Archive for May, 2008

Ullapool harbour

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

A glowing welcome to Ullapool.

Talisker whiskey

Friday, May 9th, 2008

The fabulously peaty Talisker single malt whiskey at the Hartfell House country guest house and limetree restaurant, Moffet, Scotland.

8th May 2008

Thursday, May 8th, 2008


7th May 2008

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Bluebell and Tulip

6th May 2008

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

So nice to come back from the bleak Norwegian interior and find Summer in bloom at home. Helps me appreciate the simple cycle of things.

5th May 2008

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Esthwaite Water, Sunrise, Cumbria.

Bowness Ferry, Windermere

4th May 2008

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Tower Bank Arms, Near Sawrey, Ambleside

Tower Bank Arms, Near Sawrey, Ambleside

Esthwaite Water, Sunset, Cumbria. Cracking overnight wild camping spot is this.

Just what I needed after a couple of weeks away – the Lake District, the other half, a proper pub, a real fire, real ale, and a pretty sunset.

3rd may 2008

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Talacre beach, North Wales. I had never been to this beach before, imagining all the caravans parks that line this part of the North Wales coast could have somehow killed off all the native vegetation, but once past the cafes and amusement arcades, the beach is obviously well managed. This entry should have been titled ‘THINGS THAT GROW’, that’s how it felt here after a two week diet of monotone snowscapes.

2nd May 2008

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Another sunny and flat crossing from Bergen to Newcastle. I am sure this 26 hour ferry journey can get very very unpleasant in different weather.

1st May 2008

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

45 stolen minutes in Bergen on the way to the ferry home