Port Mulgrave

Port Mulgrave is a fascinating place for its industrial heritage and wealth of fossils. The collection of makeshift beach huts supposedly all belong to local fishermen who use the bay to harvest the sea for crabs and lobsters.

No spring chicken.

This Minolta Rokkor 55 f/1.7 is my favourite prime lens. It's even older than me, made back in the day when autofocus was still a generation away. But now, thanks to the Techart Pro adapter, it can automatically focus precisely to the reflection of my eye in a dusty mirror.

Bees in flight

Did I say, I love 'em :-)

Spring bumble bees in Moffat.

I love them. They're just soooo ... cute. Nothing bad should ever be said about bumble bees. If someone argued a proof for the existence of God, they could just say to me, "bumble bees", and I'd roll over.

The Southern Uplands (2 new items)

Photos from the local hills

The Uists

A long weekend in the Outer Hebrides taking in the islands of Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, North Uist and Berneray, staying in one of the UK's remotest bothies at Uisinis, and the Gatliff Trust hostels at either end of the Uists.

Lowther Hills Ski Club (7 new items)

These are a few of the photos I've taken mostly during various work parties over the last 2 and a bit years so as to document what we're doing at the Lowther Hills Ski Club.

Cramalt Craig from Megget

Sunshine and lollipops, rainbows and lemon drops ... well, sunshine at least, and great snow in the Moffat and Tweedsmuir Hills. A wee tour on beautiful snow from Megget to Cramalt Craig, and I was a pussy cat lapping up the sunshine on milder slopes w…

Broughton Hills

3rd March 2018 - Finally a day off work and with the road past our house cleared of snow, I was able to get the van out of Moffat. I headed up to Broughton, somewhere I've wanted to ski for a long time, being a regular spot for hill running because the hills there are picturesque, not too high, and reward hungry people with scooby snacks in the village. Visibility wasn't great, and like elsewhere, most of the snow had been blown down to the roads. Nevertheless, decent lines were available on WSW aspects with continuous snow from the car park to access them. We did a few laps of some excellently named tops including one called 'Hammerhead', and skied all the way back to the car park in Broughton just as the weather closed in. Finished off with coffee and a toastie in the lovely Laurel Bank Bistro