Category Archives: HIKING

RUNNYMEDE, SURREY

MAGNA CARTA MONUMENT During my recent trip to  London, I made a pilgrimage hike out to Runnymede despite ISIS threats to the London transport system. Next year will be the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta Libertatum.  MEMORIAL … Continue reading

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HIKING IN CHESHIRE

A CIVILIZED PASSTIME  CHESHIRE SCENERY ALPACA Not your grandfather’s livestock!! THE CAT & FIDDLE The Cat and Fiddle is the second highest pub in Britain.  It is situated on the western fringes of Cheshire in the Peak District National Park. … Continue reading

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LAKE VYRNWY, MONTGOMERYSHIRE, WALES

LAKE VYRNWY DAM Lake Vyrnwy in mid Wales  is the water supply reservoir for the English city of Liverpool.  The impressive Victorian dam which makes this possible was completed in 1888. LAKE VYRNWY Lake Vyrnwy is a designated nature reserve … Continue reading

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COASTAL CORNWALL

TREVOSE HEAD LIFEBOAT STATION, CORNWALL, ENGLAND My new book, Coastal Cornwall, is available for preview on my publisher’s website. I took the pictures a couple of years back during a hiking trip on the Coastal Footpath around Cornwall. 60 pages … Continue reading

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CHAMONIX…..and me!!

My new coffee table photo book , CHAMONIX, is now available for preview at my publishers. The French Alps up close and personal, stunning panoramas and fascinating detail. 60 pages of heretofore unseen views on ProLine Pearl photo paper in … Continue reading

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GROS MORNE REVISITED

“SKYFALL”          Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne My new photo book of my trip to Gros Morne National Park  is now available for preview at my publisher’s website. Produced in large landscape format (13″ x 11″) on … Continue reading

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LAST HIKE…..LEVANCHER VILLAGE!

Oct 13.  Weather looks good and clear. We decide on one last hike around the village of Levancher up past Chamonix toward the head of the valley. First, it’s a quick stop in Chamonix at the Office du Tourisme to … Continue reading

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LAC VERT HIKE

For the past week, we have been flashing by the village of Servoz which is halfway between Chamonix and Sallanches. Too bad, as it turns out to be one of the prettiest in the valley. In navigating to the parking … Continue reading

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MONT TRUC HIKE

Summer has returned to the Valley as the weather breaks clear and warm. We decide to do something a little different by driving back down the valley past Servoz and come back in to the other side of the central … Continue reading

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DISPARUS

Over the years, the villages that we have been visiting have produced many of the famous guides and climbers. First, a drink to the living!!! And then a  toast to the dead!!! Each cemetery has memorials to those that have … Continue reading

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