Lord Mayor's Show, London

The Lord Mayor’s Show

Central London often goes into lockdown for various events, with the London Marathon and the Tour de France coming to mind as recent examples….

Lighthouse on the Isle of Skye on the way to North Uist, Outer Hebrides

“Skye? Not remote enough!” – a day trip to the Outer Hebrides

The previous post was all about dramatic hilltop vistas of a landscape torn apart by the forces of tectonics. I spent my next night…

Sheep on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

How not to pitch your tent on the Isle of Skye

My long-weekend trip to Skye in late August was to be my first experience of solo wild camping, and a bit of an escape into the…

Leadenhall Market, London

Leadenhall Market at night

This is a new kind of post for this blog, with less text and just a handful of photos. These will be interspersed with the longer, slightly…

Stonehenge Summer Solstice Sunrise Spectacular

The summer solstice is a special day at Stonehenge: every year on the 21st of June, the sun rises exactly above the Heel Stone,…

West Kennet Long Barrow, Wiltshire, UK

To the Dawn of History

I have long felt that I have not explored enough of the curious collection of islands that is the UK. My map is being…

Girton College, University of Cambridge, UK

On the brink of the Real World: leaving Cambridge

The weekend before last, the MA graduation of the 2007 cohort marked my last degree-related visit to Girton College. For those not in the…