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Date archive: August 2014

Visited the new 28 ha Port Sunlight River Park today which has been created from the old Bromborough landfill site. This environmental scheme’s main feature is a lake and a 37m high planted mound, which provides wonderful views across the River Mersey to Liverpool’s historic waterfront. A fantastic new addition to Merseyside’s public parks and…

Once in a while you meet someone with an amazing presence and a face to match. This happened 2 days ago in Lindisfarne. I met a remarkable man with a stunning face, bright blue eyes, handsome, but wrinkled with life’s adventures and tanned from working outdoors. He is a Dutchman who spent his days in…

Just spent 3 fantastic days with my eldest son, James, on the Northumbrian coast. We took a boat trip to the Farne Islands and visited Lindisfarne. The locals were very friendly, the pubs were good, wildlife and landscapes were superb, with plenty of birds and seals to photograph. Here is a shot of an inquisitive…

You may remember my earlier post about the Draken Harald Hårfager, the world’s largest reconstructed Viking longship. The 115ft long boat had a new 78ft (24m) mast made and fitted in Wallasey Docks, from a huge Douglas Fir log which was sourced from Dumfries. The longship left Wallasey today, after its crew sang ‘The Leaving of Liverpool’, sailing through the dock system to emerge on the River…

Details are now finalised for my short Talks Tour in Scotland in late Sep and early Oct 2014. Four diverse illustrated talks; from the Falklands to Galapagos, India and Antarctica, First stop Dundee, then Dunfermline, Edinburgh and Glasgow Photographic Societies. As a Scot living in England and returning ‘home’ for a week, I will take my passport,…

Typical UK weather, 2 days into August and it hasn’t stopped raining. Mind you, we did have 3 sunny weeks in July. Bless the British weather, it gives everyone something to talk about. And rain can provide inspiration, honest!! Here is one of my images together with a verse of the wonderful poem, ‘RAIN’ by…

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