Cruising with Wightlink.

Wow what a fantastic experience pulling out of Portsmouth Harbour on a Wightlink Ferry last weekend, OK so the sun was shining on the The Grey Traveller but wow it’s been a long time since I have hopped over to the Isle of Wight and I live dead opposite infact I see it every day, I’m ashamed I haven’t […]

A cool start to a hot Miami morning.

A good concierge can help you get the most out of a short stay and the concierge at the Biltmore Hotel did just that. We wanted an early morning walk before our long flight home and he packed us off with a map, directions and a good place for coffee. The Biltmore is in Coral Gables a lush green […]

Pretty Winchester~ photo blog.

The second of a quartet of posts about Winchester, England. I hadn’t been to Winchester in many years and was surprised how much I came away loving this place. With an extended English summer The Grey Traveller has been making the most and getting out and about the south coast. Summery blooms and baskets are still […]

Modern Winchester

In the first of a quartet of posts about Winchester, England – here is Modern Winchester. Winchester is easily reached by car with a park and ride area or train which is close to the centre. The shops are  a mix of independent and chain with a penchant for being upscale, I particularly liked seeing […]

Langstone Harbour, Hayling Island, England. 

With an unusually extended English summer, locals and visitors are making the most of the south coast and all it has to offer. The pubs,cafes and shop owners are rubbing their hands as they know they have a long winter ahead when seaside resorts often look particularly grey and gloomy in the winter months and […]

Jambalaya lyrics.

Goodbye, Joe, me gotta go, me oh my oh. Me gotta go, pole the pirogue down the bayou. My Yvonne, sweetest one, me oh my oh. Son of a gun, gonna have big fun on the bayou. Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and fillet gumbo Cause tonight I’m gonna see my ma cher amio. Pick […]

Cajun Shepherd’s Pie

Just occasionally The Grey Traveller is inspired by travels to cook something up at home. This time it was a Cajun Shepherd’s Pie inspired by my visit to the famous Pat O’Briens on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. I didn’t have one of the famous Hurricane cocktails but I did have a refreshing gin fizz mixed to perfection in […]

The alligator swamps of Louisiana

With time to kill between Nottoway Plantation House and New Orleans an obvious stop off point had to be something swampy for this geographer. Even as we entered Louisiana, from the highways we could see this unique, slightly spooky ecosystem with what seemed like trees growing up out of the water….and boy we experienced a lot of […]