Ed

The Saviour!

Contrary to some mis-interpretations of my recent irony-laden post on El Salvador, it was one of the surprise highlights of my recent global trip.Surprise b...

Soul & surf

It’s amazing how busy you become when you retire. Leaving my company and my job behind as I set forth on this journey I naively imagined the vast expanses of ti...

Discovering Eden

On previous visits to Bali, my prejudice has kept me from visiting the Gili Islands off the northwest coast of Lombok. It's dubbed a travellers’ paradise, so my...

They paved paradise…

…and put up a parking lot.The inordinately long time between posts is testament to the surf-rich Bali lifestyle. We left India a month ago now and have been...

Ed’s Wave

I haven’t written this blog for weeks now, caught up in a variety of projects, articles, plots and schemes, whilst also becoming snagged on the snaggle-toothed ...

From Varkala

Life here in our jungle-fringed pink house between Varkala town and Varkala beach drifts gently by and feels more like home as each day passes. Our location bet...

Nick-Nack economics

Like the other great economists before me – John Maynard Keynes and his theory of macroeconomics (1883–1946) or Jean-Baptiste Say (1767–1832) bastion of the fre...

Onwards to India

Our final fortnight in Portugal was a blur of surf, fishing, barbeques, bonfires, good company and good bottles of wine, all crowned by three days of modest dri...

The best yet

I had the best surf of the trip so far this morning; in fact, I’m at a stage on my surfing path where I'm able to say I had the best surf of my life this mornin...

Signs

We should have seen the individual events as omens, portents of the approaching storm, nature’s way of warning there’s trouble ahead. First a flip lost its flop...

Onwards to Galicia

Over a week and probably 1,000 miles have passed since my last rambling, time which has seen Spain, my first published piece in the Guardian and my birthday com...

Zarautz working

Turquoise turned to jade green which merged with a deeper grey-blue sliding into seafoam green fragmenting into golden yellow, duck-egg blue and a cool fathomle...

Poor old Neil

It’s a momentous day today: we threw caution to the wind and had our first non-van dining experience and ordered Steak Frites in Eauze town square as we broke t...

Leaving town

“Remember how long you’ve been putting this off, how many extensions the Gods gave you and you didn’t use them... there is a limit to the time assigned you, and...