A sky filled with vultures and a mystical cave | Spain

I’ve always pictured vultures to be the ones flying circles around me in a dry desert landscape when I’m severely dehydrated and on my last legs. Vultures just look like the bad guy, I can imagine gang members being reincarnated into them but my opinions soon changed when we visited Monfragüe National Park, home to…

Searching for wild wolves in Spain

Spain is one of the best places in Europe to witness wolves in the wild, in fact the Sierra la Culebra region in north west Spain has around 3000 wolves which is more than the US States of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho combined. The area has a 95km mountain chain which is more like rolling,…

Beach hopping, islands and dolphins | Galicia, Spain

We based ourselves near Illa de Arousa, an island connected to the mainland by a two kilometre bridge. It was built in the 80’s so before that inhabitants and visitors could only access the island by boat. We found a great little place to camp which was west facing so we had a fantastic view…

Searching for wild bears in Northern Spain

We’re always drawn to the mountains, it’s our favourite place to be and northern Spain is home to some spectacular ones. The only problem is it’s January and the temperature is preventing us from exploring some of these areas. We can handle the cold weather but Helga our campervan isn’t built for arctic conditions. She…

Giant waterfalls and the Northern Lights | Isle of Arran, Scotland

After spending some time hiking the cloudy mountains we changed tacks and did a bit of relaxing sighting around the Isle of Arran. We started in the south of the island at Kildonan where the houses all looked a bit nondescript but there was one fabulous building, it was a former free church built in…

Hiking diaries from Glen Coe | Scotland

I couldn’t believe the luck we were getting with the weather in Glen Coe, we were supposed to have a relax day after hiking the challenging Aonach Eagach ridge yesterday but the weather was too good so we made an impromptu decision to hike up the popular Buachaille Etive Mor. BUACHAILLE ETIVE MOR | 13km,…

Mystical mareel, seals and barbed wire accidents | Shetland

Well, you’d of thought after two days of tracking orcas we’d be satisfied, but watching them is like a drug, we always want more. No wildlife encounter is the same and there’s something extra special about orcas, maybe because it’s so nice seeing them roaming free in the wild, unlike the ones who were stolen…

A crazy day tracking wild orcas | The Shetland Islands

We were up at 8am, looking for otters along the shoreline when a message popped up on my phone “orcas, close to shore, heading south” They were about 40km south of us and we had to decide if it was worth the drive. That sounds a bit odd, of course it’s worth driving to see…