Islay and Jura – photo story

Images from our time on the magical islands of Islay and Jura in the Inner Hebrides. For more about Islay, please see my recent blog post.  

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Islay, Queen of the Hebrides

This week brings a welcome pause in our nomadic existence with a long weekend in London, then two weeks camped just east of Edinburgh, near the picturesque village of Aberlady. The London trip was mostly about seeing far flung friends and life admin, but the sheer luxury of our flat after two months on the…

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Isle of Harris

We have been travelling for over seven weeks now, winding through the craggy peaks and heather wrapped slopes of the Highlands and the Inner Hebrides. My eye has become so accustomed to the wide open skies and the lonely mountain vistas of this land that memories of my London home seem distant in the extreme.…

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Glencoe to Eilean Donan castle

We continue to travel north and west this week into a landscape which becomes steadily wilder and more dramatic. The mountain peaks hunch ever higher into a lowering grey sky which brings squalls of rain and colder temperatures. The bluebells of spring have given way to fuschia spikes of native foxgloves and great drifts of…

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Isle of Mull, Kerrera, Staffa and Iona

My favourite images from the Inner Hebrides. Take a look at my blog post to read more about what we did while we were there.

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Isle of Mull

Has it been a week already? Surely a year, or a day? I’m not sure. Travel does that it seems. Last Sunday seems like a distant island in my memory, but maybe only moments have passed. These last few days have mostly been spent on the Isle of Mull. We boarded the CalMac ferry from…

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The Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies

Wednesday, half way through the working week and what I’ve decided is going to be my catch up day. Nine months on the road gives you a lot of material to work with! So here’s one from May this year… If you’re ever passing between Glasgow and Edinburgh you would be wise to take a…

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The English Lakes – photo story

Images from our time in the Lakes, May 2017. Click on an image to see a larger version.

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The Lake District

Inspiration to artists and writers for centuries, the Lakes are somewhere I’ve been trying to return to for many years. Many of my childhood holidays were spent here and the dramatic landscape made a lasting impression on my young mind. Even saying the place names aloud stirs a whisper of excitement in the soul, the…

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The Great American Eclipse

In August 2017 we travelled with a group of friends to Missouri to watch the total solar eclipse. A few years previously we had spotted that the parents of an old friend lived on a farm, right in the path of totality. Right there and then we made a plan, and thanks to the generosity…

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Bluebells

We have followed the bluebells towards the midnight sun. The journey started, tentatively, in Sussex. Since then we have migrated north, quickly at first through familiar territory, then more slowly as we broke free of the urban tangle of Manchester, through the Dales, then finally leaving the M6 for the soaring peaks of the Lakes.…

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Koh Lanta – photo story

In 2018 we spent three months living in Koh Lanta, Thailand. For most of that time we worked at a local dive company (check out the Dive Buddies photo story for more) but it’s also where we rescued Little Bean.

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Dive buddies – photo story

During our time in Koh Lanta, Thailand, we completed our Divemaster training. It’s a pretty tough course where you’re diving almost every day, helping with the dive business, assisting instructors and eventually guiding your own customers. I wish I’d taken more pictures of the people we met but the course was intensive, and most days,…

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Koh Rong Samloem – photo story

We spent two months on the tiny island of Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia, working at a resort called Lazy Beach. These are some of my favourite images from our time there.

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Little Bean

It was just another visit to the tiny waterfront grocery shop opposite our flat. Nothing much was moving in the heat of the afternoon and I had wandered in to pick up some cheap beer and puzzle again at the strange and exotic packages on offer. I heard the high pitched cries as I wandered…

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