Glen Tanar and the Eastern Cairngorms We spent a few days with our retired rescue Greyhounds Valerie and Michael, in the Eastern Cairngorms enjoying winter sunshine, a perfect Airbnb bothy and country walks in beautiful forests. Follow us on a photographic journey. Photos: Pentax Espio 120 compact with Fuji Superia 400 35mm film and iPhone … More Bothies, Glens and Greyhounds.
A Small Walk With A Big Reward The stories I write about long distance walking always seem to start with a tragedy. My aim is to do another long distance Scottish trail in 2018 not because I feel I need to but because something amazing has happened and I would like some time on my … More The Berwickshire Coastal Path – A photo journey.
“One of the most important days of my life, was when I learned to ride a bicycle.” Michael Palin Quite often I love to have weekends away from home on my own. A mini-break for one. Going somewhere I haven’t been before, doing things I’ve never done. If you’ve read any of my previous posts … More Cycling on the Isle of Colonsay
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
The Arran Coastal Way The Arran Coastal Way circumnavigates the beautiful Isle of Arran off the West Coast of Scotland. The 65mile (108km) circular walk takes in stunning scenery from beautiful villages, mountains, white sandy beaches to the remote north of the island. In June this year, my friend Victoria and I decided to walk … More Ambling around Arran
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