Mari Lwyd

Photos of the Mari Lwyd festival held at the Gower Heritage Centre over a January weekend, an ancient  welsh custom.   Reviving the ancient tradition of Wassailing.  The ancient tradition of Wassailing is carried out to promote a good Apple Harvest the following...

The town of Mostar in Bosnia and Heregovina

On my recent journey island hopping in Croatia the opportunity arose to take a side trip to Bosnia (which covers the north and centre) and Herzegovina (the south) of the country around 2 hours’ drive from Split. Not a place that instantly springs to mind as a tourist...

Devon and Somerset

As you look out across Swansea Bay a coastal outline that mirrors our own appears on the horizon. Merely 35 miles away as the crow flies and oh I wish that was possible, instead of driving nearly 4 times the distance. Though I have to say the journey is definitely...

Elaphiti Islands

Exploring the islands  just a short boat journey from Dubrovnik Closest to Dubrovnik are the Elaphite’s, the name comes from the Greek word elafos, meaning deer as in ancient times the islands were home to a large deer population.A small archipelago of six...

Croatia

Island – hopping in Croatia Croatia is a great destination for the independent traveler, summer schedules extend the availability of flights from local UK airports to Dubrovnik and Split. From these port cities Island hopping is very easy whether you just want...

A walk along Crymlyn Burrows

Crymlyn Burrows is a nature reserve that follows the shoreline between the Bay campus in Swansea and Neath Estuary. The dunes, beach and saltmarsh are a protected area a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) important as a wildlife habitat, for bird life and...

After Mumbai

Since returning from India I have been busy working with local travel agent NEI UK Ltd  to create a photographic tour of India in October. NEI UK started out as Nature Expeditions India and have been building memories for travellers for more than 25 years. Highlights...

Jaipur

Jaipur, India, photos of Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Lake Palace (Jal Mahal), Palace of the Winds (Hawa Mahal) and some street scenes.    The centre of “The Pink City” Jaipur is a cacophony of sound, the screaming Tuk tuk engines and continual...

Rooftops of Agra

Rooftops of Agra Above the alleys of Agra as the heat of the day subsides people begin to emerge from their homes, taking to the rooftops for air, children to fly kites, washing hung to dry in the sunshine collected, whilst men and boys head along the streets below...

Tiger

Tiger Early start for a morning safari in Ranthambore National Park, from the start there were lots of Samba and Spotted deer, monkeys and a couple of wild boar. When jeeps passed each other guides discussed areas for Tiger sightings. After a couple of hours our...