A Quiet Moment – Cane Garden Bay

A Quiet Moment – Cane Garden Bay

It was another of those endlessly gorgeous tropical afternoons on the British Virgin Islands and I was down at Cane Garden Bay, one of Tortola’s most popular public beaches, enjoy the sea and sun and the whole Margaritaville ambience.  As I was taking it all in...
Snowy Afternoon – Norway

Snowy Afternoon – Norway

Northern Norway has been having a particularly snowy winter this year – so much so that the townsfolk in Tromsø have been at a loss to know where to put it all, and have taken to trucking it away and dumping it in the sea, apparently. But while it might be...
Tromsø – Paris of The North

Tromsø – Paris of The North

  Nineteenth century visitors  to Tromsø, surprised by the elegance and style and sophistication of Norway’s northernmost city, nicknamed the place ‘the Paris of the North’.   While the comparison with Paris may be over-egging the pudding just a...
Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia

Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia

Moss and ferns sprout on ruins along trail near Betws-y-Coed, in the Snowdonia National Park in northern Wales. Snowdonia is one of the wettest places in Britain with parts of the park receiving over 175 inches of rain annually, something that gives the ruins of this...
Leafy Sussex

Leafy Sussex

  A fond memory this, in the depth of winter – riding my Pegoretti road bike along a leafy Sussex lane on a fine spring morning. This particular stretch of country lane, near the village of Winchelsea, is one one of my favourite loops and with the sun coming...