walking in Wales

the path

leaving Sedbury Cliffs at the southern end of the Offa's Dyke Path (6th April 2012)

forest trail

spring flowers line the trail above the village of Redbrook (7th April 2012)

Welsh lane

a country lane winds its way between crop and pasture near Monmouth (8th April 2012)


Haydn tallies up bar tabs at the Hunter's Moon Inn, Llangattock Lingoed (9th April 2012)


a storm blows sleet and snow across Hatterall Ridge (10th April 2012)

cottage on the Wye

riverside cottage near Hay-On-Wye (11th April 2012)


a small church at a crossroads near Kington (12th April 2012)


a newborn calf expiriencing a rare moment of solitude (13th April 2012)


the hills above Knighton dusted by a spring snowfall (14th April 2012)


a tree grows out of the remnants of Offa's famous earthwork (15th April 2012)


early morning stillness on Montgomery Canal north of Welshpool (16th April 2012)


sunlight penetrating the silent forest (17th April 2012)

The River Dee

a misty morning in Llangollen (18th April 2012)


an exposed hilltop above and beyond World's End (19th April 2012)

Jubilee Tower, in-storm

The Jubilee Tower, half hidden in the fog and sleet of the storm. (20th April 2012)


16 days and 300km (21st April 2012)

11 days in Israel

spice shopping

a Tel Aviv local stocking up before the markets close for Shabbat (30th March 2012)


Christian Arab newlyweds pose for photos in the gardens of the temple in Haifa (29th March 2012)


at Mt Bental in the Golan, a crucial strategic position overlooking the border, seized by Israel from Syria in the 1967 war (28th March 2012)

HaMakhtesh HaGadol

the second largest makhtesh in Israel, a crater-like depression formed by subsiding seas (26th March 2012)

Dead Sea Works

one of the world's largest producers of salt and potash, on the Dead Sea, just south of Mt Sodom (25th March 2012)


street lights illuminate a lane outside the ancient city of Jaffa near Tel Aviv (24th March 2012)

kite surfer

shabbat in Tel Aviv (23rd March 2012)

old and new

architectural contrasts, Tel Aviv (22nd March 2012)


men playing backgammon in the Old City, Jerusalem (21st March 2012)


a traditional breakfast, Jerusalem (20th March 2012)

flowers and olives

spring flowers surrounding olive trees by the Haas Promenade lookout, Jerusalem (19th March 2012)

other trips, other times

south america 2006

dubai 2011/12