Backwards can sometimes take you forwards…

Bless me father, for I have sinned… It has been at least five months since I last as much as looked at or touched a paraglider (in any capacity). Actually the only sin has been the really shit weather in the UK. I know I have mentioned it several times before but I just can’t…

THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN JAYNEWAY | THE OUTER HEBRIDES | PART ONE

Western Scotland & The Outer Hebrides Another Solo Adventure… Part | One From Yorkshire to Scotland to Barra on The Outer Hebrides I’d been harping on to anyone that would listen about going to the Western Isles of Scotland for decades but had never got around to doing the trip. It’s not the sort of…

My Solo Outback Adventure | Australia

The Outback I was sat in my van in South Australia on the night before I had to give the van back. I didn’t really want to give the van back at all, but the weather had turned to shit and I was listening to the howling wind and rain outside and just thought, nah!…

Cloud Porn, I’m at it’s mercy…

Eyes to the sky. Eyes to the sky. Whilst most people these days are hook necked looking expectantly at their mobile phones, I’m looking up. Is it only me who looks at the people bumping into things while they are walking down the high street only focused on one thing, their phone? It’s a modern…

COME ON WEATHER… I WANNA GO FLYING AGAIN!!

I don’t know about you, but I struggle with the dark nights and to be honest, winters in general in the UK. They seem to go on forever. In November it hits you like a tonne of shit, that for the next four months it’s going to be dark, cold and wet… mostly. That’s why I…

THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN JAYNEWAY… CARRY ON UP THE CAUSEWAY

The Adventures of Captain Jayneway Carry On Up The Causeway   Sometimes I think a worm has crawled in my ear and eaten my brain while I’ve been asleep. It only happens on rare occasion, but it does happen. Sometimes it’s something that you can smokescreen without detection, other times it is not, like the…

THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN JAYNEWAY… CARRY ON UP THE HILL

I was walking down the woods with the dogs this morning, thoughts trailing through my mind, as they do. Titch, the sheepdog, spotted something over the hedge, but I just ignored it, I thought she must have been looking at a rabbit or something. Then, when I turned the volume down on the head chatter,…

YORKSHIRE… IT’S NOT ALL FLAT CAPS AND WHIPPETS!

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Given the amount of times I’ve driven up and down the country, I’m ashamed to say I’d never actually been here before… but you can’t be everywhere at once (wouldn’t it be great if you could!) I’ve seen the sign plenty of times, zooming up and down the motorway, and every time…

NEW ZEALAND | REVISITED

The Adventures Of Captain Jayneway New Zealand After much cocking about, like flying from Bangkok, back to Singapore, with a five hour wait to connect, then flying to Sydney, for a whole twelve hour wait to get to Auckland… I arrived in Sydney, and thank god it was sunny. I had been up since 5am…

THE DUBLIN DIARIES

NEW YEARS EVE IN DUBLIN I said years ago that I wanted to spend New Years Eve in as many different countries as I could. Some times it just can’t pan out that way for one reason or another and even if I have done it in Budapest, Australia, Fiji, Amsterdam and New Zealand, I have skipped…

THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN JAYNEWAY & THE LYKE WAKE WALK

The Adventures of Captain Jayneway You haven’t had much sleep. You tried to go to bed early because you knew you had to get up ridiculously early, but spent much of that minuscule time wriggling about in bed thinking about what you were about to get up to do in a few hours. From time…

SIX FEET UNDER…

Six Feet Under… Actually, it was more like about six meters under. Unless you’ve been living under a rock or maybe live on the other side of the planet, you can’t have missed the fact that it’s pissed it down with rain in North Yorkshire. This week, it rained non stop for two days, and when…