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And we're off!

So the time of year has come for one of our two yearly birthday trips, usually this trip in March to celebrate my birthday will involve a drive far north of the M25 in search of mountains to climb, trails to ride and paths to walk in generally the worst of the British weather. 232 more words

T4 Camper

Thursday Doors – Crane Doors

It’s tough to schedule a doorscurrsion when you’re on the road 11 out of 18 days, which has been the second half of March for me. 563 more words


A Blanket of Dense Smog

Seoul, South Korea —

dense /dɛns/ — adjective

  • having the component parts closely compacted together; crowded or compact
  • thick; impenetrable
  • intense; extreme

Here’s my entry for… 74 more words


Ortega Mk Personal Submarine

At first glance, the Ortega Mk. 1C Personal Submarine looks as much like a boat as it does a submarine. And with good reason. Its pair of high-powered electric motors are designed to work both over and under the water. 38 more words


Latvia's Oil City Ventspils: A Strange "Success Story"

by Owen Hatherley, VENTSPILS 

Ventspils is popularly imagined to be the best managed city in Latvia. Outside the capital, which does have its concentration of big businesses and tourist draws, this is unusual. 2,556 more words



We had a great time. We really did. We talked and ate and watched stuff on television and Garry discovered the joy of virtual reality. It was terrific. 216 more words