I love to travel and experience landscapes and places through activity and have spent many of my holidays cycle touring, hiking and mountain biking round Europe and North Africa. Living close to Keswick in the Lake District is perfect for me – the human scale of the area makes the place easy to live in and accessible to explore, which I do mainly by foot or by bike.
There are some similarities between the islands of the Azores and the Lake District but they also have their own unique flavour. Much of the Azorean landscape is so young and displays naked evidence of creation and destruction by forces of nature. Each island has its own distinct character which is best discovered by visiting. Exploring in the company of the people we work with on the islands gives you a much more authentic and in depth experience in a way that scratching the surface by yourself cannot achieve. On my most recent trip, I loved the walking on São Miguel especially down through the ‘Lost World’ to Faial da Terra and on the crater rim of Sete Cidades.
My work life has had plenty of variety, the central theme being working with people to understand what they want, and then help them get it, something that helps me when putting together holidays for our clients.