Duxford Air Show – 10 Sep 22

Every year, the Imperial War Museum (IWM) at Duxford Airfield hosts a number of air shows. The event in September, billed as the Battle Of Britain Air Show, commemorates that event in WW2 and remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice during that battle. The airfield is the former RAF Duxford and was the wartime…

A First Time For Everything – Part 2

At home, Lyn an I are enthusiastic cyclists and Norfolk, being fairly flat, lends itself to some relaxing routes. Keswick and the Lakes is different, but with the increased availability of E-Bikes to rent, cycling has become a more accessible activity. On a bright sunny day (yes, another one!) we met friends Geoff and June…

A First Time For Everything – Part 1

Normally our Lake District visits involve walking, walking and more walking, oh, and a bit of photography! Our latest trip was different in a number of ways. Firstly we stayed for two weeks rather than one. Secondly, for the first week anyway, we were going to be tourists. We would do things and visit places…

We’re Off Walking ……..Again – Part 2

We are walking the first seven stages of the Southwest Coast Path and have reached Woolacombe, our next night stop. (See Part 1 for the story of the first 4 days) The weather forecast for the next leg of our walk predicted heavy rain and 50mph winds, however as we set off, yes it was…

We’re Off Walking………Again! – Part 1

Restrictions on travel and lockdowns over the last two years have meant that our Point to Point walks were stopped in their tracks. Indeed we have not done one of these journeys since our aborted attempt at the Cleveland Way in North Yorkshire in 2019. So it was with great excitement that we arrived in…

Whitby Workshop

Whitby is a seaside resort on the east coast of North Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk, which unusually, flows out into the North Sea in a northerly direction. This means that the town, which is built around the estuary faces north and has an east and west pier. The explorer, Captain James…

Helping Out

We are back in the Lake District, staying in our usual place in Keswick. I know we were only here in November last year but this is different. We have never visited in March. I have all my camera gear with me but the main focus of the week is to recce some walking routes…

Glencoe – November 2021

A couple of years ago we walked into Glencoe on the route of our West Highland Way walk and were both struck by its rugged beauty and atmosphere. In the autumn of 2021 I was lucky enough to return on a Photographic Workshop run by Sarah Howard of Image Seen Photography. Whilst Lyn stayed in…

The Peak District

Every year our Ramblers Group organise a long weekend of walking in the Peak District of England. We had decided not to go this year, having been for the previous three (except for 2020 when Covid was rampant) but at the last moment we had a change of mind and managed to book a small…

Barnard Castle – Part 2

Barnard Castle sits at the gateway to the Tees Valley. It is an area as lovely as the Yorkshire Dales an hour to the south, but it seems less popular, judging by the number of tourists around. We were there for a week long walking break with friends from our Ramblers Group. Up until now,…