Dunnottar

In June while visiting Aberdeen we took a day trip to Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire while there we spent the afternoon at nearby Dunnottar Castle. Although I have visited the site of Dunnottar Castle several times over the years this was the first time that I explored the actual castle itself. The castle provides some majestic views over the North Sea.

Stonehaven Harbour

Back in June while visiting friends and family in Aberdeen, we took a trip to Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire. While growing up my parents would take me on many day trips to Stonehaven and it has become one of my favourite costal towns in Aberdeenshire.

Mandarin Duck

While visiting the Longshaw Estate in Derbyshire the other weekend we managed to see some of the wildlife that have made the estate their home, including some Mandarin ducks.

Longshaw Estate

 

 

Beast from the East

Last week saw much of the UK under a blanket of snow caused by what is being nicknamed “The Beast from the East”, bringing at least some parts of the country to a stand still or at least a mild panic that there might be a sudden shortage of bread & milk.

Usually I mock the people of Yorkshire when there is the mere hint of snow. Although on this occasion I shall let them off as it did nearly get to Scottish standards.

Sadly I did not have much opportunity to capture the picturesque scenes that this sudden snowfall had created. Although some may have you believe that with the first hint of snow we all must stockpile milk & bread, and in the madness forget how to drive safely, life does still go on and we must all still go to work. These are just a few of the scenes that I managed to capture.

 

Cameo Island

During our recent holiday to Zakynthos we took a trip to Agios Sostis a small village located between Laganas & Keri. Where we spent some time taking in the views from Cameo Island. A small private island situated just off the bay of Agios Sostis.

For a small fee you can visit the private island, which hosts a couple of bars that offers refreshments for guests to enjoy as they relax on this little spot of paradise. One of the things that impressed us from our visit to Zakynthos was the crystal clear waters that surround most of the island. One side of the island overlooks Laganas Bay & Agios Sostis, where the other side of the Island looks out towards the island of Marathonsis, which is affectionately known by locals as “Turtle Island” due to it being the nesting home of loggerhead turtles.

I would definitely recommend anyone holidaying to Zakynthos taking some time to visit Cameo Island, we spent a few hours relaxing on the island enjoying the Greek sunshine and capturing some photos of this little spot of paradise.

Curbar Edge

What better way to spend a bank holiday Monday than to go walking in the Derbyshire hills. On a clear day from Curbar Edge you can see out over the Derbyshire moors and valleys. I forget how close we are to the Peak District.

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