“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.”
Why did we start a blog?
Perhaps it began with our passion for photography. We take pictures ALL THE TIME and they’ve ended up in dusty albums and in recent years they languish on hard drives, or float in the cloud.
It definitely had to do with our love for travel, for sailing in exotic places, for accumulating memories, for wanting to share our adventures with friends and family.
Then there is our obsession with really great food, experiencing flavours, experimenting on each other, entertaining our friends.🍷
And every now and then there’s a desire to tell an inspirational story or share some views, or just jot down something that will make us smile in the years to come.
We are having an unbelievable amount of fun collecting and curating our experiences! Why not come along for the journey as we explore the abundant flavours that life has to offer?
“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air…”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I read once that what distinguishes the happiest people in the world, is that they spend more time than most appreciating the moments in their lives, savouring their experiences, stretching out their enjoyment through anticipation, sharing and reflection, and being deeply grateful for those moments.
I think that life and its vividness should be swirled slowly around in the mind like a delicious red wine on the palate. Taking pictures and playing with words have always been a creative outlet for me. Blogging was an easy progression.
I’d love you to come along for the ride as we enjoy new experiences, learn interesting things; make and capture our memories.
What is better than traveling the world and eating great food along the way?
Years back, when I toured on my motorbike around South Africa, I always kept a notebook of my experiences. I wish I’d had a blog in those days!
Since our first trip together in 1995 (sailing the Whitsundays in a very small boat ) we’ve had some amazing adventures. We’ve elephant-trekked in Chiang Mai, rounded Cape Horn on a small expedition ship, raced Hobie Cats in the Persian Gulf and whizzed down a slide off the Great Wall of China. We’ve found ourselves caught up in funeral rituals in India, flown around Mt Everest from Nepal, road tripped through Scandinavia, and in one of my braver moments, I sailed from Madagascar to South Africa.
Every journey has two important requirements: sampling pukka local food; and unlimited stopping for photo opportunities. Oh and when we travel in our home country, we usually take the dogs. Sometimes we also take the cats.
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”