Notes from a Nomad

Remarkable People, Memorable Events and Fascinating Destinations from Around the World.

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45 The Kibungan Circuit (or at least part of it!) – The Cordillera Mountains, Luzon, The Philippines October 24 – 29 2017

For the absence of doubt I am not a fan of hiking in the tropics which will explain why, despite an extensive record of mountain walking in 5 continents over the last three decades,  for all the accumulated years I have spent living in Thailand I have never ventured further than walks along the Pattaya and Jomtien promenades in an effort to maintain my fitness or walks through the rice paddies when staying in Isaan! Continue reading

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44 The Blue Trail at Ilulissat : An Outstanding Day in Greenland – September 22 2017 Ilulissat Greenland

As my wife Sharron enjoys living in our family home in the UK (with frequent visits to see her mother in Canada) and I prefer to spend my time out of Britain, either in warmer climates or the mountains, we usually find ourselves spending between three and six months together and living separate lives for much of each year. Continue reading


43 Images from Greenland and Baffin Island: August 29 – Sept 23 2017

On August 29 2016 my wife Sharron, and myself boarded the MV Ocean Atlantic in the Northern Icelandic port of Akureyri.

We were so impressed by the magnificent scenery we discovered when we visited Greenland for the first time in 2016 (you can see images here and here) that we were both keen to return and visit other parts of Greenland, a country that affords a never ending  procession of spectacular landscapes, and  we subsequently spent 26 days on two back to back expeditions aboard the Ocean Atlantic exploring parts of the eastern and southern coastlines of Greenland in Zodiacs and also undertaking some challenging hikes on the days the conditions allowed us to go ashore. Continue reading


40  A Tale of Three Islands 2: Doom and Gloom on Siquijor – November 10 -14 2016 Siquijor, Visayas, The Philippines


Last November I was travelling from the UK to Australia as our family had decided to spend Christmas with Lisa and James ‘Down Under’ to save Lisa the stress and hassle of organising a trip back to Europe at a time when she could not really afford to disrupt her PhD studies. Continue reading