March 2009 - The Headwater Moments Travel Blog
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Bikes For Africa

Headwater’s Bikes For Africa campaign has got off to a flying start. ‘Recycle’ is a charitable organisation that collects old and used bikes, or bits and pieces thereof, and sends them to places in Africa where they can be reconditioned, reassembled and used by the locals. Not only are Headwater sending hundreds of spare parts […]

Travel Photos

Photographs are the perfect way to record and remember your travels, and taking the perfect shot takes the sort of dedication that most of us don’t have the time for. Lucky then, that some people who are brilliant at it are  happy to share their travels and expertise.  

The Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul has to be one of the most stimulating shopping experiences around. There is something compelling about the smells, colour and noise that make it very difficult not to buy something. Vendors can be incredibly persuasive.

Passengers First!

Well it’s about time. The watchdog organisation that looks after rail complaints is now to have its remit extended to look after air passengers as well. Passenger Focus is a publicly funded body and will force airports and airlines to publish performance measures that will reveal how good a job they are doing, and also […]

India’s Festival of Colour

Everyone loves a good festival. Being a spectator and even better – a participant – in a local festival is enthralling, exhilarating and completely unforgettable, even more so if you are lucky enough to happen upon them by accident. In the next few days there will be some very colourful people wandering around in India. […]

The Alaskan Iditarod

It’s that time again, when packs of dogs and intrepid adventurers pit their wits against the Alaskan wilderness.  The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race takes place every year in Alaska, and kicks off again on March 7th.

Greek Picnics

While walking along a country track in the foothills of the White Mountains of western Crete a few years back, the rasp of cicadas was loud along the broad valley we were following.  It was a good day. Blue sky, fresh air and still. It was approaching noon. The grass was beginning to bleach in the stonger sunshine as […]

Tat Corner

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a souvenir as “a thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place or event”. For many years now there has been a corner of the mezzanine level at Headwater that is given over to a collection of classic souvenirs brought back by various people from research, contracting and […]