Posts Tagged ‘Nature’
Bognor Regis. The name may conjur up images of faded seaside grandeur and have connotations of titter-worthyness, sticks of rock, Butlins holiday camps and end-of-the-pier shows, but let’s face it this place is up there in Britain’s collective consciousness, so if you’ve got a spare sunny day off here in Blighty the surprisingly photogenic seaside town is well worth a visit, as you can see from these images…
A photographic journey around Southwold, one of England’s favourite seaside towns.
For a romantic and cosy rural getaway in a chic all-English, half-timbered setting, The Lazy Cow in Salisbury will make you feel as pampered as that famous massage-treated kobe cattle.
Despite South Africa being full of world class wildlife and impressive Big 5 game, there’s one little animal that really wins your heart against the odds: the dassie. They look like a guinea pig, their name means little badger, and improbably, they are the closest living relative of the elephant, but these funny, furry little creatures pop up all over the place – and they certainly aren’t shy!
When deciding where to stay before flying out of San Jose airport following a trip through Nicaragua and Costa Rica, I considered taking in Costa Rica’s capital city, and like many travellers, I decided that with just an overnight visit I couldn’t do it justice.
Instead I plumped for a relaxing night in the small colonial town of San Ramon, Alajuela, for a more leisurely final night in Central America.
This made for the perfect last stop in Costa Rica; comfort and sustainability are the watchwords at Casa Amanecer and it more than delivers on both counts.
The humble day trip, whether at home or abroad, has untold powers to invigorate and inspire us: it offers us all the joys and refreshment of a new place compacted down into a short time frame, and without any of the stresses and hassles of organising a full blown holiday. In short, the day trip is the travel equivalent of a power nap.
Winchelsea is a tiny but fascinating East Sussex town overlooking a wide stretch of shingle beach, a stone’s throw from its better-known Ancient Town counterpart of Rye. It’s also a town which, some say, inspired the blueprints for the city of New York.
Inhospitable, desolate, wild, windswept: these words come up time and time again when describing Dungeness, and for those seeking a sense of the surreal, there’s no place quite like Kent’s southernmost tip.