Thoughts and musings of an old codger.

Back to England via Glasgow   - Sunday 16-7-23
Leaving Fort William, we had a long drive ahead of us to Glasgow........Read more.

Eilan Donan revisited.   - Friday 14-7-23
Leaving Skye, we went back across the Skye Bridge fairly early, hoping to be able to park at Eilean Donan this time........Read more.

Over the sea to Skye   - Wednesday 12-7-23
Leaving the Lochcarron Hotel we drive along the shoreline to Plockton, the village which was the film setting for the village of Lochduhb in the "Hamish MacBeth" TV series.....Read more.

Ullapool and the Applecross Pass   - Monday 10-7-23
As we left Ullapool the weather was still reasonably pleasant. No sighn of rain but the clouds were building up........Read more.

Thurso to Ullapool   - Friday 7-7-23
Leaving Thurso, we drove along the North coast, amid some glorious scenery. ....Read more.

Kirkaldy to Thurso.   - Thursday 6-7-23
Waking up on the Esplanade car park in Kirkaldy, the weather was fine and sunny. We set off for Inverness........Read more.

Across the border.   - Wednesday 5-7-23
Saying goodbye to the lovely owners of The Stag, we took the A7 through Galashiels towards Edinburgh........Read more.

Off to the Lakes, and beyond.   - Sunday 2-7-23
Sunday we packed up the van and headed off to the Lake District,,, ....Read more.

Swanage and Corfe Castle   - Friday 30-6-23
We had planned to visit the Castle but seeing how steep the hill was we decided to let the yougsters go alone and arranged to meet them in Swanage later........Read more.

I would't go that way myself....   - Thursday 29-6-23
With Gulliver all loaded up we set off for Dorset at around 11:30........Read more.

Off to Scotland   - Wednesday 29-6-23
Its been a while, sorry about that, but we are off tomorrow to Dorset for a weekend, then on to Scotland for the NC500........Read more.

Homeward Bound   - Friday 16-9-22
Back to Flushing for the weekend, had another day on the beach with the grandkids, and a trip to Lappa Valley Railway.....Read more.

The Queen is dead, Long Live The King   - Friday 9-9-22
Arriving at The Engine Inn around 11am we popped in for a coffee and asked if it was OK to stay the night in their carpark, which was no problem.....Read more.

Sandy Crab Sandwiches   - Wednesday 7-9-22
From St Erth Praze we ventured further west to Newlyn, where we purchased some fresh crab sandwiches.....Read more.

Cornwall and the rain   - Tuesday 6-9-22
Usually we enter Cornwall from Dartmoor, taking the A30, but this time being further south, we crossed over the Tamar at Saltash....Read more.

Dorset and Devon   - Thursday 1-9-22
Leaving the Steam Fair on the Sunday, we headed down the coast towards Devon. ....Read more.

The Great Dorset Steam Fair   - Friday 26-8-22
We stayed at a pub stopover on thursday night near Cerne Abbas, and made our way to The Great Dorset Steam Fair.....Read more.

Go West, Old Man, go west   - Thursday 25-8-22
From June, through July to mid August, drought conditions prevailed here in the East, so thoughts arose about getting away again.....Read more.

Raising the roof   - Sunday 31-7-22
While we were in Wales, we met some folks with a VW like ours that had a pop top, and they showed us around.....Read more.

The Journey Home   - Saturday 23-4-2022
After our canal trip we headed off to our night stop a short way from Llangollen to Trefor........Read more.

Snowdonia to The Llangollan Canal.   - Tuesday 19-4-2022
Another sunny morning saw us heading to Betws-y-Coed and up through the mountains to Llanberris........Read more.

Barmouth and Snowdonia   - Sunday 17-4-2022
Descending into Aberystwith we came out of the cloud, but it was stilll a little dull and grey........Read more.

From Gower to Barmouth   - Thursday 14-4-2022
Monday saw us heading north accross the Brecon Beacons for our next free stop, The Pwllgow Arms........Read more.

