Standing on a narrow wooden walkway, inches above a fast-flowing roar of water, my heart was pounding. There were no barriers and no safety rails. A small hand rail ran round some sections of the walkway, but disappeared at various points around the trail. This was Plitvice Lakes. A national park in Croatia, around 3 … Continue reading Plitvice Lakes: Where else can you walk over a waterfall?
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 is not for those who are only half prepared. We prepped *a lot* and we only made it to the subdome. Only is a funny word though. For me, only reaching the subdome isn't a failed attempt. What some would call failed, I call successful (and arguably one of my biggest achievements). Half … Continue reading Half Dome: Vernal Falls
An hour and a half's drive from Manchester led us to Malham, a small village with a huge rock cove and beautiful views. Stocking up on Kendal Mint Cake and Snickers, we set off on the 8km round trip from the village to Malham Cove, stopping at Janet's Foss and Gordale Scar on the way. … Continue reading Clearing Out the Cobwebs At Malham Cove