C2C

A long time in coming this trip. One of those back burner things, I’ll get around to doing it at some point. I’ve always quite fancied the Lands End to John ‘O Groats route on a push bike, and now, after mastering this, I really want to do it! This Coast-to-Coast, from the Irish Sea…

EMBRACING THE BRITISH WEATHER…

You can’t control it, so you might as well just roll with it! We all know what a diabolical ‘summer’ most of the UK has had this year as far as the weather goes, I’ve been packing my bags more than once! You can deal with it in two ways, you can sit at home…

CARRY ON UP THE TEES…

The Adventures of Captain Jayneway Teesside The dog has a shit, you then scoop the shit into a plastic bag and tie a little knot in the top to stop the shit from escaping. A quick shifty look around to see nobody’s watching follows this, then with a quick flick of the wrist, I watch…

AUSTRALIA | TASMANIA

With Thailand, Bangkok and Koh Samui behind me, and a whirlwind trip to New Zealand, my second home  (lived there for five years)… The next leg of my epic trip took me to Tasmania… This leg of the trip was a long time overdue. I first met Greg and Anna when I was on a…

SO, THAT WAS 2011… AMAZING!

Well, that’s the end of it. After being back in the UK for a couple of months, it’s so easy to forget the first half of the year. Well maybe not forget, but it is a fading memory. I managed to fit quite a lot into 2011 and I can’t wait to do it all…

KNOBBLY BALLS AND GREEN WALLS…

I was trying to convince myself, or rather, the coward or saboteur in me was trying to convince my good self that, actually, I’ve got used to it being there now. I might miss it if it was gone. What am I going to fiddle about with when I’m in thinking mode or trying to…

‘Health & Safety’ gone bonkers…

If you were hoping to warm your cockles by the fire on the frosty November evening, then tough luck! Bonfire night. I remember when we used to put on our own bonfire; we’d spend months collecting wood and used to look forward to it from one year to the next. All our best friends came,…

Captain Jayneway… International Pet Rescue

Thankfully they don’t happen very often, days like these, nobody’s immune to them though, and I think you have to have one now and then to remind yourself that you’re living in the real world. Today has been one of ‘those’ days. After travelling for six months, arriving back at the farm can sometimes be…

THAILAND | BANGKOK

I’d always fancied going to Asia, but as I’ve mentioned to loads of people in the past, it’s never a place I’d fancied going to on my own for some reason. Time waits for no man, as the saying goes, and I finally decided that includes me too, and if I didn’t get off my…

Get ye mowtah runnin’

Get ye mowtah runnin’… Head out on the highway! Lookin’ for some action… what ever comes my way! Or should it be, de de de de, de de de de de… We’re leaving for Venus, It’s the final countdown, de de de de, de de de de de… Well here we are. It’s almost like the awakening….

Bats in the Belfry

It’s rubbing off on me, I can’t resist it, but I’m back again to talk about the weather! This deep freeze has been going on for weeks now, with the sun up today the temperature was minus seven below. The thing is, it didn’t seem all that cold outside. Maybe I’m acclimatising, or maybe I’m…

My Biggest Icicle… EVER!

Stardate December 3rd 2010 Before all the leaves had even completely fallen off the trees, it came. I don’t think anybody expected snow in November. It made world news, I mean, what else is there to talk about except the weather? The British seem to find comfort in discussing it. How cold it is, how…