Greece – further adventures in the Ionian

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

Friendly Friday – stay in your comfort zone

My favorite challenge is the Friendly Friday challenge, hosted alternately by The Snow Melts Somewhere, and Amanda at Something to Ponder About, this week with Snow, who has given the challenge of 'stay in your comfort zone'. I've had a good think about this one, and am going to start with two of my real… Continue reading Friendly Friday – stay in your comfort zone

Mountains and Motivation

There was a time when I would climb a mountain on a whim.  I’m not talking about technical climbing with ropes and equipment.  No what they call scrambling, where you just find your way up even if it means a little free climbing along the way.  I’ve climbed quite a few in my time, Mount… Continue reading Mountains and Motivation

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