Australia · Uncategorized

On the good ship Gráinne Mhaol

The Mooloolah river flows into the Coral Sea just south of the seaside town of Mooloolaba. In its final half kilometre it wraps around a spit, enveloping the boats anchored in Mooloolaba Marina that stick out into it on hundred-metre-long arms. On arm C of the Marina is a thirty-five-or-so foot yacht called the Gráinne… Continue reading On the good ship Gráinne Mhaol

England

A little piece of Greece in Bloomsbury

Our travels took us to London this past weekend, and to a part of town we weren't at all familiar with: Angel. Sandwiched between the City Road and Regent's Canal, our Airbnb place at Theseus Place took us along the calm waters of the canal with its colourfully inhabited barges each time we came and went to Angel tube… Continue reading A little piece of Greece in Bloomsbury

Travel

The Peloponnese – Polilimnio and the Mani

In part one of our trip around the Peloponnese we went to Ancient Messene, Pylos and Methoni Castle. After two nights it was time to leave 'sandy Pylos', as it was called by Homer. We were going to head east across Messinia, go straight through Kalamata, and then drive south down the second finger, the… Continue reading The Peloponnese – Polilimnio and the Mani

Travel

The Peloponnese – Ancient Messene, Pylos and Methoni Castle

We've recently returned from a week's driving tour around the Peloponnese - a holiday within a holiday, if you will. We'd been in Zakynthos for two and a half months by mid-June, and once the boys finished school it seemed like a great time to head off for a bit of exploring. I'd previously been… Continue reading The Peloponnese – Ancient Messene, Pylos and Methoni Castle

The Writing Project · Zakynthos

Zante’s French connection

Of all the nationalities I could have been if I wasn’t Irish, French would have suited me best. That has nothing to do with my French-sounding surname, which actually comes from a far-flung corner of county Mayo on the west coast of Ireland, but rather from the affinity I've pretentiously felt with the language and… Continue reading Zante’s French connection