Crete in B&W

After years of travelling in the Ionian Islands, I came to Crete and instantly feel in love with the Island.  I mean not the really crazy bits around the airports, but the more quieter locations that can be found easy enough across this large Island. This year we were based in the foothills above Rethymnon,… Continue reading Crete in B&W

Lens-Artists Landscapes

This week's Lens -Artists challenge set by Amy is Landscapes. I have viewed some really stunning shots today, so I think I'm going to take a slightly different interpretation of this theme.  Please excuse the quality at times as these were all taken in the 1990's with film, and there has been some degradation in… Continue reading Lens-Artists Landscapes

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: In the Distance

This is my entry for Cee's Photo Challenge this week.  The theme this week is in the distance. The shot above was shot along the East Coast of Northland NZ.  The next was taken from a mountaintop in Crete last year.  Looking out across the town of Rethymnon and the Aegean sea beyond. This next… Continue reading Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: In the Distance

Lens Artists Challenge #28 – Curves

Firstly, thank you to Perpetua who invited me to join this challenge, hosted on Travels and Trifles this week.  I much appreciate the invite. I found this challenging in having to choose amongst the multitude of curves I have in my photos.  I opted then for those that mean something to me as a person. … Continue reading Lens Artists Challenge #28 – Curves

There is no such thing as a cheap holiday

This time of year and we start to think about a holiday abroad. Where would we like to go? Where can we afford to go? A scan of the internet soon narrows the possibilities as a few affordable options start to appear on the screen. When I first started taking an annual vacation, back in… Continue reading There is no such thing as a cheap holiday

Corfu – first footsteps, a date with Poseidon and sea journeys

So far in my blogs about the Ionian Islands, I have concentrated on what I feel are my favourites. At this point I need to clarify that these have only become my favourites because I have spent so much time on them. The virtues of the less-explored parts of the group are there for all… Continue reading Corfu – first footsteps, a date with Poseidon and sea journeys