The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Mysterious and mystical, wild and windswept are the words which best describe the Holy Island of Lindisfarne in November. Lindisfarne is a tidal island, its insular status ebbing and flowing twice daily with the tide. The island is accessed via a causeway at strictly controlled times: It’s a small island, just over three miles east to west, and one-and-a-half miles north to south. The castle, … Continue reading The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

What’s in the Barn?

Let’s go and find out what’s in the barn……. On a walk last week in the Borrowdale Valley, the track up to this farm looked interesting. I could see a barn at the top with what looked like………. ………..Yep! Washing hanging up to dry. There was a lot more to see around the corner, but that’s for another post. Thanks to Cee for her Black … Continue reading What’s in the Barn?

One Billion Bicycles!

According to Wikipedia there are now more than one billion bicycles in the world. And not one of them is mine! ( When I retired I bought one. I fell off three times as I kept forgetting to put my foot on the ground when I stopped and just slowly keeled over. Ouch!). I do like to photograph them though, especially if I see one … Continue reading One Billion Bicycles!

Glassblower in Caithness Glass Factory

The Ancient Art of Glassblowing.

I found my original external hard-drive last week. It weighs over a kilogram and has its own separate lead and plug to power it. I probably bought it about 20 years ago. These images were taken in 2004 on a visit to Caithness Glass Factory. I had a SonyDSC-P10 camera with a rectangular purple memory stick, capacity 64mb. I’m using LUMINAR software to try to … Continue reading The Ancient Art of Glassblowing.