My parents were in the Royal Air Force. I moved to an RAF base in Aden (in what is now Yemen) when I was six months old, and lived in Germany from the age of 8 to 11. That seems to have led to an insatiable curiosity about the world. I met my wife on a rail tour of the Soviet Union. My tastes run mainly to cool and mountainous areas: Iceland, Ireland, Nepal, New Zealand, Patagonia, and the Antarctic, but I also spend some time in warmer climes such as Bermuda or Djibouti.
Many of my pictures (of Antarctica, Arizona, Bermuda, Cuba, Ethiopia, Ireland and Quebec) are on Flickr. Follow the links below to read more:
I spent a week hiking on Skye in April 2017. The first day we did a moderate walk through the Quiraing, the next day we had a rest and saw Dunvegan Castle, a weaving workshop, and had a drink at … Continue reading →
For part of my Birthday celebrations, I hired a steamboat on Lake Windermere for the day! The boat was the Shamrock, an 110-year-old 46-ft long saloon launch, which was built on Windermere for use on Windermere and which has never … Continue reading →
When I say that I spent three weeks on holiday in Bolivia, the first question is always: “Why Bolivia?” My son and I began planning the trip with a few filters: Our schedules meant that May was convenient for us … Continue reading →
Don’t get me wrong – the Hurtigruten (“Fast Route”) cruise up the Norwegian Coast from Bergen to the Russian border at Kirkenes, is a great trip which deserves its place in a list of “100 things you should do before … Continue reading →
Cuba Cruise In December 2014 Meg, Kate and I did a cruise around Cuba. We had a few hours to explore Havana, which had some fine old buildings: …. and some which were in dire need of repair: … Continue reading →
We went to The Netherlands in January 2015. We loved the place. It was just so … Dutch. All the cliches were absolutely true – the canals, the bicycles, the cheese, the art, design aesthetic. The people were friendly, the … Continue reading →