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Paddy, Plunkett and the Fish Pond

Wait a second... FISH POND? I thought the boys were off to Senegal! Apparently not. They were all set to go, but as they headed down the coast, they were won over to the idea of a quiet day at the seaside. Then... "Hey, what's that weird-looking building in among the rocks?" Once again, the … Continue reading Paddy, Plunkett and the Fish Pond

Explorer Beastie’s Easter

Hello everybody! Sorry we're a little late this week... We've been off enjoying ourselves over the Easter (or BEASTer) break! Still, the upside is that I had a camera handy for most of it - care to see some holiday snaps? Our first full day away was last Saturday, and we spent it in style... … Continue reading Explorer Beastie’s Easter

Coast to Coast

Hey there everybody! It's great to be back after our little blogging break - and Explorer Beastie and I even had time to squeeze in a quick adventure while we were away! On Saturday, we took a trip right across the top of the island of Ireland to spend an afternoon in the beautiful rugged … Continue reading Coast to Coast

Paddy and Plunkett at Clovelly Harbour - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Paddy and Plunkett in Lovely Clovelly!

Phew! It's been a busy old day... Hence the slightly later than usual posting time! Fortunately, the subject matter for today's post is a lazy stroll around one of the prettiest and most unusual places that Paddy and Plunkett have visited in a long time. Welcome to Clovelly, a village in northern Devon which has … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett in Lovely Clovelly!

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Paddy and Plunkett – A RAIL Good Time!

Well, these two certainly don't hang around in one place for very long! After exhausting the entertainment possibilities of their own attic a couple of weeks ago, Paddy and Plunkett decided that the time was right to hit the road again. Next thing I knew, they were sending me pictures from Devon, in south-west England! … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett – A RAIL Good Time!

Explorer Beastie by the Sea, Fanad Head - CrawCrafts Beasties

Back to the Wild North West!

Explorer Beastie's been a bit quiet lately, hasn't he? But he always likes to take advantage of the post-Christmas lull to do a spot of out-of-town adventuring, and last week found both of us up in Donegal again, treading a slightly different path from the one we took this time last year. Actually, this breaking … Continue reading Back to the Wild North West!

Paddy and Plunkett at Porec Harbour - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties

Paddy and Plunkett in Poreč

It's starting to feel decidedly wintry here in Beastie Towers these last few days - the trees outside are almost bare, and the sun seems to be getting up ever later every morning, and having A LOT of early nights! So I'm sure you can understand why I was very happy to discover this last … Continue reading Paddy and Plunkett in Poreč

Beasties… On the Rocks!

Last time we caught up with Paddy and Plunkett, those globetrotting little monsters appeared to be living it up in the sunshine somewhere. But now... Have they hit the slopes for a spot of skiing? Ha! Nope. What you're seeing is actually a beautiful rocky beach in Croatia, where the limestone "shelves" have been scrubbed … Continue reading Beasties… On the Rocks!

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The Wild West Coast

It's time to hit the road with Explorer Beastie again! Last time the pair of us were in Donegal (the most north-westerly county in Ireland) we chose to head to its northernmost point. This time around, we decided to see how far west we could go before we fell into the sea. Since we were … Continue reading The Wild West Coast

Cliff Climbs and Fun Times

It's been a while since Explorer Beastie got out anywhere, hasn't it? So, when we were offered the chance to get away for a day and see The Gobbins Cliff Path in beautiful Co. Antrim, we were both pretty excited! We'd heard a lot about this place from other people... and from other Beasties, too. … Continue reading Cliff Climbs and Fun Times