Tinas Travels


I lived in Scotland for 15 years and ran a B&B and tearoom at Dunnet Head, the most northerly point of the UK mainland, with my then partner, Brian Sparks.   From there I launched the North Highland Way, a 150 mile walking route from John o Groats to Durness.

I also contributed to walks on the North Highland Way through Walking World.

Looking for links between Scotland and Spain, I came upon the Dons of Westray

I have recently started to log my experiences in chronological order from the day I moved into Windhaven in March 2000 to when I left in October 2014 with a very recent article about the North of Scotland for GetOutside.

Northern Ireland

During the Spanish summer school in July 2018, we went to the Spanish chestnut tree in Cairncastle on the North Antrim coast in Northern Ireland!  We had a great tour… I may even write it up one day!  You can join the Hispanic Society of Carrickfergus and join us on such tours.  The next one will be to the Alhama de Granada in Spain in April 2019.


Alhama de Granada

Salobreña castle… source Wiki Commons

Alhama de Granada is a beautiful little town away from the bustle of the coast of Malaga.  The chasm and the bird life is amazing. I will be leading a tour there on 12th December 2018 from either Competa or Algarrobo Costa.

Eye on Spain… I have contributed to several blogs on Eye on Spain.

I am also a member of Costa Women and together we did a Virtual Tour of Spain.

I also have blogs on This is Spain

I wrote a blog when I was in Spain in April 2018 with a group of people.

Travels through history

I contributed to the Travels Thru History web page with romantic castles in Spain.


I climbed Kilimanjaro in 1994 on my 40th birthday with Brian Sparks.  It was good fun… you can read about it here.


I spent a wonderful month in France, in Monfaucon, two hours south of Toulouse.  I will be working on this project in February 2019, but meanwhile, here is the map of the places I visited.

Carrickfergus to Carcassone

Coming soon… the updated version of Carrickfergus to Carcassone

This is the route


I have been to Mexico twice.. and written logs… they will appear here soon… check back regularly.


I have just found the newsletters of the “Hash House Harriers” we did in Libya and lots of books on Libya with photos….check back for info! We also went on the H3 in Bali….

I have also travelled in Dubai, Australia, the USA three times, Hong Kong, Bali and Libya.


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