First trip of the year   - Sunday 10-4-2022
Spring has sprung and we have been itching to get Gulliver out on the road for another trip somewhere. We decided to go to Wales this time.........Read more.

Fixing Gulliver   - Thursday 18-11-21
I've been thinking a lot recently about what is causing Gullivers poor performance and power loss.........Read more.

Local Yokels   - Sunday 31-10-21
A campervan is for weekends, not just for holidays, and despite the onset of real Autumn, decided we do not want to be fair weather campers.........Read more.

Homeward bound   - Sunday 19-9-2021
Somewhere on Bodmin Moor, Gullivers engine management light came on........Read more.

First service   - Thursday 2-9-2021
As with all new installations, often a few snags show up after being used for a while .......Read more.

Maiden Voyage   - Thursday 26-8-2021
Todays the day for the campers maiden voyage! Set off around 11.30 heading for the West Country.......Read more.

Finishing touches   - Sunday 22-8-2021
All the hard work is done, and I have to say it was harder than I expected........Read more.

Lining the benches   - Thursday 19-8-2021
With the benches finished structurally, more or less, it was time to apply the lining.......Read more.

Making the bed   - Saturday 14-8-2021
With the hob and sink filled it was time to make the storage benches and bed.......Read more.

Making a start   - Thursday 12-8-2021
Materials have arrived, time to get out the power tools and brush up my woodworking skills........Read more.

Camper interior design   - Sunday 8-8-2021
Now I have an in-progress campervan conversion. I am fortunate in that there is little or no work needed in the bodywork or mechanical department, I only need to fit out the inside .........Read more.

Long time no blog   - Friday 6-8-2021
A friend mentioned that I don't update this blog very often, and if I didn't do it more regularly, people would not bother coming back to read it.
Guilty as charged!....Read more.

Visiting The Eden Project   - Friday 18-6-2021
While visiting Cornwall we always try to get to the Eden Project at least once a year. This year was no exception, and we visited in late May.....Read more.

Arrival in Cornwall   - Sunday 6-6-2021
Left Dartmoor and now in Cornwall, staying in Falmouth. Pubs are now allowed to seat people inside so we are staying in a hotel. Surprised at how quiet it is though.....Read more.

Off to the West Country   - Saturday 5-6-2021
Finally allowed to travel, and pubs serving outside, we decided to have a break in the West Country so I can take some new photographs and Mrs Flory can visit her grandchildren who live in Cornwall.....Read more.

Lockdown activities   - Tuesday 30-3-2021
Things have been fairly quiet lately. Not being able to travel to take new photographs I have been going back through folder of old shots, with new eyes so to speak.....Read more.

A visit to the Chemist   - Monday 8-03-2021
Back in the 70s, I would guess the cost of a can of film and developing was on average £2.50 for 24 prints. I used to eagerly pop up the chemist a few days later and be immediately underwhelmed with the results of my labours.........Read more.

Moon musings.   - Friday 5-3-2021
Many people ask me why I usually have a compass about my person, and is it because I need it to get home after a heavy session up the pub. Well, there are several reasons, but here is the most obvious.....Read more.

How Many??   - Saturday 20-2-2021
As I was sorting out my gear the other day, my better half asked me “How many cameras have you actually got”? This could be a leading question, like the time she asked how many guitars I really needed.....Read more.

To Sum Up…   - Friday 25-12-2020
Well, its Christmas. And what have we done. Not a lot actually! Website still not updated, but I have been planning it....Read more.

Autumn Cornwall   - Friday 6-11-2020
Late October we went back to Cornwall, to stay a while with my stepdaughter and her family. My wife went a week early as I was still working, and I was to join them later....Read more.

Lockdown, Cornwall and My Favourite Pastime   - Thursday 3-9-2020
If one has a positive outlook on life in general, you often look at things with the with the premise “When one door closes, another opens” ....Read more.

To Blog Or Not To Blog   - Sunday 30-8-2020
Somebody suggested I do a blog. I thought why? I don't consider myself an amazing photographer, and compared to most bloggers, not very knowledgeable about a particular subject or feel I have anything different to offer....Read more.