• The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge 2012 & 2013.  A 14 day hike across Scotland

    The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge 2012 & 2013. A 14 day hike across Scotland

    The TGO Challenge is a demanding self supported event where participants hike from the West Coast to the East Coast of Scotland and are responsible for carrying their own tent, sleeping bag and food. The Great Outdoor Magazine and RAB, an outdoor clothing supplier sponsored the event in previous years. Every solo hiker or group (maximum…

  • Hiking with the Barbados National Trust

    Hiking with the Barbados National Trust

    Mr. Richard Goddard  began to organize hikes in 1983 as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Program. These were on Sunday mornings at 6am and lasted for 3 hours. This format has not changed. I joined them in the first year and have been hiking on a regular basis except for a few years…

  • Circuit of Cordillera Huayhuash – Peru

    Circuit of Cordillera Huayhuash – Peru

    The Cordillera Huayhuash (pronounced Y-WASH) is a mountain range in Central Peru. It is a sparsely populated region but well known for it’s many 6,000+ Meter mountains, glaciers and rugged terrain. It’s a magnet for mountaineers and hikers from all over the world. In August 2010 I joined a group for a 14-day hike in…

  • Mount Roraima – Venezuela

    Mount Roraima – Venezuela

    The lands between Guyana, Venezuela and Brazil are noted for their Tepuis. These are mountains that rise with sheer cliffs from the surrounding savanna. The most famous of these is Mount Roraima. The sheer cliff face rises vertically over 400 meters from the savanna. For many years it was thought that this was un-climable until…

  • Bajan Hot Pepper Sauce

    Bajan Hot Pepper Sauce

    Bajan hot pepper sauce is served with everything in Barbados. Recipes and preferences vary and like Bajan Seasoning each cook or family has their own “secret” recipe. Bajan hot pepper sauce is of a thick consistency with a bright yellow colour that is flecked with pieces of red Barbados Bonney hot peppers. At first taste…

  • Bajan Seasoning

    Bajan Seasoning

    Bajan seasoning is found in almost every home and is the secret to the success for many mouth-watering Bajan dishes.  One of the favourite uses is to place it between the meat and skin of fish or chicken before grilling, baking, or frying. Most Bajan’s today use a ready made alternative such as:  Delish Bajan…

  • Bajan Flying Fish

    Bajan Flying Fish

    Heaven for me when in Barbados is Bajan flying fish and a Bajan rum punch sitting overlooking the sea. Bajan flying fish is a delicacy I grew up with. In tourist literature in the 1950s and 1960s, Barbados was often referred to as: “the land of the flying fish”. A flying fish was featured on…

  • Bajan Rum Punch

    Bajan Rum Punch

    One of sour, Two of sweet, Three of strong and Four of weak is the mnemonic rhyme Bajan’s use for making Bajan rum punch. Here, the sour is lime juice, the sweet is sugar syrup, the strong is rum and the weak is water. This is how you make a Bajan rum punch: In a…