Tag: FOREST

ON THE ROAD AGAIN – DAY 198


THE GREEN HILLS OF BUSSACO FOREST Coimbra is nestled in amongst the hills of central Portugal, surrounded by rural hamlets, farms, and national parks. It’s a beautiful part of the country rich with hiking destinations and opportunities to get back to nature. The Portuguese royal family liked it […]

ON THE ROAD AGAIN – DAY 90


A PERFECT SUMMER’S DAY IN LAKELAND Yesterday’s sullen skies turned into rain overnight; the clouds disappeared once they’d dumped their load of water on northern England however. This meant that, whilst we fell asleep to the pitter patter of raindrops, we awoke to brilliant blue skies and glorious […]

ON THE ROAD AGAIN – DAY 31


HIKING THROUGH YAKUSHIMA’S CEDAR FORESTS Yakushima is famous for its lush vegetation, precipitous mountains, waterfalls, temperate rainforests, and ancient cedar trees. Today we got to experience a little of each of these things with a visit to Shiratani Unsuikyo, or “Rain-cloud Valley”.     As glorious as the […]