Bettmeralp 2022

We moved on from Zermatt and with a little research came across the mountain village of Bettmeralp, about an hours drive away. Once we had explored this hidden gem we wished we had discovered it earlier as this place had such stunning hiking opportunities and was much quieter than some of the other places we…

Zermatt, Switzerland 2022

This was to be our first visit to Zermatt so we were intrigued as to what lay ahead.  Some family members have visited here and provided us with lots of positive feedback. Zermatt lies at the foot of the famous Matterhorn and the village itself is lovely and car-free.  It has preserved its original character…

Chamonix, France 2022

Annecy – Chamonix August 2022 Chamonix is a lively resort situated in full view of Mont Blanc.  This is our third time visiting here but we love it so much as there are so many outdoorsy things to do and I love the vibe around the place. When we undertook The Tour du Mont Blanc…

Annecy, France 2022

Troyes to Annecy August 2022 From Troyes our next stop was Annecy.  We visited here back in 2017 only spending a very short period of time in town.  Today we were heading back to fully explore this alpine town as my memories of it were really positive. Annecy is just picture perfect.  It is an…

Troyes, France 2022

Scotland to Calais Calias to Troyes August 2022 And so our road trip begins. We left Scotland on Saturday 6th August to begin our 3 week(ish) road trip in ‘ the van’. This will be our longest time spent travelling in a ‘oner’ so fingers crossed all will go to plan. Our main plan was…

Orkney’s Coastlines

Saturday 2nd Sunday 3rd July 2022 Mainland Orkney Our time in Orkney was almost up but still we had so many places to visit so off we went trying to fit it all in. Firstly we visited the Brough of Deerness a walking route around some craggy coastlines offering beautiful views out over the North…

Twenty Four Hours in Westray

Friday 1st July – Saturday 2nd July 2022 Westray Once on mainland Orkney we decided we would try check out another Island so we settled on Westray, Orkneys most north-westerly Island. Taking an hour and a half on the ferry from Kirkwall, the car and passenger ferry docks at Rapness at the far south of…

Hoy

Wednesday 29th & Friday 1st July 2022 Named ‘high island’ by the Vikings, Hoy certainly lives up to the title and we were hopping over for a stay which took us around 30 minutes by ferry from Orkney Mainland. Orkney’s second largest island rises dramatically from the sea. With almost-mountainous moorland and glacial valleys, it’s…

The Italian Chapel, Orkney

Orkney Tuesday 28th June 2022 I have put The Italian Chapel in as a single post with a small bit about the Churchill Barriers, as I think it deserves it. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. The Italian Chapel was something I have been wanting to see for sometime now.  I saw…

Orkney Mainland

Orkney Monday 27th June 2022 I am loving Orkney already. Field after field after field can be see all around. There is so much farmland with houses dotted here and there. Lots of empty space. Then of course being so close to the sea, its very beautiful. Although one thing is missing for me….trees (and…