Finding Narnia in Rostrevor 

That part of Rostrevor which overlooks Carlingford Lough is my idea of Narnia – CS Lewis It is a tradition in my walking group to walk in Rostrevor then head to Warrenpoint’s Diamonds restaurant for the Christmas lunch. The weather was beautiful on this Saturday. After leaving the cars at the Rostrevor higher car park…

Hiking Meelmore & Meelbeg

He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams – J.R.R. Tolkien I never grow bored of the Mournes. Easy and quick to get to from Belfast (1hr drive) they provide a fantastic workout at any…

Donard and Commedagh – straight to the Mournes

Every step forward will bring new horizons – Inspiration Ah the Mournes Mountains…only 1 hour away from Belfast you enter a new world. CS Lewis found its inspiration for Narnia over there. Multiple hikes are available…perhaps the most straightforward one: park at Donard Car Park in Newcastle and walk up Slieve Donard and/or Commedagh. It…

Porticcio – Dinner with sunset by the beach

It’s almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream – Bern Williams If you are staying in Ajaccio or around, the best thing to do to enjoy a dinner + sunset by the beach is to go Porticcio or somewhere before/after along the coast. There are plenty of restaurants and the possibility to literally…

Golf de Lava – where it all began

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors – Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky Approximatively 30-40 minutes away from Ajaccio, after a long drive between mountains (you can’t guess where you are going), you…