Warming Lentil and Kale Soup

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Brrrrrr, it's getting cold out there; here is a recipe to warm you up after a wet and wild day on the trails: Serves 2 Ingredients 2tbsp oil (We used olive oil but use what you have to hand)1/2 cup red lentils1 onion, chopped1 carrot, diced1/2 - 1 a chilli pepper, chopped finely (1/2 tsp chilli flakes would also work)3 tbsp tomato...

Nut Butter and Jam Porridge

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Makes 2 generous portions Judy (Simon's mum) makes great jam. It's packed full of wild blackberries, lasts forever and is the perfect balance of sweet and fruity. We used a 2018 vintage for our morning boost on the island of Herm last week and paired it with my choice of Date and Walnut butter. I can't tell you how many times...

Sea, Stars, & Sleeping Bags

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This is a story that for us will never become boring. It does however seem like we are stuck in our own little micro-adventure routine: Find somewhere beautiful and remote.Cook some food.Go snorkeling.Watch the sun go down.Watch the stars.Go to sleep (or try to).Wake up & have breakfast.Swim or snorkel again.Collect litter.Go home. Maybe we should apologise to you for these...

Kayak & Camp

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Parts of our adventure this week went a little bit beyond the remit of microadventure. Although we went only for one night, and the wild-camp was quick and simple, we did require some specific kit and experience to get to and from our camping spot. If you are feeling inspired to do a trip such as this,...

Tomato and Lentil Spaghetti

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Serves 2 hungry kayakers Once again, we were leaving in a bit of a rush in order to catch the perfect weather/tide combo, so prep for this camp stove dish took around 5 minutes. I chose to chop the veg beforehand though you may wish to include this as part of your adventure; preparing vegetables can serve as a bonding...

Campfire Curry

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This week's castaway adventure called for some last minute fridge-raiding to ensure we had a tasty dinner. I knew that I wanted to take chopped veg with us as this would mean less baggage weight and more time to chill and enjoy the view, so I chopped the veg and measured the spices before we left. The actual veg...

Adventure Island

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You can be fairly sure that you are in the middle of some kind of adventure when your deodorant is wood-smoke, your morning wash involves jumping into the sea, and the view from your "pee rock" stretches out, uninterrupted, to the horizon. It is very easy to go looking for adventure in faraway places, or within grueling endurance...

Navigation Apps

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UPDATE OCTOBER 2021: Both komoot and Locus Maps have released new versions since this article was written - I'll update this review in the coming weeks to reflect these updates. Finding a one-size-fits-all solution for bicycle route planning and navigation is not easy. There are so many variables involved in route planning that handing over all of the decision...

Sail & Snorkel

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Channeling inspiration from Alistair Humphreys' Microadventures, and while we wait for when we are able to head off on our full-sized adventure, we have challenged ourselves to try to do something adventurous at least once each week. Today we joined my little brother Adam, who is back home on a COVID-pause from his own sail & surf adventures (see here...

Waiting…

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Paddleboarding in the mist
Now that we've decided to postpone our trip things have become a bit more chilled. The last minute rush to tie up loose ends at work, to make sure that all of our gear is together and working/waterproof, and that our passports are in date etc. has faded away. It feels good to know that we've got...