The champagne corks were popping as the local entry arrived in Derry in first place on the penultimate leg of the Clipper Round the World race. Local skipper Sean McCarter was in great spirits and pleased to be on dry land after a challenging race. Continue reading They came up the Foyle to some bubbles
Almost two years ago I blogged on the Clipper Round the World race when it visited my home town of Derry. And here we are again in the sunshine ready to welcome the crews back to the North West.
Due to weather conditions the first crews won’t arrive in the city until early on Monday morning. Continue reading A LegenDerry festival for Northern Ireland
It was a crisp Sunday morning at Tongariro National Park. I was up early to catch my transfer bus to the carpark at the start of the one day tramp across the Tongariro Pass.
Before I hopped on the bus I started a conversation with a fellow countryman from Cork. Continue reading Taking on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
In June 2011 I wrote a blog about the different breeds of backpacker. I talked about the flashpacker, backpacker and of course the slackpacker.
Just over 2 years on from this I have noticed a new breed of backpacker. I’ve called this type the lackpacker. I’m here in New Zealand myself, not as a backpacker this time. I am here hoping that I can settle here for good when I find a job. But more on that in another post. Continue reading New Zealand: Backpacker be warned, the lackpacker is here
So it’s time to go back to Bucharest and I’m really hoping that it’s going to be a nice bus like the one on the way up here. I get up at 8am and discover that the guy on reception isn’t around so I won’t be getting the 9am bus. I decide to use the time to go out and take a few photos of the city as it’s a nice sunny morning. Continue reading Romania: Day 3 of 17 Wheels on the bus go up and down