Two dogs, one van and a roll of film. We woke on the Sunday morning of our planned trip to Skye a few weeks ago to heavy snow in the village and cars struggling up the hill. My cold was abating but I was at the grumpy snotty stage and having walked the dogs we … More Winter on the Isle of Skye
Wildlife, Walks and Wonder When I was a child my mother would sit on the beach (obviously in an endless summer haze), taking photos on her Olympus Trip 35 of us playing in the sand. The camera came into my hands a few weeks ago and I took it on a trip to Glen Lyon, … More Glen Lyon on Film
Nazaré, Portugal We had four days free between coming into Portugal from Spain and being in Porto for the weekend, staying at a cousin’s apartment. An excited conversation with my Brazilian cousin, Chris, who had visited us in Scotland during the summer, was the catalyst for our journey to the fishing town of Nazaré. A … More Bicycles, Big waves and Beaches
‘Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world’ John Muir When we left Glasgow 4 weeks ago, a Spanish neighbour gave us a hand drawn map of interesting mountain ranges and remote areas to visit when we reached Spain. Our plan was to explore some of these areas on the way … More The Sierra de Guadarrama National Park
Goodbye Bristol! Bonjour Normandy! We left Bristol last week at 7am with my parents waving us off (very bleary eyed, but they had managed to dress, thank god). The drive to Dover was everything we didn’t expect. No traffic, no queues, no hold ups (even round the M25) and so we turned up, as usual, … More Bonjour Normandie!
We left Scotland 5 days ago and the first leg of the journey took us 390 miles south to the City of Bristol. We will be here for another few days before we head to Dover, for the ferry over to France. It is wonderful to have long lazy evenings in front of the fire … More Bristol