Left work sharpish at 5.30 , quick stop at the flat to chuck a few clothes and toiletries into a bag and then hit the road.
First stop this weekend is Wookey Hole Hotel (£35, 1nght), about 10kms from Cheddar Gorge, for a good night’s sleep. Enjoyable journey, great sunset, slow going past Stonehenge as I’d forgotten it was summer solstice eve, but it’s great to be back on the road again and I have a smile on my face and a sense of freedom. Continue reading Somerset Walking Weekend
Leaving Kanab, the road leads to Parowan Days Inn ($104, 2nghts), via Cedar Breaks National Monument. Continue reading Red Rock Country Road Trip Part 5
Having left Camp Verde, AZ, it’s another 300+mile day on the road to the wonderful Zion National Park, staying in Hurricane, UT, Super 8 ($112, 2nghts). Continue reading Red Rock Country Road Trip Part 4
Having left Moab and stopped by Canyonlands National Park again, I head to Cortez, CO, to visit Mesa Verde National Park staying over at Days Inn ($131, 2nghts). Continue reading Red Rock Country Road Trip Part 3
After leaving the spectacular surroundings of Yellowstone National Park – deffo one of my favourite places on Earth and somewhere I hope to return – I hit the road again and it leads south, towards different stunning scenery, dominated by the sculpted sandstone of Red Rock Country. Continue reading Red Rock Country Road Trip Part 1
A great nights sleep in the Old Faithful Snow Lodge and I’m up before the sun to see if I can catch an eruption of Old Faithful at sunrise. It’s pretty deserted, I pass a jogger as I’m wandering out but I’m surprised how few people there are around as I walk around the boardwalk areas. Continue reading Yellowstone National Park Road Trip Part 6
I drop the key into the box as I check out early from the cabin and get on the road towards Lamar Valley before sunrise, (I stop to view a bull elk bugling) with the hope of spotting some wolves. There were no wolves in Yellowstone National Park in 1994, they were reintroduced in 1995-96 and at the end of 2012, at least 83 wolves in 10 packs (6 breeding pairs) occupied YNP. Continue reading Yellowstone National Park Road Trip Part 5