For my 50th birthday in 2001 I took a six month break and used much of it to travel the world. Some I did with Marilyn, my wife, but mostly I was on my own until met by two very good friends to walk Torres Del Paine in Southern Chile. That experience was fairly life changing. I resigned my senior position at work after a couple of bottles of great Argentinian wine and an evening of watching some brilliant tango at Tortino in Buenos Aires. Some five years later, after some ill health, I decided to work part-time and then to retire early and move to Cornwall.
I hope to share some of the experiences in this blog for those who might be interested.