• Podcast Episode 8. Slings and Stones May Break My Bones, Spain

    Podcast Episode 8. Slings and Stones May Break My Bones, Spain

    Whilst waiting for favourable winds for our onward journey, I decided to have a look around the Castillo de San Carlos in Palma, Majorca. I was to discover that the holiday playground of Palma was once a place of piracy, plunder and peril…

  • Leaving Spain, Second Attempt

    Leaving Spain, Second Attempt

    Having had my departure from Spain thwarted the previous day, I headed back to Malaga airport for a second attempt.

  • Leaving Spain, first attempt

    Leaving Spain, first attempt

    Just because an airline lets you book a ticket, it doesn’t mean they will let you fly.

  • Storming Montemayor Castle, Spain

    Storming Montemayor Castle, Spain

    I had Montemayor Castle, Spain, all to myself, and although there was no view to be seen, the swirling cloud and misty rain certainly gave the place an emotive ambience.

  • Climbing La Concha, Spain

    Climbing La Concha, Spain

    With views all the way to Africa, I can honestly say that the La Concha climb near Marbella, Spain, is one of the most spectacular hikes I have ever done.

  • Museo Picasso Malaga, Spain

    Museo Picasso Malaga, Spain

    Disclaimer: I am not an art critic, art historian, or particularly knowledgeable art fan. So if you want a scholarly guide to Museo Picasso in Malaga, Spain, you’re in the wrong place. However, if you like art and want to have a look through the gallery with me then hurry up because it’s probably siesta…

  • Hiking the Archduke’s Trail, Spain

    Hiking the Archduke’s Trail, Spain

    The Archduke’s Trail through the Tramuntana Mountains, Mallorca, is a fascinating and spectacular hike.

  • Castillo de San Carlos, Spain

    Castillo de San Carlos, Spain

    Whilst waiting for favourable winds for our onward journey, I decided to have a look around the Castillo de San Carlos in Palma, Majorca. I was to discover that the holiday playground of Palma was once a place of piracy, plunder and peril…

  • Hiking the Dry Stone Route, Mallorca, Spain

    Hiking the Dry Stone Route, Mallorca, Spain

    In the olden days, olden day Mallorcans built a network of cobbled pathways that linked remote communities in the rugged Serra de Tramuntana mountains. Today’s Dry Stone Route walk is comprised of 8 main stages and sidetracks, enabling hikers to access some spectacular country.

  • Surfing the Med, Spain

    Surfing the Med, Spain

    The locals at Cala Major Beach, Mallorca, were definitely making the most of their chance to surf the Med on a sunny Saturday, and no doubt many went home after getting their best wave ever.