National Tree Week

Apparently, last week was national tree week - who knew? Mind you, we have all sorts of 'national weeks' ('national talk like a pirate' week is one of my favourites!) so why not one for trees? Skipping through twitter, I found loads of posts on trees and it got me thinking about the most beautiful … Continue reading National Tree Week

Half Dome: Subdome

You can read part one and part two of our trip up half dome here: Part one Part two The Sub-dome was in sight! After a gruelling but beautiful hike past Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls and through Little Yosemite Valley, we reached a sign to say that Half Dome was a mere 2 miles away. … Continue reading Half Dome: Subdome

Half Dome: Nevada Falls and Little Yosemite Valley

You can read part one of our trip up half dome here. The two trails up Half Dome split at the top of Vernal Falls. The Mist trail takes a short detour to the top of Nevada Falls (adding a little distance on to the journey), whereas the John Muir trail is a more direct … Continue reading Half Dome: Nevada Falls and Little Yosemite Valley

Sleeping in the Car: What Adventures Are Made Of

We never arrive at our camping destinations in the daytime. It's become a standing joke now, but sometimes it's not that funny! We were planning to stay at Sweetwater camping ground in California before a longer stay in Wawona, Yosemite. Looking at the sat nav, our drive was estimated at about 6 hours, however we … Continue reading Sleeping in the Car: What Adventures Are Made Of