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in all of us there is a restlessness,
a sense there should be more to life,
that it should be different to how it is.
This restlessness will not go away,
nor will it ever be satisfied,
all we have is the trying and after that the trying again.

Peter Mortimer


you only get one life, live it right and one's enough!

Barry and Debbie at Maachu Pichu

Machu Pichu

May 2004

Christmas 2004 I was watching a program about the Inca trail in Peru, I managed to talk Deb around to going on another back packing holiday, with the intention of completing the Inca trail and seeing Machu Pichu. Because as holidays go we don't do packages, went to Ibiza once, (U know what i mean ) never again. We had just returned from completing a seven day trek out in the Andes in which we had climbed Salcantay and Alcantay to a height of 16000ft. We had used a local guide and mules to carry the kit. Needless to say we were absolutely shattered. After a shower we had all agreed to meet up in the Irish bar in the square of Cuzco. During the meal Frank, a young 27yrs old Irish man, who had been a pleasure to be with on the mountains, then asked "well Barry, what's your next adventure" " When I get home I'm going to buy a boat and sail the world" "so you've sailed before then" "no " I replied "the only thing I've done like that was four days in the Able Tasmin Sea in a Kayak, but I'm getting to old to walk around the world"

Whakapapa glacier NZ
Debs on Whakapapa Glacier in New Zealand 2000

Little Pablo with his pet sheep, this little lad has his head screwed on, charges for photo's

The crew

The Irish bar in Cusco. The crew we spent time with in the Andes, Franks on the right, in the striped shirt.

me at ingram valley Me in Ingram Valley Northumberland