Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Gogarth Sunshine

Fine day yesterday with Zippy on the incomparable Main Wall at Gogarth. Managed to get up the character filled snaking Trunk Line which weaves its way in 7 dramatic pitches starting up Resolution Direct and finishing up the Citadel crack (Gulp!). Wild for E3 and if pitches 5 and 6 are logically linked would make a solid E4. A proper day out.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Yorkshire Coast

A couple of weeks ago we had a family holiday on the North York Coast - such a lovely area so despite lots of rain it was a good trip. Here's a few pics of Whitby beach huts and the lovely back-street gardens of Robin Hoods Bay.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Harlow Carr June Visit

Very enjoyable 'Daddy's Day' today with my youngest daughter visiting the Harlow Carr garden in Harrogate. Here are a few pics:

Friday, May 16, 2014

Bluebell Time

It comes round every year, so it shouldn't be a shock and they're probably one of the most photographed scenes in Britain so they should be boring. But I still fin the brief few weeks when carpets of bluebells burst through British woodland incredible. Here's a few shots from my local woods.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

North West Land

This September the people of Scotland get to vote on whether to go their own way from us lot down South. I wouldn't blame them if they vote yes, I suspect if I was born and lived up that way I'd be tempted too, if only from the heart rather than the head. But on a personal note as an Englishman living down in Sheffield it would be a disaster. Mainly because it will probably mean we'll be condemned to a permanent Conservative government but also because I feel more at home in the landscape of certain parts of Scotland than I do in most of the rest of the UK. Something I was reminded of during last week in Assynt and on Skye.