It is a real pleasure to feature two travel highlights from Alan Passey. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!
If there's one place Alan Passey and his wife have fallen in love with it is India. But there's so much world to explore. Alan has become known for his cycling adventures, specifically cycling across Spain, and has received good reviews for his first travel book "Crossing Spain - wandering in the land of the bull".
Indigo sky morphed into dawn breaking cover onto Sutter. The chill smacked my cheeks. A steam vent hissed from the ‘Frisco underworld. Lonely figures hunched to the early shift.
Somewhere I heard a radio. Classical music. Songs I couldn’t tell. Heading away from the bay I found myself walking towards the radio, slowly getting louder.
Then there he was. Alone on an empty street, his voice chiming from the city walls sending deep rounded tones rolling out towards the morning. A tenor, singing for himself. For the joy of singing, and the solitary wanderer who just might happen by.
Hey guys - We got this. She shouted at the window as they came dragging a dustbin and carrying a long stick.
We stuffed towels into the daylight streaming under the door just as the snake snuck by towards the adjoining outhouse.
It almost made it. Our saviour flipped the stick, hooking the snake into the bin and slamming the lid down tight as it climbed the wall.
We’ll show this to Hank. She grinned. Local snake man.
At dinner, Hank appeared at the door. The snake curling around his hand.
He’s real friendly, he said.
We couldn’t have moved faster.