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Indian Summertime

Autumn in Olatua isn’t so much the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness – it’s more the season of scorching sun, big swells and surf pros slashing across the waves. 120 more words

Surf Mama


I have a second-hand copy of the hardback first edition here (published in 1991) and on the back of the dustcover are the usual adulatory snippets from The Guardian, The TLS, etc. 276 more words

Book Reviews

Camino 2014 - Day 0 - Dublin to St Jean Pied de Port

September 3rd 2014 – Day 0
Dublin to St Jean Pied de Port via Biarritz

I didn’t sleep much that night. Excitement, anticipation, apprehension..you name it…I had it. 833 more words


August in Olatua

‘August is party season. The village is packed, the bars are packed, the wave is packed. Apart from the usual crowd you have to negotiate swimmers, divers harpooning octopus,rubber dinghies and jet-skis.’ 121 more words

Surf Mama

Biarritz Plage

Saturday morning, I went to northern Spain to pick up chorizo and wine from a market. There is a good feeling to be had in markets on weekend mornings. 131 more words