I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN

Thursday, 31 December 2009

2009 AND WHERE WE'VE BEEN Part one

Woke this morning, freezing cold and decided to get a picture or two for the New Year. Got a picture and a not very edifying one at that.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         So plan 'B', a quick look at a few of the sights we've seen.

image   Bought myself Snagit for Christmas so maps should be better in future.

The following images are included because they reflect some of our best days. Some are new all have been reworked from the RAW files.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Captain Cook in Whitby, waiting for his Chinese takeaway!


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    One hundred foot overshot waterwheel in Weardale.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA                         The train driver.........Having agreed to have her picture taken she went shy on me. So this was all I got.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     Calder Idris........A touch on the damp side.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    New Quay............Must include some sunny shots in Part two.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    Emperor Dragonfly........Included simple because it took around five hours to get one in flight. Was almost ready to fetch the fly spray to the little devils.

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     Bristol floating dock.

Have a very, very happy year, my best wishes to you all.


  1. Wondered what was on the menu, very nice too. did Cpt Cook ever get his Take away or did she go shy on him once she saw his chopsticks. wonder why they call them chopsticks?
    have a safe journey for the rest of your travels and all the best for 2010.

  2. Sorry to pull you up Adrian Its Cadair Idris
    translated means Idris's Chair and cadair -y Diawl the Devils chair both are in the Snowdonia Range.

  3. I've really enjoyed following your travels and admiring your pictures Adrian.........and I'm looking forward to next year's.......all the best for 2010!

  4. Tony thanks, don't know about Cpt, Cooks lunch, didn't know Cadair Idris either. Thanks once again for your help.
    Phil, enjoy your very informative blog, all the best to you and yours.

  5. Hello Adrian - so nice to see you! You have been so many places in 2009. In the short time I've been following you, I've greatly enjoyed your photos and write-ups.

    I roared when I read the line about the fly spray. Whatever works eh? ;o)

    I wish you and Molly nothing but the best in 2010!

  6. Adrian, a fine selection mate.

    I've enjoyed every minute reading about your travels, and seeing the pictures. I'm sure there are many people who would love to do what you are doing. I know I would.

    All the very best to you and Molly for the New Year.

  7. Penny, thank you, have a great year.
    Keith cheers, will be the middle of next week before things are back to normal. Will have a wander up to the Lakes, had enough of the south west for a while.

  8. Happy New Year, Adrian. May you have many more wonderful days wandering and exploring. I look forward to sharing your finds in 2010.

  9. I always enjoy your photos-- even the ones you are unhappy with. Happy New Year Adrian.

  10. You have certainly covered some ground in your travels so far. Your great photos are always enlivened by you comments. All the best to you and Molly for 2010 and I hope you manage to find somewhere without rain for a day or two.

  11. Pauline, thank you, service will be back to normal during the next week.
    Tricia, You make sure to have a great year.
    Jim, and to you and yours.
    John, thanks, today could be the day, giving snow or sleet showers.

  12. Hi Adrian. I hope you have a wonderful year with High Expectations (See Pauline's posting High Expectations) which come to fruition. After all you have a more varied and interesting life at the moment than most people do. And you provide your blogging pals with hours of good reading and viewsing as well.

    Have a really good one, Adrian.

  13. GB, thank you, despite the horrors of air travel I suspect I may be starting to feel a touch of envy. Internet connection here is a nightmare but have a longer extension for the dongle so will start to catch up.