Category Archives: Adventure

Boston: Strong & Proud

It’s a certain understated pride that comes through. Not a brash New York pride, nor a chilled San Francisco one. Rather a constant theme that rides with you throughout your time in the city. Take the names: buildings, roads, parks … Continue reading

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Boston: Bridges & Boundaries

One day in and i’ve found no graffiti. Some stickers on lampposts, sure, but nothing else. Which is unusual. This puts it on a level with Singapore or Dubai, both largely motif free zones. Maybe i’m walking in the wrong … Continue reading

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Boston: Salt & Granite

A gift of circling the world against the direction of spin is the first morning when you awake at five AM, refreshed and itching to explore. For me it feels like nine, just in time for a late breakfast, yet … Continue reading

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Midnight Cowboy

Boots may be one step too far. The Stetson, i’m happy with. Not typically a hat person, i’ve taken the leap and saunter down Sixth sporting my new look with trepidation and pride. Boots though, i’m less sure: it’s a … Continue reading

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Unit of One [Thousands]

I’m in New York, a unit of one: alone, but not lonely. I feel lucky: i get to travel, but i have a wonderful home and friends around the world. I’m sat in Irving Farm Coffee Roasters: it’s one of … Continue reading

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States of Jersey: remnants of rust and relevance

I remember in an early episode of Band of Brothers, we see one of the young American soldiers taking a gun emplacement as they role into France: once the trench is secured, he drops a bag of dynamite down the … Continue reading

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Confounded by the Unknown: Without a Paddle

Kayaking on Sunday bought an unwelcome surprise: i capsized in rougher than usual seas. Whilst the shock of the cold water always takes your breath away, i managed to quickly extract myself, grab the paddle and turn the kayak back … Continue reading

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