We’ve settled into our third stop of the trip, in the lovely Apartments Grand just outside of Sveti Stefan. First on the too do list. A boat trip to the incredible Lake Skadar. Lake Skadar – also called Lake Scutari, Lake Shkodër and Lake Shkodra – lies on the border of Albania and Montenegro, andContinue reading “Stunning Skadar”
We’re heading through some of the most spectacular scenery today as we head to our next thrill seeking appointment. We have to cross the Montenegrin border into Bosnia to get to the start of our of next adventure – rafting on the Tara River. So we have about an hour drive through the beautiful mountainsContinue reading “Stunning scenery”
Placid turquoise water surrounded by dense forest, the Black Lake close to Žabljak is a stunning place to visit. Nestled in Durmitor National Park, the lake is the ideal taste of the park if you don’t have time to explore it more thoroughly. Black Lake (Crno Jezero) is the largest of Durmitor National Park’s glacial lakesContinue reading “Black Lake”
After the vertiginous views from the monastery we’re heading to the lovely little mountain town of Žabljak. Zabljak is the highest urban settlement in the Balkans, located at the altitude of 1456m in the middle of Durmitor National Park. Žabljak is surrounded by 22 mountain peaks over 2200 meters, 18 mountain lakes and the TaraContinue reading “Žabljak”
Madeira is known as a floral heaven due to its unique mild climate and you can’t move for a riotous bounty of colour and fragrance. The national flower of Madeira is the exotic and gorgeous ‘Bird of Paradise’, also called the Crane Flower and Strelitzia. The island is strongly influenced by the Gulf Stream andContinue reading “Floral heaven”
As we cruise back into the port the sun puts on a truly stunning display for our last night in Alicante. It’s been a short, but very sweet, visit and Alicante is well worth more than a fleeting glance. Until next time travel voyeurs! Te veo pronto!
We’re heading back from Murcia by train towards Alicante, and we’ll stop off at Elche briefly. But the scenery from the train is pretty incredible. Brooding hills frame endless swathes of agricultural plans. While this little town reminds me of every Mexican frontier town I have ever seen in films.
As a keen gardener I have wanted to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan for several years now and back in 2021 we finally made it! The gardens have a long and distinguished history with a manor house first being built on the site in the 1200s and acres of formal gardens being laid outContinue reading “Lost gardens of Heligan”
We’re off for a bracing cliff top walk from The Lizard to one of the most famous beaches in Cornwall – Kynance Cove. The Lizard to Kynance Cove Walk is a short 2,5 miles section of the South West Coast Path and can be done in around 50 minutes. The scenery along the way isContinue reading “The lizard walk”