ma | phd | frgs | FSA (Scot)
s a writer and photographer specialising in the outdoors
and travel I'm frequently mistaken for someone on holiday! Of course, I'm
not: when I'm walking the fells of Lakeland or the bleak acres of the Migneint
in Snowdonia, or partaking of a little liquid refreshment in
an auberge in some rural part of France, I'm working - honest. Okay,
it's the kind of work I longed for during thirty years in local government; it
pays half as much, and involves much longer hours. But there is no going back;
guess I'll just have to keep on writing.
I reckon everyone has to have a purpose in life. Fanciful as
it might seem, I like to consider a sizeable chunk of mine to be sharing with
others the unadulterated joy I get from recreational walking, and the pleasure
of visiting places that for years I'd never heard of.
I sincerely hope that through my writing and photography you find inspiration
sufficient to encourage your own exploration, and your own joy in the great
wealth of nature, history and culture that awaits.
Mousa Broch, Mousa, Shetland
Catch up with my many travels across Australia in my new book 'Down Under Dreaming'
and buy it here.
These days a lot of my work goes into developing my websites, mostly revolving around French food and the Scottish islands.
Sgurr nan Gillean and the Pinnacles Ridge
from Glen Sligachan, Isle of Skye