Sunday, 31 October 2010

Morris Dancers

These are the Morris Dancers perfroming in the Market Square one evening. Have great day!

Saturday, 30 October 2010


Isn't bread wonderful?!!! Wherever I go I am  amazed at the differrent varieties, colours and shapes of it I see. This picture was taken at Ponteland Farmer's Market in Northumberland. Have a great day now.

Friday, 29 October 2010

The Dolomites

This is Debra our guide when we were walking in the Dolomites.  Although she speaks German like the rest of the the population in the South Tyrol she is an Italian citizen. Although fiercly proud of her Austrian roots these people want to remain in Italy as they have their own radio and TV stations. There are even some valleys where they speak Ladan, an ancient form of Germain Latin. Have a good day now.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Seven Sisters Waterfall

Not many waterfalls are over a thousand feet high but the Seven Sisters in the 15 mile Gieranger Fiord  in Norway is one of them. I hope your day turns out to be everything you hope for.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Sardinia Mural

Here's another one of those murals from Sardinia. I love theway the artist has painted the man and horse in black and white and put the local man in front. The icing on the cake is that artist has also painted in the man's shadow, a very clever touch. Have a great Wednesday.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Isle of Man Railway

This is the Port Douglas railway station on the Isle of Man. This is a cracking little train with engines dating from the nineteenth century. Have lovely day wherever you are.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Lobster potting, Amble, Northumberland

This a lobster fisherman hauling in his pots off Amble, Northumberland. That's not the horizon behind him but the five foot swell we were out in. Not at all rough but still quite worrying! Have a great day wherever you are.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Hadrian's Wall

This is one of the first photographs I ever took when I decided to try and make a living out of my camera. It was actually shot on colour slide (Velvia) and I scanned it into my computer. As you can see it's a bit grainy! The image is Hadrian's Wall near Blackcarts on the old Military Road. Have a great Sunday wherever you are. 

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Belford Village, Northumberland

This is the view of our village from the top of the church tower. It doesn't look like this today! Wet and miserable and quite cold. I hope it's warmer where you are.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Sardinia Murals

Here's another one of those murals in Tinnura in Sardinia. I rather like this village as there are some thirty of these scattered around on the walls and each has some quirky element added n to them. I this case it's his boots which have been cemented in to the wall. Have a lovely day and a great weekend.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Isle of Staffa

As promised yesterday here is the Isle of Staffa with Fingal's Cave on the right. The Basalt hexagonal pillars so evident on The Giant's Causeway are clearly seen. Take care now and have a great day.

The Giant's Causeway, Ulster

This is the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. A wonderful place with wonderful people. Look out for the Isle of Staffa and Fingal's Cave tomorrow, the other end of the causway!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

In the rigging

This was taken from halfway up the main mast on Royal Clipper. I wanted to go up to the crow's nest but they wouldn't let me! Have a great day now wherever you are.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Market in Mallorca

I just love continental markets with their same day freshness. I often wonder what they must think of our fruit and vegetables when they come over here. This one is in the tiny village of Campos in Mallorca. Have a great day now.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Blister stop in the Desert

This is a blister stop in the middle of the Jordanian desert. I'm off to Birmingham today for The Cruise Show and won't be back until Sunday so my next post will be on Monday morning. for the thousands of you who follow this blog please accept my apologies!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Belford in the snow

This is Belford in the snow last year. Very beautiful but the aftermath was pretty bad with the damage caused to property etc.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Deck Jacuzzi

This the deck of Royal Clipper somewhere in the Caribbean. Just thought I'd put it on to cheer me up as the winter gloom sets in! Have a great day and enjoy yourself!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Well in Menorca

This well is in Ferreires, Menorca. It was built by the Moors in 900 .D. and the towns peope have used it ever sines. How amazing is that?

Monday, 11 October 2010

Fish factory, Norway

This is a fish factory in northern Norway. I just love the grass roof! take care now for me.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Medieval Buidlings

I am so envious of the European towns and cities that have kept their old buildings. These are at Vannes in the square near the church. Well I think I may have thrown off the bug but one is never sure! Have a great day. I am of to North Berwick this morning to interview Maggie Shadden the warden on  the Bass for Scottish Field.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Lofoten Isalnds

This is Svolver in the Lofoeten Islands. It never cease to amaze me how human beings can eke out an exsitence in some of the bleakest spots on the planet.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Cinnamon, Martinique

Here's some cinnamon in the Spice Market at Martinique with that traditional tartan behind. I've got the dreaded "man flu" hence my absence. Hope you're all well.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Necklace in Bequia

This young lady is on the island of Bequia in the Windward Islands. She made this necklace from fishing wire and money beads and I was buying it for Caroline. Have a great day now.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Undersail off St Lucia

Royal Clipper under sail off St Lucia. Beautiful isn't she. I have been teaching for three days and working at night. I'm so tired, you have a great weekend now.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Barbados East Shore

The are some thirty of these wave undercut rocks along this stretch of the Atlantic coast of Barbados. The smaller rocks on the shore line are in fact coral. I hope you all have a good one today.