Category Archives: Special

Faroe Islands Special: Nólsoy

August 2019 This week is another special post from my holiday in August 2019 to the Faroe Islands. Easily visible from the capital of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn, the island of Nólsoy is only a couple of miles away, separated … Continue reading

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Faroe Islands Special: Klaksvík, Kalsoy and Tórshavn

August 2019 Today, my second full day on the Faroe Islands, I had decided to head to the second largest town of the Faroe Islands, Klaksvik. Here I had a couple of possibilities – a couple of walks that started … Continue reading

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Faroe Islands Special : Mykines

August 2019 My first full day in the Faroe Islands and today I was off to visit the island of Mykines. This is the western most of the Faroe Islands (as this map shows). I was staying in the capital … Continue reading

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Special: To the Faroe Islands

August 2019 In 2018 I went to the Svalbard and visited the most northerly town in the world, Ny Alesund. The year before that I had been to Tromsø in northern Norway and to Iceland the year before that (as … Continue reading

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Special: The most northerly coast (part 5 of 5) – Longyearbyen and home

Last weekend I should have returned from my 2nd planned trip of 2020 to the Scottish coast to continue my coast walk, this time on the coast of Ayrshire. However we are not allowed to go on holiday anymore and … Continue reading

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Special: The most northerly coast (part 4 of 5) – Barentsburg

June 2018 This week I thought I’d revisit a time when we were still allowed to go on holiday and cover day 4 of my trip to Svalbard in June 2018. I was meant to be in Yorkshire walking some … Continue reading

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Special: The Most Northerly Coast (part 3 of 5) – A visit to Ny-Ålesund

June 2018 Given the current situation in the UK (and much of the world) that means my coast walk is currently on hold for the foreseeable future. So I thought this week I’d write up another special post, day 3 … Continue reading

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Special: The most northerly coast (part 2 of 5) – Trollsteinen and Lars Glacier

June 2018 This is the second part of a previous “special” post about a trip I made to Svalbard last year. The first part is here. (It seems to have taken me 6 months to get around to part 2, … Continue reading

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Special: The most northerly coast (part 1 of 5)

June 2018 (My most recent post about the walk from Hartlepool to Easington Colliery, where there were once coal ropeways dumping  mining waste directly in the sea reminded me of somewhere else I’ve seen similar equipment, though no longer operating. … Continue reading

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Special: A walk to Seymour Tower, Jersey

March 2019 A few years ago I walked around the coast of Jersey (you can read about these walks here). However Jersey has a very large tidal range (about 12 metres). This means at very low tides the island more … Continue reading

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