Lauterbrunnen, Jungfrau and Basle

We drove from the north of England to Switzerland. Well, I was a passenger. Maybe I’ll share my own European driving adventures in future posts! We camped in Lauterbrunnen. It was beautiful. Sandwiched between steep solid rock complimented by a stunning narrow waterfall and chalky stream. We headed up Jungfrau on the train. Workers inContinue reading “Lauterbrunnen, Jungfrau and Basle”

Five Songs With Placenames in the Title

Following on from animals… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/05/07/five-songs-with-in-the-title/ This week it’s placenames… Scott McKenzie San Francisco Fleet Foxes Blue Ridge Mountains Dan Croll Tokyo Boo Hewerdine Ontario Darren Hayes Dublin Sky I’m sure that I’m not the only person to have noticed that, for some reason, American cities and states lend themselves to songs better than others. I’veContinue reading “Five Songs With Placenames in the Title”

Oban, Kerrera, Lismore, Mull and Iona

Yesterday, I posted about Neil Ansell’s trips to Scotland… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/05/11/the-last-wilderness/ Today, I post about one of my own! It was about a seven hour drive. We stopped after around an hour for refreshments but after that I felt fine so just kept going, didn’t stop for six hours! The campsite at Oban was fair enough.Continue reading “Oban, Kerrera, Lismore, Mull and Iona”

Song of the Week #016

Another week, another song. This time the music comes from… I had a couple of their earlier (And I think reasonably commercially successful) albums but can’t claim to have listened to this band for some time. This new song however sounds exactly like a… Kings of Convenience song! I enjoyed it and hope that youContinue reading “Song of the Week #016”

Big Cats Wild in the UK?

Do non-domestic big wild cats roam the UK countryside, killing livestock along the way? It seems unlikely that large populations of puma, panther, leopard etc are existing undetected. However, the possibility that the odd one could escape from somewhere and survive for a time, causing havoc along the way, is not unreasonable. You can findContinue reading “Big Cats Wild in the UK?”

Five Songs With Animals in the Title

Not content with my Five Films… selections or/and Song of the Week, I now present… Five Songs With ? in the Title! We’re picking up where we left off… with movies… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/04/17/five-animal-films-to-watch/ … by starting with Five Songs with Animals in the Title… Iron and Wine Lion’s Mane Simone Felice The Fawn Jimmy Nail CrocodileContinue reading “Five Songs With Animals in the Title”