Van Life and the Rolling Office

Van Life and the Rolling Office

Some images from the last few weeks in the van. After living in a house for the last few months, I have returned to my little rolling home and honestly it is the best feeling. The van seems so homely and cozy and there is nowhere else I would rather call home. I am...

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

This year, the thing that I was most looking forward to was the whale research trip on Balaena. After coming back, I knew I was expecting to feel slightly low, as I was coming home to a huge amount of uni work, exams and assessments and a very dwindling pile of cash...

Luna

Luna

Real trippy picture of the moon, taken with slow shutter speed on Balaena at...

Round 2

Round 2

Today, I'm off again on the second big adventure of the summer. I can promise you that this trip is a very exciting one. Good stuff to follow so stay...

Adventures in Scandinavia Pt. 4

Adventures in Scandinavia Pt. 4

The reason why we sailed to Norway in the first place was to celebrate the relaunch of Boy Leslie, a Brixham Trawler. In total, we met with 6 other vessels of the same heritage. I can't say that historic vessels are a particular interest of mine, but it was fairly...

Adventures in Scandinavia Pt. 3

Adventures in Scandinavia Pt. 3

On the 18th of June, after 3 and a half hours sleep, we were woken up to the news that we were arriving in Norway. I cant say that I was thrilled with the 3am wake up, however, after I rubbed the sleep out of my eyes and had a good look around, I realised that we were...

Adventures in Scandinavia Pt. 2

Adventures in Scandinavia Pt. 2

  After nearly 5 days of continuous sailing across the North Sea, we ran out of water, so had to stop in Hvide Sande, Denmark to fill up. It had been our intention to sail directly to Norway, however, I was very happy to step ashore for a few hours, have a shower, a...

Adventures in Scandinavia Pt. 1

Adventures in Scandinavia Pt. 1

On June 12th, 2015, I set sail for Arendal, Norway, aboard Excelsior, a 77' Lowestoft Fishing Smack built 1921. This is the boat that Gabe currently works on, and seeing as we will be apart for most of the summer, I hopped aboard for an adventure and so that we could...

Washed Up

Washed Up

Yesterday evening, we were walking on Druidstone Beach. It's a beautiful beach and part of that beauty lies in the fact that it is so exposed. We have had some strong westerly winds recently, so when we got down to the beach we found it covered in plastic. Plastic is...