Following vehement recent criticism of shambolic Irish campsites, my blog post 'Glenariff Fights back' in July provided a glimpse of hope that things might be looking up. I had stumbled upon this site, in the Glenariff Forest Park, by accident. Mrs Kerr and I decided to spend the night and see if there really was… Continue reading Return to Glenariff – A New Hope?
Title: The Fireman Author: Joe Hill KFAA Rating: 78/100 Anyone who has followed this blog since its relatively recent inception will know that I (the Mr Kerr of the 'Kerr for an Adventure' partnership) enjoy a good read. I also particularly enjoy discovering new authors and reading their material for the first time. This is… Continue reading Book Review: The Fireman – Towering Inferno or Smoldering Ashes?
After completing a circuit of northern Spanish regions from Aragon through to Navarra, Castilla y Leon, Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria (in that order), our trusty campervan Stormie dutifully delivered us to our last provincial stop of this country - the delightful Basque region. It proved to be another truly beautiful location in which we barely… Continue reading Basque in the Euskadi Country
Well here we go again. With a great deal of trepidation and some prejudice misgivings I headed off for a weekend with some good friends to tackle another Irish campsite - Casey's Caravan and Camping Park in Downings, County Donegal. Mrs Kerr wisely stayed at home for this one. Casey's is located just on the… Continue reading Curious Case of Casey’s Caravan Park down in Downings Donegal
In my last blog post, 'Losing Battle in Leitrim' I was deliberately hard on the campsites of Ireland. I lambasted how inadequate and unworthy they were. As often is the case when I make bold statements, someone comes along and proves me wrong. I have happily stumbled across something which has returned my serve with… Continue reading Glenariff Fights Back
Mrs Kerr and I are very fortunate, some might even say spoilt, in that we have been able to travel around in our campervan, Stormie, to some amazing places around Europe. This has included the wilds of France, Spain and Portugal. A 'bug bear' of both of ours is that, despite being a very beautiful… Continue reading Losing Battle in Leitrim
Manzac Ferme could be a case study on how a campsite should be managed, a great example of making the best use of all your resources. On entering the site you feel straight away that’s it is extremely well maintained and loved. The owners are very helpful and friendly without being pushy and are readily… Continue reading A Ferme Recommendation in Dordogne
A lot of thought has gone into making Stormie cosy - lovely black curtains and seat covers and the matching bedding and sleeping bag all look fab and keep in the heat. My wonderful sister is even croquetting a beautiful Stormtrooper blanket to go in the van to keep us warm! As temperatures in the… Continue reading How to keep cool in a campervan
Kerr for an adventure? Yes please. As our blog title suggests, we like undertaking adventures. This particular adventure, in June 2017, had taken us into a few of the wilder, more remote and less travelled parts of Eastern Europe, including Ordesa in the Spanish Pyrenees and Peneda-Geres in northern Portugal. Our next destination in this… Continue reading Cares for an adventure?
During a visit to the French Pyrenees in 2016 I became fascinated by the alternative side of this immense natural frontier. What was it like across the other side of the mountain? Did a different country and language make any difference or was it more of the same? A border is after all only a… Continue reading National Parque de Ordesa – Come Over To The Other Side