Weekend in Stonehenge, Bristol, and Bath

Another weekend, another road trip outside of London. This time we headed to Stonehenge, Bristol, Bath and Lacock, all conveniently clustered close to one another 2.5 hours outside of London. Getting out - and back in - of central London was the annoying bit, especially since sitting in start and stop traffic in a manual …

Enjoying London and its surrounds

I've been enjoying life in London and its surrounds, with mini excursions during the week and explorations further afield on the weekends. For most of trips, I've been content to leave my bulky DSLR behind, trusting instead in my much less conspicuous phone camera to capture the memories. The delightful thing about the UK, however, …

Diving with Hammerheads in Yonaguni

It's an exercise of patience, diving for pelagics. We plunged into the blue waters, the shock of the jump quickly replaced with a sense of calm, belying the rolling seas and biting wind above. At first, our eyes see nothing but blue. Suspended in this blue environment, the bubbles from our regulators are the only …

Hiking Warrumbungles National Park

Last weekend, we went camping at Warrumbungle National Park, Australia's first Dark Sky Park. Australia in general already enjoys really low light pollution; even in Sydney, we can see the faint band of the Milky Way with our naked eye. But out there in Warrumbungle, my goodness. We could see, quite clearly, those billion little …