Merry Xmas & Happy New Year!



My back pack is decorated just like my own mobile Xmas Tree!

On Xmas Day I begin a 10 day unassisted trek around the Torres del Paine in Chile, South America.  This Scottish girl can’t quite believe she is about to realise her ultimate travel dream of many years – The Torres del Paine!

Carrying 10 days of food with all camping and cooking equipment is heavy!

Of course being the Scottish lass that I am, I still have a 2 litre box of red wine packed and a wee bottle of whisky for the bells!  On the 1st Jan 2016 I will be celebrating the 5am sunrise over the magnificent Torres del Paine with a nip of whisky!  Cheers to each and everyone of you and wishing you a truly magnificent 2016!  Thank you for being in my life.

Spare a thought for the many people on their own this Xmas & New Year, especially young adults coming out of the care system and the elderly.  Perhaps you can squeeze another chair around your table.

Love you all!


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Torres del Paine

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6 thoughts on “Merry Xmas & Happy New Year!

  1. On Christmas day and thereafter, I’ve thought of you throughout the days, with hopeful wishes that you are warm and fed and welcomed by strangers, Love you and wish I were there riding alongside with you. Happy New Year, Isbel.

  2. Thinking of you and wishing you a joyous adventure filled with beauty and the love of nature. Here’s to 2016 and more adventures shared by one awesome Scottish lass!

  3. Lori Ann Cook-Lloyd says:

    Happy New Year Isbel! I enjoy reading your adventures. Come to the U.S. ✌️ Lori.

  4. Debbie Flewers says:

    Happy new year to you Ishbel

  5. Ishbel, my friend and I ran into you on the way up to the Torres on New Year’s Eve and then again on New Year’s Day as you headed out on The Circuit, Take Two. I hope it was a great hike and that your feet enjoyed the break from pedaling. Best wishes for an adventurous 2016, and drop a line if you make it up to Portland, OR.

    • Anne!!! Really awesome to receive your message! How was the rest of your trip? I know I saw the towers when I first began the walk but thought I’d end the walk with the same view! Was knackered by the end and spent way too much money on beer at the Torres Hotel waiting for the bus to arrive ha ha
      Ishbel x

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