Tagged: wildlife

The Magical Moment I Saw A Bear In Finland

The Magical Moment I Saw A Bear in Finland

“Bear!” Chris whispered. I couldn’t see it a first, then a snout peeked from behind a tree, followed by the furry bulk of a bear as it emerged from the forest. It took a moment to find the bear through the viewfinder on my camera: I...

Stainforth Foss Salmon

Salmon at Stainforth Foss

Have you ever cheered for a fish?   Every autumn Atlantic Salmon make the epic journey up river to spawn, returning to the place they were born. This would probably go unnoticed by most people if it wasn’t for the waterfalls and weirs that stand...


Five Beautiful Places in Dumfries and Galloway

Five Beautiful Places in Dumfries and Galloway Here are five absolutely gorgeous places you can visit in southern Scotland! It’s perfect for a little road trip or a weekend away. 1. Caerlaverock Wetland Centre The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Caerlaverock is a truly spectacular place...

Postcards from Southern Shetland

Postcards from Southern Shetland

Postcards from Southern Shetland, We rolled off the overnight ferry from Aberdeen to be greeted by an overcast morning in Lerwick. From the deck of the ship I’d stood for a moment, shivering, taking in the view as the ferry slowly made its way up...

Kinabatangan River, Borneo

The Kinabatangan River

Kinabatangan River The Kinabatangan River is actually a forested floodplain, an area on the north-eastern coast of Malaysian Borneo that has been set aside as a wildlife sanctuary. Much of the surrounding land is endless palm plantations making this a vitally important haven for Borneo’s wildlife....

Bako National Park

A Day Trip To Bako National Park

Bako National Park Bako National Park is the oldest of Sarawak’s national parks, a verdant peninsula of accessible walking trails, beaches and wildlife. The draw is the walking opportunities, which range from easy strolls to more challenging hikes. The park is small but very varied,...

Semenggoh Wildlife Centre

Orang-utans at Semenggoh Wildlife Centre

Kuching, Malaysian Borneo Following on from the previous post, we had been in Kuching for a few days. Now it was time to try to hopefully see orang-utan.  Semenggoh Wildlife Centre The Semenggoh Wildlife Centre has been rescuing orang-utans since the 1970’s, the centre rehabilitates...

khao yai national park

We saw a bear! Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

Khao Yai National Park is Thailand’s oldest. Just a few hours north-east from Bangkok lies a precious area of primary rainforest that is incorporated into the Khao Yai National Park. So precious in fact that UNESCO declared the forest a World Heritage Site in 2005. The...

Battambang | Cambodia-2311

A tuk-tuk tour around the Battambang countryside

There’s more to visiting Battambang than the Bamboo Train and the colonial architecture, hire a tuk-tuk or rent a motorbike and go exploring! We opted for a tuk-tuk and hired it out for the day, our first port of call being the aforementioned bamboo train,...

Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire | Vagabond Baking

Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire, Heavenly Wales

So I’ll pick up from where I left off in the last post, from Tywyn we headed south, towards Aberystwyth. We crossed the Dyfi Estuary and spent the day at Ynys Hir  an RSPB nature reserve. Fans of the BBC’s Springwatch programme will know it....

Earlswood Solihull

Meandering in the Midlands

We have spent a blissful couple of weeks hanging around my childhood haunts this spring.  My brother asked us to house sit for a few days while they headed off to France so that became our base. Our summer calendar is quickly filling up with...

Scotland, UK, Cairngorms

Hiding Away Up A Scottish Glen

Scotland has many hidden gems, beautiful views and magnificent walks that are less well-known than some of the more celebrated places. We took our little van up into north Angus this week. Just 35 miles from Dundee yet it felt a million miles separated us...

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