A letter to those going to Long Point Camp

Apologies if you’re coming to hear about my cycling trip around the world – I desperately tried to get it uploaded but the wifi was too slow to upload new pictures. It’ll be up asap! This one-off post is about one of my other adventures; Camp America. Hey there, On June 21st, you will be […]

Not returning to Camp in 2015 (probably)

I don’t mean to be melodramatic when I say that the decision whether or not to go back to Long Point Camp in 2015 has been one of the most difficult dilemmas I’ve faced. I can quite easily say that the 5 months I’ve spent in America over the past year and a half have […]

Travel Tale: The time we ran the bases!

      Arriving in America, the home of baseball for the first time last year, seeing a baseball game was high on the ‘to do’ list. 8 others apparently agreed, and we went to see the mighty Syracuse Chiefs. Being British, and not understanding the intricacies of what is, essentially glorified rounders, we celebrated […]

Closing thoughts on the Ranch

Horse Ranch Adventure

It’s now been about two weeks since I was on the ranch, which has given me plenty of time to reflect on the time I spent there (mainly thinking that I’d love to go back), and makes it a good time to write a review for my first ‘Workaway’ placement. I did not want to […]

Life on the Ranch: Part 4 (The last ride jinx)

If you haven’t read part 1 yet, why not start there? So, it finally happened. I fell off a horse. On my last day of riding. When I’ve been skiing, I, alongside my mates have celebrated ‘backflip Friday’, Friday being the last day of our tour. Having skied (comparatively) safely at the start of the […]

Life on the Ranch – Part 3

Horse Ranch adventure down river

If you haven’t read part 1 yet, why not start there? My eyes are fully adjusted but still, I struggle to see. The shadowy dark outlines of those in front of me only just visible. I can just barely see bushes and shrubs lining the path on either side. The sky is cloudless, pin-pricked and […]

Life on the Ranch – Part 2

Horse Ranch Adventure

If you haven’t read part 1 yet, why not start there?   Life is sloooow here. Calm. Peaceful. Serene. All these words apply. It is a great way of living.   The past few days on the ranch have remained very relaxed. Even now, when there are guests on the ranch, taking them out on […]

Life on the Ranch – Part 1

Horse Ranch paddock

After a short two day delay, I eventually arrived on the ranch yesterday morning. My Workaway host, Alice, picked me up from the city of Buffalo which is around a 40 minute drive, so I was very grateful for that, and on the drive back she took me for breakfast – I hadn’t even arrived […]

The cowboy transformation

 Since camp has finished I’ve been travelling around America for a few days with friends, and am having a great time, but, this Saturday I’ll be leaving them to go work on a horse ranch for a few weeks. So, how did I arrange this work back in England? The secret is…   Workaway.   […]