Travel writing

I find that family life and travel writing aren’t a good mix, so these days I ration myself to no more than two or three trips a year. It does sometimes make for pain when you have to turn down tempting offers when they come in. On Sunday I’m off to Jersey to do some sea kayaking and, among other things, pick potatoes (why not?). It should be good, but then today I’ve been offered a trip to France that would include canoeing in the Gorges of the Ard├Ęche, which I’ve wanted to do for ages… Maybe next year.