Enthusiastic swimmer Helen Walne has an island-hopping Greek holiday with a difference. Here’s how to have a wild swimming adventure in Mathraki.
As a kid, I wanted to be a game ranger. I dreamt about wearing khaki and showing people that you can, in fact, eat buck droppings. I scraped through biology at high school and still can't tell the difference between mitochondria and hypochondria. I have lived in Argentina and Scotland and have travelled through Croatia, France, the United States, Spain and the Netherlands. However, my favourite destinations are in my own country, where the people are warm, the scenery is big and the weather makes Greece look like Shropshire. I have eaten buck droppings. They taste of grass.Follow @helen_walne
Helen Walne inherited Lily, a dog that had once been buried alive. Fully recovered, the two of them took a trip from Cape Town to Cradock in search of great pet-friendly pitstops along the way.