Author: William Burton

  • San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

    San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

    Happy Easter from BajanThings. This was the trip I did to Argentina just before Christmas. God willing in May I will be doing my favourite coast-to-coast walk from the West coast of Scotland to the East coast of Scotland which is about 320 km – The Great Outdoor Challenge 2024. In December 2023 I returned…

  • Hiking in Barbados | Run246  | The Barbados Hiking Association (BHA)

    Hiking in Barbados | Run246 | The Barbados Hiking Association (BHA)

    Group Hiking in Barbados recommenced after the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in: July 2022. BHA 2024 Q1 to Q4 walking schedule updated 16th Dec 2023 from: Barbados Hiking Association Facebook page. Run246 produce a regular listing of road running, trail running, triathlon, obstacle course racing and hiking events that take place across Barbados. You can…

  • The Great Outdoor Challenge 2023: Mallaig to Portlethen

    The Great Outdoor Challenge 2023: Mallaig to Portlethen

    My TGOC (The Great Outdoor Challenge) 2023 started in Mallaig and ended 14 days later in Portlethen. It was approximately 300Km with a climb of +6,000 meters. A low level and easy route. I plotted an easy route as the memories of the aborted crossing of TGOC 2018 were fresh when I made it. This…

  • Renner Yearwood Memorial Hill Challenge 2023

    Renner Yearwood Memorial Hill Challenge 2023

    The 2023 Hill Challenge will be called the Renner Yearwood Memorial Hill Challenge. Renner entered the Hill Challenge in 2013 (3rd), 2014 (1st), 2015 (1st), and 2016 (5th). Sadly he died in 2022. The 2023 Hill Challenge will take place on Monday 1st May 2023. Start time is 6am sharp. Entries are open and the…

  • Stanton Henry King: Sailor, Author, Chantey Singer (1867 – 1939)

    Stanton Henry King: Sailor, Author, Chantey Singer (1867 – 1939)

    Stanton Henry King was born in Barbados on 1st May 1867 and died 10th November 1939 in Everett, Massachusetts, USA. He was a sailor, author, and chantey (shanty) singer who was known for his works on maritime life and culture. He served in the US Navy before going to Boston and becoming the director of…

  • The Barbados Trailways Project Part 3 – tree planting

    The Barbados Trailways Project Part 3 – tree planting

    The Barbados Trailway Project The Barbados Trailway is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path located primarily on right-of-way lands of the former Barbados Railway. The Barbados Trailway Project The mission of the Barbados Trailway is: Converting the old Barbados Railway reserve into an accessible pathway for pedestrians, runners and cyclists. The Barbados Railway was a…

  • Prince Albert and Prince George visit Barbados while Midshipmen aboard HMS Bacchante in 1879

    Prince Albert and Prince George visit Barbados while Midshipmen aboard HMS Bacchante in 1879

    Prince Albert Victor and Prince George of Wales visited Barbados in December 1879 while midshipmen aboard HMS HMS Bacchante. While aboard HMS Bacchante as Midshipmen Prince Albert Victor and Prince George of Wales kept private journals and note books. These were published in full in two volumes in 1886 by Macmillan and Co. London. “The…

  • Cuba. A different perspective.

    Cuba. A different perspective.

    After two years of Covid I finally was able to return to Cuba. Getting there via Trinidad and Panama, with lengthy stop overs in both airports, was a long and tiring journey. This time I re-visited some familiar places and some new ones. At first it did not appear that much had changed in the…