The snow fell hard and Chernobyl was a two hour drive from Kyiv. I’d seen enough dash cam footage from this part of the world to sit staring ahead. Hoping the minibus would stay rubber side down. My head hurt from a night out before. Not because of the multiple shots of absinthe, but because a part of the drinking game involved being set on fire and hit on the head with a barrel. And here we … [Read more...] about Two days in Chernobyl’s exclusion zone
I bought a boat. A 55 foot Durham Steelcraft 6 birth narrowboat. Spent my life savings on it and at time of purchase I had no experiance of narrowboat life. Sadly the Storify embed that was here is no more. They changed things and now there is a massive hole. I told them that would happen. I said.. "The least you could do is let us download our stories as a PDF. Just in case." "Of course." … [Read more...] about The Maiden Voyage of Story Maker
I decided to walk for a day. No real plans. Just to go for a wander between sunrise and sunset. This was originally an embedded Storify post but that died. Please click here to visit Wavelet and the full thread. I'm @Documentally on Twitter you can read my weekly dispatch here. … [Read more...] about Roaming the Ouse Valley Way
I was 19 years old. Curious and adrift. No thoughts for the future. I would never have imagined that twenty five years later, to the day, I’d be alive. Let alone pondering that moment. Stood on the platform of Rugby train station with Dave. Armed with Inter-Rail tickets we were off to explore Europe by train. No plans, a bit of cash and no clue as to what was in store. I kept a journal. … [Read more...] about This is me 25 years ago today.
I’ll be honest. I get jealous writing about other peoples adventures. Especially ones like this. But I’ve really enjoyed playing my small part in the planning stages of the Elevation Challenge 2015. Ben Treasure and Erin Duffy plan to travel from the lowest to the highest point in Europe using human power alone. They aim to cycle 5000km across western Europe, Turkey, Georgia and into … [Read more...] about Elevation Challenge 2015