#ThrowBackMonday – Behind the scenes : Jason Florio’s portrait of ‘Samba Fishing’ – River Gambia, West Africa

  During our time canoeing the length of the River Gambia, on our exploration of the people whose livelihoods depend on the river, we spent each night wild camping on the river bank – whether it be camping on a sandbank in the middle of the river (burning a fire all night long to deter the hippos!), on rockyContinue reading “#ThrowBackMonday – Behind the scenes : Jason Florio’s portrait of ‘Samba Fishing’ – River Gambia, West Africa”

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Back in The Gambia, West Africa – images ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

A recap, from The Gambia, West Africa – April 2018 Here we are, back in our second home… As ever, there are lots to see and do – and, a little time out from work to reconnect and celebrate with old friends   And, of course, there is always the #9 pack…     Peaceful marches… ConnectedContinue reading “Back in The Gambia, West Africa – images ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio”

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The art of walking, and the people you meet along the way…

    Wherever we are in the world, we walk, a lot, Florio and myself. As far as I’m concerned, it’s one of the only ways to truly discover a place – and the people who live there. One time, in 2009, we decided to walk around the small West African country of The Gambia. A mere 930km,Continue reading “The art of walking, and the people you meet along the way…”

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Walking the Victoria Lines, ‘The Great Wall of Malta’

  ‘Originally known as the North West Front and sometimes unofficially known as the Great Wall of Malta…a complex network of linear fortifications known collectively as the Victoria Lines‘ What a revelation… to find so much nature, and tranquility, particularly after having read recently the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta equated with the word: ‘cementation’‘.Continue reading “Walking the Victoria Lines, ‘The Great Wall of Malta’”

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