The Derbyshire Derwent

22 Mar

A five minute walk from my door gets me to Beeston Station, where in Wednesday’s bright sunshine Jasper and I took the 09:25 to Matlock by way of Long Eaton, Derby and the Amber Valley halts of Duffield, Belper, Ambergate, … Read More »

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 »