Category: Islands of the North Atlantic

  • Spot of Aurora photography last night

    Spot of Aurora photography last night

    The forecast was for a clear night and strong-ish aurora activity, so we booked the last couple of seats on an aurora-spotting service that would take us to a good viewing spot away from the lights of the city. Downside of last minute preparations was that the pick-up time was earlier than we had hoped, […]

  • Travel notes

    In no particular order (but perhaps I’ll get around to making them vaguely chronological): The Cathay Pacific lounge at Hong Kong airport has power points, of course, but they’re all English plugs. Australian plugs and European plug converters are no help. On the plus side, they also have USB chargers, and we had sufficient cables […]

  • More or less the end, at Zagreb

    More or less the end, at Zagreb

    I picked up the last rental car in Split, on the morning of the 28th. Of course they didn’t have the model I’d specified. Thought that by “optioning up” to an SUV I would at least have adequate luggage room, but it turns out that the luggage capacity of our Nissan is even less than […]

  • Split


    Went out for coffee around eight. The recommended coffee shop was indeed excellent, and what’s perhaps even better, located so that I had to find my way through the fresh food market stalls to reach him. The whole eastern side of old Split is given over to ancient stone-tables of market stalls, and every one […]

  • Korčula road trip and ferry to Split

    Korčula road trip and ferry to Split

    Picked up the hire car near the ferry terminal, where we planned to drop it off, but where there wasn’t a good place to stop, apparently. So the hire man whisked me away to the roof-top carpark of the local supermarket where we discovered that the fire (or something) seemed to have knocked out the […]

  • Korčula old town and bush-fires

    Korčula old town and bush-fires

    The morning of the 25th was clear but still quite windy, and a little cool with it. When I first looked out, I could see smoke rising from the hills across the channel, which the maps suggest was probably near the town of Orebić. By mid morning it was clear that there were forrest fires […]

  • Another day in Dubrovnik and a ferry trip

    Another day in Dubrovnik and a ferry trip

    On the 23rd, Cath and I were up and moving early enough to get to the ticket sellers entrance to the wall walk (southern gate) just after they opened, at 8AM. The idea being to avoid heavy queuing, heavy crowds and as much heat as possible. We weren’t the first, but the plan was broadly […]

  • Dubrovnik


    We got in to Dubrovnik around 6PM last night, after a 6AM start, which was even shakier than usual because I’d managed to food poison myself somehow, and had been up several times at night to make a mess. There are direct flights to Dubrovnik from Copenhagen, but somehow we found that we were routed […]

  • Rolled-up catch-up of Copenhagen, before we go…

    I’m afraid that Copenhagen is going to get short-shrift here: I just don’t seem to have found the time in the evenings to write. Hopefully these notes will help me to remember what my photos mean, when I get to look at them, and I’ll flesh this out as I find time. On our first […]

  • Back in Copenhagen

    There aren’t any photos today because I don’t think that I took any. It’s been an odd sort of travel day. Alarms went off in Reykjavik this morning at 05:00, and we were on the road a bit later than our planned 05:30, but not by too much, and yet that was only just enough […]