My hair was thick black and curly, now it’s grey
My beard was thick and black, now it’s grey
They called me “The Hairy One”, and the name will stay!
Our kids call us hippies. Our friends just accept us as we are. We (that’s my wife and I) are living our lives our way and having as much fun as we can.
Photos, postcards home, blog posts. They are all just moments in time in the journey through life.
Perhaps it’s in Greece, or South Africa or just at home in England.
Maybe it’s Braai time, or prawns in a great restaurant, or coffee at Silverstone.
And always a photo!
Where It Began
South Africa’s Natal Coast was a long drive away, taking in places like the Kruger Park along the way.
You would pay a lot to see them. They were right on our doorstep.
Then we went to the UK and enjoyed London and camping at Land’s End an going to Edinburgh and more.
And then came 2014
A big family wedding and visit to Switzerland.
Fun all the way, starting with Christmas lights and wandering around Camden and London and Oxford.
A summer of coffee, fast cars and music.
A little birthday party in Cork with a trip to Cobh.
And then chilling out on the beach at Zakynthos.
And don’t forget my new hobby – the addictive journey of sourdough baking.
A crazy year of COVID-19 lockdown, working from home and wondering when we can go somewhere interesting.
Probably somewhere between Scarborough and Cape Town, and Brisbane and Montego Bay!
And the Food
Unintentionally, food plays a big part when we travel. We enjoy good food, preferably local. We’re not travelers who seek out the best 5 star restaurants. We love to find the little places where the food is superb and the company great.
Retirement looms, and the 9 to 5 is in the way of our travels. We need to find a way to travel more and still pay our way.
We are both over 50, which I suppose makes us young "Baby Boomer" travelers. Ours is not the peak season, it’s the good months on either side. There are a few cities we’d like to see, but the beach is the first attraction, followed by the countryside.