Tag: kayaking

Colourful houses in Menorca

How to Spend a Week in Menorca

I have memories of Menorca. Pretty distant ones, but they’re happy ones, and revolve largely around the hotel swimming pool and sliding off pedalos into the bluest of seas, which seemed terrifyingly deep to me at the age of six or seven. Beyond that, really nothing. To get the chance […]

A heron sleeps

When the Earth Sank

In 1960, the region around the town of Valdivia in Chile, was hit by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded. It is believed to have been between 9.4-9.6 on the Richter scale and affected an estimated 400,000 square kilometres (for context, the UK is only slightly over half of that […]