Magic on the St Lawrence River: Go whale watching in Quebec – it will leave you in awe

Published on on 4th September 2018

I stared into the horizon with baited breath; in front of me, the St Lawrence River was a sea of calm.

It had been spitting a little, and the ensuing mist had obscured the banks. Although in truth, at this spot – just off the shores of Tadoussac in Quebec – you’d be hard pressed to see from bank to bank anyway, so wide was the St Lawrence.

The location is important, because it’s at this spot that the river bed drops from around 50m to 250m, and where the freshwater from Lake Ontario meets the salty seawater from the Atlantic. Flowing into this mix is the icy Saguenay River.


Wiltshire’s charming villages are brimful with good restaurants – and it’s about time you visited for a gourmet weekend

Published on on 21st August 2018

When you think about gourmet holidays in the UK, there are a handful of destinations that will pop into your mind.

I can guarantee that Cornwall is one of them. But Wiltshire? Probably not.

Indeed, it’s one of those places that I’ve been to so many times to shop – it’s just an hour and half down the M4 from London – but have hardly ever stopped long enough to have lunch.