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  1. Alps Trip

    June 10, 2017 by sarah

    Here are some photos from our latest holiday!

  2. Essaouira, Morocco – holiday

    November 21, 2016 by sarah

    A couple of weeks ago we spent a lovely week in a small town called Essaouira on the coast of Morocco. We spent a wonderfully relaxing week wandering the souks, tickling cats,  reading books that I have been meaning to read for years, taking morning ‘nos-nos’ coffee and pastry and afternoon mint tea and pastries, eating delicious tagines/pastilla/grilled sardines, going to a real local hammam for a scrub and a touristy but luxuriant spa for a massage, watching a film (Ex Machina) in the open-air cinema… And spending time together, talking and getting to know each other again. All this (flights for two and a nice riad hotel in the centre) cost less than renting a cottage in damp, cold England! The world is crazy!

  3. Ethiopia trip – we’re back!

    November 30, 2015 by sarah

    We have just got back from our trip to the wilder parts of Ethiopia in the Afar/Danakil region. It was an absolutely fabulous place and brilliant experience with an amazing group of people. I was a little dubious that I could fill three days and nights on an active volcano but I found it mesmerising and constantly changing. Getting back to normal life and reality is going to be difficult after this adventure!

    Ode To Erta Ale

    Erta Ale you are so fair
    With your golden pele's hair,
    Such a beautiful and mesmerising sight
    I wish I could stand here all night
    And take pictures of the changing light.
    Lava fountains of spectacular height,
    Splashing plumes of orange and yellow
    As you churn, grumble and bellow;
    We feel Earth's raw power and in awe
    Know that after three days we still want more.
    Erta Ale in your lava embers
    Such sights we will forever remember.

    Me and Jim next to Erta Ale lava lake.


    Erta Ale lava lake.


    Erta Ale at dawn.


    Pele’s hair on Erta Ale.


    pāhoehoe lava on Erta Ale.


    Night time displays were the best but also the most difficult to photograph!


    Sulphur vents at Dallol.


    Camel trains carry hand worked salt blocks from Dallol to the highlands.

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    Our group.


    Toyota Landcruiser of the desert.


    Into the cooler highlands.


    Inside Ethiopian church.

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    Ethiopian food is delicious.