Come Barefoot Exploring With Us
And rediscover the magic of life

When you were a kid did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up?

No? Neither did we.

But what happens when you're pushing fifty and you still don't know? You go barefoot exploring - that's what.

So, who are the Barefoot Explorers?

And why do we have a website?

We are a couple of friends who have annoyed known each other since high school, and we have a website because we once moved from Vryheid to Cape Town, South Africa, via the scenic route, in a bright red, oil guzzling, VW Kombi called Max.

What’s that got to do with anything, you may well ask. Well, a couple of years later, I installed some writing software onto the computer and I killed it – along with the diary, and every photo we had taken on that trip.

Including the one where the baboon refused to let us get into the Kombi at Golden Gate.

And the one where I dived off the high board in Aliwal North and lost my swimming costume top.

And the one where Annemarie slid on her backside down Paarl mountain, gaining momentum and swearing all the way.

Oh, and the one where we got chased off Durbanville golf course for practising Tai Chi on the green.

Then there was the time that Annemarie’s Aunt Bella almost got caught swimming in the water hazard in her underwear on the same course. Pity we never had a photo of that to lose.

The Barefoot ExplorersMan in the middle - Yogi

We’re currently living in a small village in Lincolnshire, England where we spend a lot of time exploring the local area on foot.

We have a Greyhound called Yogi who was never told they only need two twenty minute walks a day, so we walk A LOT!

As well as travelling around our local area and further afield, we're also exploring life through art, photography, writing and spirituality.

Our Art

Some of my favourite art forms are paper mache, polymer clay, and needle felting.

Our Photography

Okay, that should probably say Annemarie's photography. I've all but been banned from wielding a camera, I'm so bad at it. Annemarie loves it though and most of the photos on the website are hers.

Our Writing

This one's my baby. I do most of the writing on the website and I'm also plodding my way through my forth novel. I have a couple of non-fiction books in the pipeline too but, at the rate I'm going, I'll have to live to be 150 to get them all done.

Our Spirituality

This is something we are still both exploring. I'm currently studying the Bardic grade through the British Druid Order and Annemarie is very interested in Shamanism.

We are both Reiki masters.

So, that’s the Barefoot Explorers in a nutshell. The website is a diary of our adventures, and a way of sharing what we’re up to with friends and family.

Of course, this being the internet, anyone could stumble across our site. If that’s you, feel free to poke around our diary and have a virtual explore with us – bare feet optional


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