Lanzarote Canaries

Lanzarote Canaries

Lanzarote, is one of the canary Islands off the coast of Africa. Close enough for the Sahara sand to blow to the islands in huge amounts.  It is largely volcanic and in relative terms has has recent eruptions . The greatest recorded eruptions occurred between 1730 and...

Osprey at Ravensthorpe

Ravensthorpe Reservoir is somewhere I visit at least once a week. It is a nice walk with lots of wildlife to see and hear. If you are lucky you may spot otters, foxes, and a variety of birds some fairly rare.   On this day (8th May 2019) it was very grey, stormy...
Rutland Water

Rutland Water

Reed Bunting Rutland Water – Rutland   Visit to the Egelton Bird Watching Centre on 24th April 2019   https://www.rutlandwater.org.uk/   Rutland Water is BIG! Not something you do in a day, however more importantly it is somewhere you may visit...
Duxford IWM April 2019

Duxford IWM April 2019

Walk through the same hangars and buildings as those who served at RAF Duxford. See aircraft take to the skies from the airfield that Spitfires first flew. And get up close to over a century of aviation with hundreds of aircraft and objects on display. source:- ...
Nikon D7200 – New Camera!

Nikon D7200 – New Camera!

On Saturday 16th March 2019 I purchased a new camera body, a Nikon D7200 replacing my old faithful Nikon D80. I had deliberated for some time but my growing feeling of loosing out finally came to a head. I had noticed for some time that certain images posted on Flickr...
Sparrowhawk Visit

Sparrowhawk Visit

On the 6th March 2019 whislt preparing breakfast I realise that the bird in the garden is not the usual pigeon foraging. I realise it is in fact a Sparrowhawk with a kill,  and it was engrossed in eating its catch.  I rush upstairs to get my camera, luckily it had not...
Titchwell RSPB Reserve

Titchwell RSPB Reserve

On 26th February 2019 I made my 1st visit to the RSPB reserve at Titchwell North Norfolk. The weather was amazing and had been for days previous. Clear blue sky and 17 degrees on the beach (in February).  ...
London Days Out

London Days Out

London   Obviously, London is a huge city ( current population about 8.8 million) and many weeks could be spent exploring it. On most visits I end up walking in excess of 12 miles whilst exploring.  I live close enough to visit regularly, especially in the...
North Norfolk

North Norfolk

Although I love walking/climbing mountains and hills one of my favourite places to walk is the beaches around the Brancaster/Wells area of Norfolk. I have now visited the area many times and this selection of images spans those visits.  The 1st images shows Wells...
The Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters

SEVEN SISTERS Who needs to go to Cumbria, Wales or Scotland to climb mountains? You can do it on the south coast. I read about this walk in a walking magazine. So over the summer holidays 2011, decided to do it. You start the walk in Seaford or Eastbourne. I chose...
Week 28th January to 3rd February

Week 28th January to 3rd February

Week 28th January to 3rd February   Monday   Visit to The Summer Leys Nature Reserve    https://www.wildlifebcn.org/summer-leys   Summer Leys is a local nature reserve at Wollaston in the Upper Nene Valley, in Northamptonshire, England. It was a bitter...
Thoughts about Meta Verses etc.

Thoughts about Meta Verses etc.

These are a series of items that I wrote back in 2009/10 in relation to my interest in Virtual Worlds and learning.   The Metaverse is our collective online shared space, created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical reality and physically persistent...
Helvelyn

Helvelyn

Helvelyn   The day I chose to walk up Helvelyn  it was cloudy but not cold. I decide to make the accent from Glenridding  (NY 38310 17012) elevation 173 m. There is a large public car park with toilet facilities. In the car park towards the top right corner is a...
Scafell Pike 2011

Scafell Pike 2011

SCAFELL PIKE –  APRIL 2011   This walk began at Wasdale Head car park (NY18720 08502) elevation 79 m. There is a shop, toilet facilities and a hotel and pub here so everything you could want. The drive to Wasdale Head along Wast Water is spectacular. I did...
Snowdon

Snowdon

My 1st walk up Snowdon was in the summer of 2010. I chose the Watkin Path  because I had read that it was the most scenic route. I was very unprepared for the ‘walk’ ahead. I should explain, I was then 59 and have a mild heart condition and was not...