This weeks challenge is hosted by Tina at Travels & Trifles, and the theme of shadows is very interesting. It gives a lot of scope really, but I have focused on some shapes of nature, and a shot taken in Crete last year.
Thanks to Cee's blog I have found my way to Thursday Tree Love, hosted by Parul at Happiness and Food. My contribution this week is this magnificent Baobab Tree which I photographed in Kenya. The scale of these trees is immense, and even having a carefully arranged person in the shot does not seem to… Continue reading ThursdayTreeLove – 57 Challenge
So after my first trip to the Ionian Islands I had been captured by the beauty and the serenity of both the country and the people I had found. My first thought that following summer was to return, and that I did, with my girlfriend at the time. And then I went back again and… Continue reading Greece – further adventures in the Ionian
And Chapter two from my Annapurna Series
I had both set out alone, days before. I had left the security of Pokora to follow the famous Annapurna trail through the Himalayan mountains, aiming for the Thorong La Pass at 18,000 feet. I had been warned the pass was closed due to the recent bad weather, but with rumours of Alpine guides having been rescued by Helicopter that week this had just added to the adventure. I had not appreciated the danger, for when you are young you believe you are immortal, rashness is yet to be replaced by experience and responsibility, so I had set out into the virtual unknown, telling himself that I could turn back at any point. How bad could it really be?
The first few days the going had been fairly easy going, the snow covering everything, but manageable. Nights were spent in deserted guesthouses, manned by the owners, and perhaps a child…
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So I took another of my walks today, heading down to the North Downs way and following a circular route out of Tilford. The route took me through a variety of different environments, and does a nice pass of the picturesque Waverley Abbey, which was the first Cistercian abbey in England. It was founded in 1128 by William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester. … Continue reading Medieval Waverley Circular near The North Downs Way