There are still plenty of photography situations where there’s no getting round the need for SLR camera, filters, lights and above all high quality optics. But if you ask me, those situations are growing fewer and further between. Or is … Read More »
George Eliot called it the Floss, put a mill by it and peopled it with the Tulliver family. Upriver she sited a Mudport widely held to be Gainsborough. I was enthralled. For me the tale she spun there, first read … Read More »
The North Downs of Kent and Surrey, like the more beautiful South Downs of Hampshire and Sussex, are predominantly chalk. Highly porous, their streams are few and far between but here and there, where chalk lies above clay, a small … Read More »
Parallel to East Nanjing Road, five hundred metres west of the southbound bend where Su Zhou Creek meets Shanghai’s Huang Pu River, is an upstreet precinct where I spent what was meant to be my last night in China. We … Read More »
Walking the Cheshire Ring is the incredible story, in pictures, of how one dog and his man walked and wild-camped the canal banks of deepest Cheshire, England.
Wednesday evening Jackie and Charis did their packing and went to bed at nine pm with alarms set for one am. Me, I had a beer and half watched, half slept through Rowan Atkinson’s Maigret. My phone alarm was also … Read More »
Sandwiched between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, here’s Bridlington on Saturday.
Seven am. The rhythmic thumping of dhobi women on the ghat below has been with me since before dawn. As Rajasthani summer gathers pace, nights as hot as day have me sleeping nude without covers on the bed; fan on … Read More »
Yesterday evening. I deem it a fine joint, given that it’s the first I’ve rolled in a quarter century, but Guddu’s tone has a dismissive note I don’t entirely care for at so milestone a moment. On what criterion does it … Read More »
It’s tricky, negotiating a way down this baked and rutted track to a lake spied from the road. I have to calibrate. Too little power and I come a cropper as front wheel fails to steer round or over the ruts, pitching the machine sideways. … Read More »