May Flowers and Showers: Lockdown Diary – Part 3

It is the last day of April, the warm sunny month has given way to a cool overcast atmosphere and much needed rain (for the garden anyway). Rain Beckons – Stormy Sunrise The Lockdown continues…….or does it?  On a recent bike ride I crossed a bridge over the main route into Norwich and noted more traffic…

Lockdown Diary -Part 2

It is Easter Saturday as I start on this blog.  We are nearly three weeks into Lockdown, a term which, according to recent news stories, some people, including one or two of our leaders, have chosen to ignore, or at least bend the meaning of, to achieve their own ends. Spring is definitely “sprung”, the…

Lockdown Diary – March

A new lexicon of words and phrases has entered our vocabulary in recent weeks, lockdown, social distancing and self isolating, to list a few. With no travel anywhere, we are getting used to a way of living that has not been seen here in over 150 years, . Effectively we, as a population, with all the…

Home Thoughts

The past three years have seen us travelling down under for an extended winter break.  In 2020 we are spending the winter at home.  This has given me the opportunity to explore our village and the surrounding area on foot in the depth of winter. We live in Wicklewood, a small village about 12 miles…

A Day At The Seaside

I had a day out recently, to the North East Norfolk coast, specifically to the small village of Overstrand and then on to Cromer. The intention was to shoot some seascape images from ideas in the book “Photographing East Anglia” by Justin Minns. The wind was forecast to be quite strong, in excess of 30kts…

Another Flying Visit

“Have you been away again?” That was a question I was asked recently by a friend at my local running club after missing another training night.  The answer was yes, we joined our local Ramblers group in their annual visit to the Derbyshire Peak District. Our base for this long weekend of walking was the…

Canals and Rivers

After the battering we received on Graig Fan Ddu ridge the other day it was time for something a little more relaxing.  The weather had relented somewhat and had blessed us with some occasional autumn sunshine as we made our way firstly to Abergavenny for a look round and coffee, then on to Brecon. It…

On The Border

I am not about to write a critique about the Eagles album of the same name, but this is about a week away for us in the lovely village of Usk on the border of England and Wales. Usk sits on the river of the same name and is located in the south east corner…

Dorset and the Jurassic Coast

Occasionally I try and participate in a Landscape photography workshop in a part of the country I have never visited or am not familiar with.  This year I joined a workshop on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast and the base for this workshop is Swanage.  I have a very  vague memory of a family holiday here over…

Wildlife Watching

Sadly we only had one full day in Vancouver before moving on to the next stop in our short visit to the west coast, this time to Tofino on Vancouver Island. This involved a 90 minute ferry crossing and a three hour drive across the island to reach our destination. Tofino is a small village…