Category Archives: HIKING

IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER

Christmas Eve  2023 A time for counting one’s blessings and thoughtful reverence  for the true spirit of Christmas.   A time for reflecting on Christmas eves past which in my case go from the sublime to the ridiculous. First the sublime. … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING EVELYN

  “Sing me a song of a lass that is gone, Say, could that lass be I ? Merry of soul, she sailed on a day  Over the sea to Skye.”   THE OUTLANDER Rose Queen of the Snows, Queen Mary’s … Continue reading

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POSITANO

Probably the most well known town on the whole Amalfi Coast,  picturesque Positano draws tourists from around the world. POSITANO FROM THE BEACH BEACH SCENE POSITANO WATERFRONT POSITANO FAREWELL FROM THE FERRY TO SORRENTO

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AUTUMN SPLENDOUR

We were fortunate to have a spectacular display of fall colour in the Gatineau Hills this year. Below is a scene typical of the area. MEECH CREEK COVERED BRIDGE, GATINEAU, QUEBEC

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PATH OF THE GODS

The Path of the Gods is named after a legend, according to which it was the passage of the Greek Gods to save Ulysses from the sirens that were on the island of Li Galli. It is one of the … Continue reading

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MAIORI ITALY

My hiking tour of the Amalfi Coast starts in the charming village of Maiori. MAIORI SEAFRONT MAIORI HARBOUR BY NIGHT MAIORI HARBOUR IN THE MORNING

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ST. DAVID’S DAY

Happy St. David’s Day to all my Welsh friends. KAYAKS ON LAKE VYRNWY HIKING MEMORIES OF WALES CHIRK CASTLE GARDENS, WELSH MARCHES

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CHURCHES OF EL BIERZO AND GALICIA

 Faith moves mountains and Spain has been a devoutly Catholic country for centuries. This could have been on the minds of the of the first pilgrims on their way to Santiago, a religious act,  which would end with their being … Continue reading

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ELTON JOHN DOES THE COMPOSTELLA

 “Daniel is leaving tonight on a plane” CROSSING GALICIAN COASTLINE AT SUNSET I can see the red tail-lights heading off for SPAIN!” BIERZO VINEYARD “They say Spain is pretty, though I’ve never been”  “Daniel says it’s the best place, he’s ever … Continue reading

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INCA TRAIL TREK

My new photobook, INCA TRAIL TREK,  is now available for preview. An initial preview is available here.

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