A walk on the Wild Side – Smuggler’s Cove.

I can't remember exactly how many smuggler's coves I've visited, but it's a lot - their appeal is irresistible. In the Caribbean they are perhaps at their most romantic; whilst in the Britain they're the sort of places you might expect to see on an episode of Poldark. Along England's ┬ásouth west coast, where men in tricorne hats once shot unreliably at one other with flintlock pistols, ┬ásmuggler's coves are two a penny. My favourite cove is Lulworth in Dorset, it is amongst the most beautiful of any to be found in Britain and part of the Jurassic Coast World…

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The Skookumchuck Narrows – Going With the Flow on The Sunshine Coast.

My daughter thought that her mother and I could do with a break from the human clutter of British Columbia's Lower Mainland, and kindly booked us accommodation for three nights on the Sunshine Coast: a pleasant destination that lies across water to the north west of Vancouver; and we would benefit by visiting during May - arguably the best month to be anywhere that is natural in BC. Jen hasn't been well, so this will be a pleasant break for her; I was just pleased to escape the tedious chore of fencing the garden, and it wasn't long before we…

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