Category Archives: Travel

The Best of September 20

This will be a regular feature of my blog from this month. Selecting the best photographs of the  hundreds I take every month makes me focus on what I have learnt of life, of photography or of the natural world … Continue reading

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Plas Mawr and Vermeer

I have always loved the simple interiors depicted by the Old Masters of 17th C Holland. In pictures such as Vermeer’s famous “Milkmaid” the way the gentle daylight from the window brings out the rich colours and vivid detail of … Continue reading

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2019 – Some good things.

Yesterday I wrote this: I should have done this yesterday. Put it off for a day and you look around and find you are in a different year! Nothing much has changed though. It’s still damp; cold enough to be … Continue reading

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Is Eco-tourism good for the environment?

This piece was prompted by a brief debate on the Facebook Group of “Terra Incognita” an organisation promoting eco-tourism. https://www.facebook.com/groups/425114481292734/ This is from Meike Becker. . . . . I really found it hard to justify the passion for traveling … Continue reading

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Trees for Life – some thoughts

I don’t blame you, the leaders of Trees for Life, for my problems on the tree planting week. I brought my demons with me. I certainly don’t regret doing it, and there were many positives. There were also some things … Continue reading

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