Scotland : The Islands

SCOTLAND : THE ISLANDS Scotland has over 790 offshore islands. The most well known of these are undoubtedly in the Hebrides, an archipelago comprising hundreds of islands off the northwest coast of Scotland. Divided into the Inner and Outer Hebrides groups, they are home to rugged landscapes, fishing villages and remote Gaelic-speaking communities. St. Kilda is … Read More

Scotland : Harris + The Shiants

SCOTLAND : HARRIS + THE SHIANTS Harris Scottish Gaelic: Na Hearadh is the southern and more mountainous part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Although not an island itself, Harris is often referred to as the Isle of Harris with 60% of its population speaking Gaelic. The Shiant Isles Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Mòra … Read More

Scotland : Islay + Jura

SCOTLAND : ISLAY + JURA The isle of Islay is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland and is probably most well known for its whisky production. Islay is the fifth largest of the islands of Scotland covering some 239 square miles (620 sq. Km) with over 3000 inhabitants. It’s terrain varies from … Read More

Scotland : Land + Coast

SCOTLAND : LAND + COAST Scotland’s landscape is dramatic, varied and often remote. However, most inhabitants live within only a couple of miles of the coast and wherever you are in Scotland, you are never more than 40 miles from the sea. The ten highest peaks in Britain are to be found in Scotland. In the west, … Read More

Africa : Landscapes

AFRICA : LANDSCAPES The continent of Africa covers some 11.7 million square miles and is the worlds second largest both in size and population and covers 6% of the earths total surface area. With the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic and Indian oceans to the west and the east it has a … Read More

Aerial

AERIAL Having seen some of the spectacular results from folk using their drones filming and taking pictures in the mountains I became interested in acquiring a drone for myself. At first the size and the camera limitations put me off. That was until I saw DJI release their Mavic 2 series. These had an improved … Read More

Chile

CHILE 2017 Fulfilling a lifelong ambition to travel to Chile was finally realised in 2017. By combining the intrigue and mystery of the remote Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in the Pacific Ocean with the spectacular scenery of Torres del Paine in Patagonia it was a visit of eye opening and breathtaking contrasts. The warm hospitality … Read More

Iceland

ICELAND I had the pleasure of visiting Iceland during the summer of 2014. A week and a half long drive took in the “Golden Circle”, the Westmann Islands and then further east along the south coast past the famous black beaches to the glacier lagoon at Jökulsárlón. With spectacular scenery, waterfalls and glaciers Iceland is … Read More

Isle of Man

ISLE OF MAN The Isle of Man, Ellan Vannin in Manx Gaelic, is a self governing Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between Ireland and Great Britain. Roughly 14 miles wide and 32 miles long it has a rich history being inhabited since 6,500BC.  The island’s parliament, Tynwald, has been in continuous existence since 979 or … Read More

Travel etc.

TRAVEL etc. Pictures from my travels around the world………