Travelling the Road to Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of St James are said to be buried, is one of the oldest and most interesting journeys in Europe. The idea of pilgrimage seems to touch a chord in us and pilgrims on the road to Compostela are as taken with the journey as with the destination.
Odin’s Last Rune
There’s probably no more enjoyable way to learn about English history, the landscape, the folklore and its people, than to embark upon the classic English Coast to Coast Walk, first developed by the great British fell-walker, Alfred Wainwright. Join us as we make our way along this classic walk, which starts from St Bees in Cumbria and ends with Robin Hood’s Bay near the North Sea.
On The Milford Track
Since the route was opened in 1888, everyone from experienced walkers to beginners breaking in their new boots, have all taken up the challenge of walking the Milford Track. After reading about New Zealand’s South Island and its amazing Fiordland area, we decided that the Milford Track was for us, and we chose to go as independent walkers. And the track made sure we experienced it in its many guises – benevolent, rain-soaked, windy and occasionally serene.
Governor Lachlan Macquarie was sent to the colony to take control after the mutinous conduct of the NSW Corps. Power was transferred without bloodshed and in 1810 the new governor took over the reins and began implementing his vision of a colony worthy of the Empire.
The Macquaries spent 12 years in the colony and left behind a solid legacy which was the foundation for a future Australia. The Macquarie story is a remarkable one and encompasses a number of memorable colonial undertakings.
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