The Dog and Goose

9 Mar

It’s seldom discussed in polite circles but an unleashed dog can aid the avian photographer. A tyro trying to raise his game, I last night consulted one site’s top tips for freeze-framing birds in flight. Heading the list was learning … Read More »

Kayaking the Trent

27 Feb

With today forecast as the last day of this gorgeous if worrying weather, I took the kayak out for the first time since the Norfolk Broads in August. I put in at Trentlock, where the Erewash Canal joins the Trent … Read More »

Spring in Britain

23 Feb

It’s worryingly early and, with temperature highs of eighteen centigrade – that’s close to sixty-five fahrenheit for oldsters like me – uncommon warm. But that’s no excuse for not getting out to enjoy the upside. Today around Attenborough and River … Read More »

Today in New Orleans

5 Feb

The Mississippi this morning … A walk down Magazine Street to Lafayette Cemetery, stopping for coffee, shelter from ten minute deluge and po’ boy lunch. Tour of the graves. Mahdi Gras preparations everywhere. Streetcar up St Charles Avenue to Audubon … Read More »