Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Spot the Otter


Ella and I were on the beach at Druidston Haven in Pembrokeshire last week. We were lucky enough to see an otter very close up, about 10m away. It sat and watched us for a while and then wanderered off. I have never seen one this closely before, it seemed almost tame.
Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lego Calmac Ferry


I promised Joel that I would make a Caledonian MacBrayne ferry out of lego. This is not an easy task when you only have limited amounts of lego. Anyway here is my first attempt, it is vaguely based on the MV Loch Nevis. It even has a ramp that goes up and down to load the cars!
Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 19, 2010

Arran Panorama


Recently spent a night up on the Arran ridge. This is the classic panoramic view from Casteal Abhail
Posted by Picasa

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Just got back from the West Coast again. Here are a couple of panoramas which try to do justice to the wonderful weather


Posted by Picasa

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday, May 03, 2010

Mighty Conifers


We have spent many an afternoon wandering around Ardkinglas gardens at the head of Loch Fyne. This tree, a mighty Silver Fir never fails to amaze me, it is over 10 metres in girth and has 4 seperate trunks, each of which must be 40 metres or more high. If you do ever visit, dont forget to have a plate of prawns afterwards at Loch Fyne Oysters up the road, and have a pint of Avalanche from Loch Fyne Ales.
Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Swing near Wimberry

The kids playing on a rope swing, underneath the cliffs at Wimberry.
Posted by Picasa

Monday, April 19, 2010

Jubilee in the Gloaming


Looking over towards Jubilee from Crompton Moor on another ash filled evening.
Posted by Picasa

Friday, April 09, 2010

Hadrians Wall part 3


For some reason I have been to Hadrians Wall again, that is 3 times this year so far. Ella and I had a lovely sunny day touring round the best bits of the wall, here we are enjoying the weather.
Posted by Picasa

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Lovely morning in Gordale


When I want a morning out and I cant decide where to go, I often end up in Gordale. I usually climb up the waterfall before the crowds arrive and find my favourite spot looking down the gorge, crack open a big flask of coffee and I am a happy man.
Posted by Picasa

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Stac Pollaidh


Stac Pollaidh is the finest little mountain in the UK, I think a night up on its ridge is called for this year.
Posted by Picasa

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Delhi is a busy place


The picture says it all really. Old Delhi is a crazy place, the sights and smells are incomparable. I advise not to stand still for very long, or you will find a group of people surrounding you wanting to take you to their Uncles carpet emporium, or sell you nice DVD, or take all your money, or give you a ride in their tuk-tuk to avoid road closure due to demonstration, or read you fortune, or.... you get the idea.
Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 22, 2010

Bored in Transit


I am sat in Dubai Airport Business Lounge at the moment and I am very bored. The only thing to do is eat all the free food, another breakfast is calle for. They have the usual western fare, but whoever invented chicken sausages should be locked up, cant wait to get back home for some nice cumberland instead.
Posted by Picasa

Friday, March 19, 2010

Working in exotic places

I am off to Delhi for a few days next week. Hopefully I can manage to bring one of these back in my suitcase. Ideal transport for the M62 from Milnrow over to Leeds.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Google Streetview

View Larger Map

View Larger Map

Now Google Streetview has gone live for the UK, all I can do is sit here and tour round the county. Here are a couple of nice spots, Elgol and Sligachan on Skye

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lighting up time

Took part in the Illuminating Hadrians Wall event yesterday, coverage is in all over the press today. It is was rather cold on Steel Rigg, until I lit the burner. Photos of my burner alight are on the Guardian website (photos 1 and 5)

Update: I am in the first picture in the Journal website article
Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 08, 2010

Spring Snow

Enjoyed a stunner of a day in the North Pennines today, lots of snow above 500m. Not a breath of wind and wall to wall sun shine.
Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, March 03, 2010


A rare family photo, I am usually taking the pictures!
Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 01, 2010

Still snowy

It is still snowy on the hills here, Joel and I have been for a walk on Lad Law near Widdop today
Posted by Picasa