Monthly Archives: January 2011

Redwood adventures in Santa Cruz

We spent a wonderful day today riding the Roaring Railroad to the summit of Bear Mountain and walking around the coastal redwoods.  At over 2000 years old, the circumference and height of the redwoods was truly spectacular. As with everywhere … Continue reading

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Riding Greyhound

In what only can be described as the backpacker dash, Noah and I spectacularly crossed half of San Francisco, befriended a quarter of the passengers on the #30 Muni bus eager to help us find the #5 Transbay bus, and … Continue reading

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Tech headache

It’s three days into our trip and it’s fair to say that there have been a few teething problems. Our tech, designed to make our lives simpler, has been the biggest headache. First, our UK vodafones don’t appear to be … Continue reading

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Our very first day

We’ve landed! After a shaky start, with many tears and doubts, we’re starting to settle into backpacking.  Noah has already surpassed all my expectations and is proving to be a wonderful companion – good-humoured and resourceful. I, on the other … Continue reading

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The time has come

This will be short because I’m not much good at goodbyes. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has provided so much support in getting me to this point.  We hope you will stay in touch and … Continue reading

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Finally, we reach the packing stage

We thought you might like to see what we’re taking on our grand adventure. I’ve been telling people that we’re not taking much and here’s the proof…

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Two weeks to go

It’s a strange feeling waiting for something big to start. There’s almost too much time to get panicky and yet, somehow not enough time to sit back and leave the rest of the packing until next week. I figure that … Continue reading

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