Stories from travels in


When tourists replace cattle

Just outside the town of Waimea on the big island of Hawaii, sits Parker Ranch. In truth, however, like neighbouring Waikoloa Village, the town actually

Kawaihae Harbour

I’ve been burning the candle at both ends for quite a while; months, in fact. Life has been busy. Work has been manic. And I

Wild horses and taro

The old expression ‘wild horses wouldn’t drag me there’ came to mind today as we drove down into Waipi’o Valley. Downhill traffic had to give

Ringing in the New Year

I rarely, if ever, buy real champagne. The kind made in France. The original stuff. The real stuff. But this NYE, viewing the rather limited

A matter of perspective

My computer clock tells me that it’s 2.09 am on 31 December and yet my wristwatch says 15.09  on 29 December. Such is the joy


When I started this Grateful series at the start of this year, I had no idea of how it would work or what shape it

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