I was sitting in the back of the open air Land Rover, when the call went up, “Look a herd of buffalo!”. Instantly every head swivelled in the direction of the great creatures. As we drew nearer, the stench of the brutes graced us with its presence. Suddenly the heard was spooked and he buffaloes…

Sailing to Alderney We arrived at about four o’clock, the scorching sun baking the rocky island of Alderney, after a long, peaceful day sailing across the English Channel. Menacing rocks erupted from the seabed, black and jagged with all sorts of nooks and crannies in which the exotic sea birds made their nests.                 They dived…

The waves lapping on the golden sands, removing all previous marks of existence. With each sweep, the sea exchanges rocks and driftwood with the beach. The sands soaking in the water as the tides come in, and then being drained when it goes out. The sound of water gushing in, to meet the edges of…

Kit Chatterton Les Contamines When we arrived at Les Contamines, we saw the sun glisten on the snow. I sledged down the puffs of snow straight away, looking up at the chalet the whole time. The next day, our car started up with a juddery hum. As soon as we got to the resort, I…

The mountains soar up into the sky, touching the clouds. Cable cars reach into the heavens and touch the beautiful sky. The crystal blue sea is transparent as far as the eye can see. Shadows dance across the water bed as fish glide through it. Then I hear a whoosh, a shout, and a scream.…

Keukenhof I stepped out of the car onto the dusty car park right outside the concrete entrance. My nose prickling with the scent of petrol. I walked up to the man, my feet stepping along the cobbled floor. Then out of the blue past the gates and the car my eyes filled with scarlet, orange,…

I was 11 years old when my family and I set off on the greatest adventure that I have ever had. It was there, in Tanzania, where one of the world’s most wonderful spectacles would unfold right under my eyes – the Great Wildebeest migration.  That day I woke up to a glowing ember sun…

  The island is only a few metres away now, and the sea is thick with birds. The steely grey water laps against the boat, and with a gentle bump we hit the pier. Now the birds are swooping low around us, curious but still shy.    I step across the gap between boat and wall, before…

Lying on the hot golden sand in Cornwall with my mother next to me. I stare up at the white, soft, candyfloss clouds slowly wandering across the blue sky. There are also birds swiftly swirling and diving around the sky chirping away at marvellous melodies which are always changing but always becoming more intricate and…

A Voyage From Stockholm Movement. A gentle swaying beneath my feet. The deck creaking in the roll of the evening swell as we pull away from the harbour. I push myself up into a sitting position, varnished wood of the seat smooth beneath my hands, and gaze back at the skyline of Stockholm across the…