DORSET COAST AMBLE
My travel highlight… was a wintr y walk along the coastline in Dorset. The stretch of path between Lulworth Cove and Mupe Bay is only open to the public on certain days, and we were sharing it with hundreds of ultra-marathon runners. What made it particularly memorable was the stillness: the sea was like a millpond, with no movement whatsoever, and the steely colours – dr y grassland, metallic sea and grey sky – looked like a painting. And Mupe Bay and its chalk cliffs are just as incredible as the famous Lulworth Cove. My low moment… was my birthday – on a Greek ferr y, with nothing but an appalling ham and cheese toastie to celebrate with. In 2019 I am most excited about… planning my first visit to Sri Lanka, inspired by my colleague Ror y’s trip (see right).