So for the last few days, my walking partner, the Boss / the Mrs / the lady who puts up with me, has been plagued with a bad back, that has led to some moans and groans, and I am not referring to the good type, and quite a bit of pain. Therefore, we knew… Read More Back to a Mile from Home
There’s something about the coast that we cannot live without. Even on a blustery, greyish day, it pulls us to it. Today’s walk was a short one starting and finishing at Yaverland on the east coast of the Island. Commencing at grid reference SZ 61165 85229, as this is free parking, head towards Yaverland Sailing Club where… Read More Cliffs, Windmills & Marshes
So, this Autumnal sunshine is fantastic. Sundays are about getting outside and to be still able to get in some long walks on the Island, during weekends in October, in a t-shirt, is sublime. Today’s 12.3 miler was about completing part of the Island Famous (and a bit further afield) Tennyson Trail Trail Details We parked… Read More Autumn Sunshine, Dramatic Coastline, Rockets & History
As some of you may know, from my last post (The Lost Summer & Blackberries Everywhere), I have a rekindled passion for the great outdoors and getting outside. I love maps, planning a route and discovering something new. During this past week, I had read online about an app called ViewRanger, which comes on both… Read More ViewRanger GPS – A Review
So I must admit that I haven’t blogged in a very long time. In fact, February 2016 was the last time my fingers tapped out a post. Slay me down or dish out whatever other punishment you can think of but I’m back and something has inspired me over the last few weeks. I am… Read More The Lost Summer & Blackberries Everywhere
So this weekend was important for two reasons……the blog had a facelift (feedback welcomed) and more importantly I carried out my first event as a photographer, learning a lot. Dash & Splash 2015 was a charity event run in aid of Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat, where runners signed up to race a 5k route… Read More Dash & Splash 2015
Half a year ago you would have found me out with my Nikon D7000, trying to ensure my images were perfectly setup, technically correct and then afterwards pouring over the editing suite I used, usually Lightroom followed by either Photoshop or Perfect Effects 9. Over the last 6 months I feel that my photography has… Read More Is Your Photography Changing?
What is it about the coast? That magical area where the land meets the sea. I am lucky enough to live on an Island and I am surrounded by coastal zones of all types. If I think back over the last few months, I can usually guarantee that on my day off my camera and… Read More Coastal Dreams