Monthly Archives: January 2016

2016 updates to the Norwegian pilgrim trail guide

Around this time last year, Dave and I put together a short PDF guide to the St Olav pilgrim trails in Norway. Since I posted it, a full English-language print guidebook has been released (available from pilgrim centres within Norway, … Continue reading

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Hibernation time

This is possibly my least favourite day of the year. It goes against all natural instincts to starve your pet for a fortnight then stick him in a Chinese takeaway box in the fridge for six weeks. But I am … Continue reading

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Biblical times in the north

It’s been a dramatic few weeks in meteorological terms. Only last Monday evening, we had such a downpour in Whitby that all routes into town were cut off, and the local part-time fire brigade (of which I very nearly became … Continue reading

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